Of mice and 767-300's

Robert S. Thau (rst@ai.mit.edu)
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 15:29:31 -0500 (EST)

Jim Whitehead writes:
> A true story. Can FoRK come to the rescue?...
> >From: Nathaniel.StJohn@mailport.delta-air.com
> >Subject: Challenges of working at Delta Airlines
> >
> >Hello everyone,
> >
> > This is just one of the many challenges I face daily at Delta Airlines.
> >This is actually 100% true and Delta is still trying to find an economical
> >solution (i.e. that's not going to cost them another $2 Million)!

Hmmm... I mentioned this as a brain-teaser to Chris Provenzano of MIT
pthreads fame, and he suggested simply flying the plane up to altitude
and depressurizing the cabin, whereupon (presumably) the mice would
all die of hypoxia. Of course, a plane with a few hundred *dead* mice
in out-of-the-way places may not be all that much more pleasant than a
plane with a few hundred live ones (particularly if any of them have
gotten into the ventilation system).