When Amazon announced its Prime Air delivery service right before last year's Black Friday, everyone kind of wrote it off as a well-timed publicity stunt. But it would appear that Amazon is moving ahead to some extent with the idea, and it's now looking for a test pilot to rush you that Taylor Swift CD post-haste.
This story has been kicking around the internet for awhile, but man oh man oh man is it worth a read. Test pilot Bill Weaver was flying an SR-71 Blackbird on an experimental evaluation flight when a malfunction at Mach 3.18 caused the plane to literally tear apart. Yet somehow, Weaver survived.