Wallace Floater


Scotlands early and unsuccessful aeronautics program began in secrecy in the late 1800's. MP Cloaghan Wallace was in an unusually full bathtub (a product of one of his infamous fits of frivolity), when he noticed that his rubber duck, upon being sumberged, then released, would surface quicker the further down it was held. Theorising that an inflatable craft held at astonishing depths could break the waters surface, and eventually rise into orbit, he obtained funding and expertise, and began the project in the utmost secrecy.

The experiment ended in disaster 2 years later, when the manned prototype was first crushed under intense pressure, then released, jetisonning the crushed bodies a mile above Glasgow.

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