Boeing is consistently flying to test their planes, but these are flights that don’t necessarily have a destination. It’s more that the pilots are up in the air for long stretches until they land back where they started.  That might get boring, so it’s up to the pilots to entertain themselves. One test team did so by tracing the outline of a plane with their flight path. The outline is big enough that it covers 22 states and took 18 hours to accomplish. The plane they flew/traced is the 787-8, an aircraft designed to provide more long-distance direct flights, reducing travel time and, hopefully, expenses. And if this is how those test pilots spend their time, we’re totally okay with that, even if we wouldn’t expect great wall art to come from Boeing.


We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”