Today is National Paper Airplane Day

Not that it has anything to do with spies or spy fiction (James Bond aside), but it is kinda cool stuff when you dig into the art of paper planes.

The USA based designs of their WWII bombers on paper models.

The world record for paper airplane flight is two inches under 227 feet.

There’s a video of the Guinness Book of Records flight here.

And if you’re tempted to reach for a sheet of printer paper yourself, The Art of Manliness explains “How to Make the World’s Best Paper Airplanes” here.

PS:  The current world record holder for paper plane flights is offering $1,000 to anyone who can beat his record, using paper planes built to his instructions, which you can find here.