Did You Know?
Stephen Fry says that there are almost 19500 airports in the world, and that "every single one of them" uses the three letter identification code (known as the IATA airport code) that are typically found on baggage tags etc. This is incorrect: not all airports use this code, because simply there aren't enough unique combinations; 26 times 26 times 26 is 17576, and as stated above, the number of airports in the world exceeds that. The code that designates every single airport around the world is a four-character alphanumeric code called the ICAO airport code (which has a total of 1679616 possible combinations). See more
[During a discussion on the future of Aviation, Stephen remarks that the flight crew of the future will consist of one pilot and a dog
The job of the pilot will be to feed the dog. The job of the dog is to bite the pilot if he tries to touch anything.
References Boy on a Dolphin