On September 9, 1913, Russian pilot Pyotr Nesterov did something no other pilot had ever done before. He flew his Nieuport IV monoplane into a loop. Why? Because he was Russian and said he could. There may have been vodka involved. When he landed the plane he was immediately arrested for endangering valuable Russian military equipment and jailed for ten days. When the famous French pilot Adolphe Pegoud repeated Nesterov’s stunt, Pyotr’s supervisors immediately reversed the punishment, promoted him to staff captain and awarded him a medal and began bragging how a crazy Cossack had done it first. This is not the first time a man has done a crazy stunt, been punished for it, very soon afterwards have someone else do it, and then be rewarded for it. Married men will know what I’m talking about.
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