Flying Dinner
October 13, 2010 9:54 PM   Subscribe

Danakil Desert ; 1938 - Dinner from the sky "Italians love their food. And they love it fresh. You know this. What you might not know, though, is the lengths they will go to in order to enjoy a fine dining experience."
posted by manny_calavera (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm surprised this experience was not combined with a little light hunting as dinner wafted down from on high. Hunting, a fine dinner, a light post prandial apertif. What could be more sublime?
posted by Ahab at 10:50 PM on October 13, 2010

I suppose that should be a "digestif", but hell, if one's talking about shooting sheep as they parachute into camp, the nature of the drink pales in comparison.
posted by Ahab at 10:54 PM on October 13, 2010

As God as my witness...I thought sheep could skydive.
posted by zardoz at 11:50 PM on October 13, 2010 [3 favorites]

Lambs away!
posted by XMLicious at 12:04 AM on October 14, 2010

seventy-two sheep and two bulls

posted by Ian A.T. at 12:12 AM on October 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

When the Italian army advanced across the Danakil Desert in north-eastern Ethiopia during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, it was crucial that they travel with as little as possible. The desert, named by National Geographic as "The Cruelest Place on Earth," is pockmarked with volcanoes and known for its oppressive heat. With 120 miles of nothingness ahead of them, the troops had to move fast.

Spell check damn it!
posted by Splunge at 3:56 AM on October 14, 2010

Please delete the above stupidity by me. I must not post pre-coffee. I must not post pre-coffee.
posted by Splunge at 3:57 AM on October 14, 2010

I'm sure that was a great experience all around for the sheep.
posted by HumanComplex at 10:46 AM on October 14, 2010

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