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The Surprises You’ll Find In The Smithsonian Museums

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Founded in 1846 with a $500,000 bequest, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is the largest museum complex in the world. Each year, millions of visitors flock to the 17 museums and galleries in the nation’s capital. On their list? Famous artifacts such as the
“Sky Baby” (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)

The Surprise: “Sky Baby”
What It Is:
On a dare in the 1950s, pilot Ray Stits built what was at the time the world’s smallest piloted airplane. Sky Baby, with a wingspan of 7 feet, 2 inches and measuring 9 feet, 10 inches long and just 5 feet tall, took read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com





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