Inspired by a 1967 paper airplane contest at the Great Hall in New York, Klara Hobza developed a contest, the New Millennium Paper Airplane Contest.
This weekend, Studio 360 interviewed Hobza on the book which chronicles the entries:
Depending on what you try to achieve with your paper airplane, you’ll choose a different design. If it’s supposed to stay in the air for a long time, then the wings will be much wider, and if you try to get it to get it to fly farther, it will be a more dart-like narrow shape.
Hobza describes the feeling as, “Defying your own physical limits of your own physical body.” You may want to make your own to try out your own limits.