From a design standpoint, birds look like they can fly. They're small, light, feathery and they've got, you know, those wings. But did you ever realize every manmade thing that can fly, from blimps to 767s to Sikorsky helicopters, don't look like they can, or should?
Here with more proof of that is a Japanese kite. Doesn't look so big in the top photo, right? Well how about the one below?
Obviously it took a lot of bodies to realize this project, and we'd love to see the meeting that made it happen:
Kite Guy 1: I think we should make a kite this big.
Kite Guys 2 thru 50: How big?
Kite Guy 1: This big.
Kite Guys 2 thru 50: Okay!
Lastly, here's a shot of something else that oughtn't fly: a twisted airplane that caused great concern last year for everyone, at least for the 10 seconds it took them to realize it was Photoshopped. Why, internet, why?
kite via tokyo times
photo sources: 1, 2, 3, 4