Thursday, March 27, 2008

Jumping into nowhere

News came out of the Portland/Seattle area the other day that some kids playing outside their house may have located the parachute used by the legendary Dan Cooper (a/k/a D. B. Cooper) in his infamous Thanksgiving 1971 hijacking of a Northwest Orient Boeing 727.

If you're not up to speed on the whole D. B. Cooper saga, Wikipedia is here to give you all the vitals on this mysterious and fascinating chapter in American crime.

And if, by some chance, you don't have the time, inclination or cerebral wherewithal to read about D. B., then perhaps Todd Snider can sum things up for you in a three-and-a-half minute pop nugget. Todd Snider - D. B. Cooper

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1 comment:

Craig Xor said...

That was an interesting story - I read the whole wiki. I had never heard of this guy.