How about "The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs" (gotta love that Aesop). A little biology mixed with heavy duty alchemy? To boot, isn't this story what Silicon Valley is all about - ok maybe I'm being a little cynical.
Love the 3 little pigs idea - sounds like great fodder for MythBusters!
1. That is AWESOME! This provides a whole other dimension to finding the rightful owner of the glass slipper.
2. I think there should be a whole series of engineering fairy tales!
3. You should start with the 3 little pigs (how much force it takes to knock down the various houses or something)
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