Talk:Skyhook (cable)

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Practical Joke[edit]

A sky hook is a "hook" used to lift an object, in difficult locations without readily-apparent support. It has been in use in factories and shipyards as a practical joke since the start of the industrial revolution (and probably even before that) to send new apprentices to the Stores on a futile search for such an imaginary object. Other items were "a Long Wait", "Tartan Paint", and "Black Whitewash". New employees would be sent for variations of same till they caught the drift of what was going on. It's difficult to reference the origins of a thing like this. Any help, appreciated. BeckenhamBear (talk) 08:48, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

A skyhook isn't a type of cable. It's an imaginary object that plays a role in a joke/trick. Shouldn't the article be called something like "Skyhook (practical joke)", or "Skyhook (imaginary equipment)", or something like that? Iapetus (talk) 22:11, 14 October 2016 (UTC)