Trivia Tester : Questionable Goals

Question :  Which of the following have not, at least once, been flown through by an airplane?

  1. The Arc de Triomphe
  2. The St. Louis Gateway Arch
  3. The Eiffel Tower
  4. The Lincoln Tunnel
  5. none of the above
Answer:  If they’ll build it, it seems someone will be unable to suppress some irresistible urge to fly through it, under it, or between parts of it, as though somehow points and goalposts were involved. Pilots have flown under almost every major bridge, and indeed at one point a pilot flew an airplane (a Bonanza) through the arches of the Eiffel Tower. (Shortly after WWII, an allied pilot flew a P-51 through the Arc de Triomphe. The Gateway Arch has been threaded many times. The Lincoln Tunnel, which connects midtown Manhattan with central New Jersey, first opened in 1937. So far however, it has proven inaccessible to even the most inspired daredevil. That would probably be because of it’s somewhat winding path, its average length (between its three parallel tubes) of one and a half miles, and more than likely, the fact that the average inner diameter is only about 25 feet and the headroom only about 13. It’s choice D. (I’ll bet I still had some of you wondering for a bit there, impossible as this was.)