Here Is Why You Don't Want the Power of Flight

Who does not envy Superman or Iron Man for flying? It turns out the power of flight, however, may not be a good thing.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Who hasn't dreamed of flying like Superman or Iron Man? The power of flight can have many advantages even beyond avoiding pesky airport journeys.

Imagine being able to fly over traffic, fly to your favorite holiday destination, or simply fly away from an irritating situation (now that is a proper dramatic exit!). Even better, if you could reach the moon and stars beyond, what wonders would you discover?

However, Kyle Hill from Because Science is here to tell us that the power of flight is not all it's cracked up to be. And why should we listen?

Well, the YouTube channel's host describes himself in his about section as so: "Nerdist Science Editor Kyle Hill uses real-world math and science concepts to solve, measure, and make sense of pop culture quandaries in comics, video games, movies, and TV."

Well, there you go! If Hill can explain the science behind flying and its many perils using science facts we so dearly love, then it's best we listen. And that is exactly what he does.

"If you think about the potential drawbacks of the power of flight scientifically, I don't know if you even want it," says Hill in his clip.

We won't tell you the details. You have to watch the video for that. But we will tell you his facts are science-based and very convincing. 

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