Weird Facts About The Wright Brothers
Currently, the fastest way to travel between two distant places is the use of the airplane. Towns and cities around the world have grown because of the mode making the world look like one small global village. Through this, people are able to move around the world for pleasure or business or to settle in new neighborhoods among others.
Reasons like these cause the invention to be considered among the greatest invention of all times. The ones to thank for this invention are the wright brothers. The books of history acknowledge the wright brothers as the first people to make and fly the first airplane. There are a lot of things that are not talked about the wright brothers because all we know about them is the fact that they made the airplane.
None of the wright brothers was attached in holy matrimony is the first fact that should be known. The fact was countered by the assumption that they never met a woman adventurous enough to fly with them. The second factor is that they were not afraid of death. Prior to having the airplanes, the brothers had perfected the sport of using gliders although it was considered dangerous. The gliding sport was dangerous because there was no mechanism to navigate them at the time and eventually many people fell and died. A couple of times, the wright brothers dared to add a combustible engine to the glider.
The third fact is that they got their mechanical skills from their mother. Their mum was the one with the skill because she came from a lineage of mechanics unlike what many would think that they got the skill from their father. As she raised them, she made toys for them and even made her own home appliances. The wright brothers always consulted her about their projects until she died from a tuberculosis illness.
Other than the airplane they invented other things as the fourth fact. They had started a newspaper printing company, later opened up a bicycle repair garage and invented the coaster brakes for bikes and the oil retaining wheel hub that made cycling easy. The technology they developed at the time was considered cool at the time and being associated with them made them be considered promising.
In their lifetimes, they only flew together just once and that is the other unique thing about them. They brought the father with them once they had managed to get the plane off the ground and that is the only time they flew together. The reason this happened is because it was the first time they felt something big as this and they considered the innovation a family affair.