As you count off the reasons to celebrate, you might as well add this one. The Terrafugia flying car, or drivable airplane, which I first saw at an Oshkosh air show years ago, has just finished its Phase I flight tests. For previous coverage of this vital story, see this and this. For flight test videos, just click below.
See Gizmag for more coverage.
Is this going to solve America's transportation-gridlock problems? Unt-uh. But watch this video and tell me that you don't feel a little bit better about The Land of the Free.