Weird Facts About The Wright Brothers
Currently, the fastest way to travel between two distant places is the use of the airplane. The world has become like a small village because of this means and hence it has caused the growth of major towns and cities around the world. Tourism has been improved, business made efficient and the migration to new neighborhoods simplified through this mode.
For reasons such as those, the invention has been considered one of the most amazing 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. Although all we know from history is this about them, they had other unique things that are not talked about.
Firstly, the wright brothers were not married. The fact was countered by the assumption that they never met a woman adventurous enough to fly with them. The wright brothers were not afraid of death and that is the second fact that is unique about them. Before the airplanes, there were gliders, and the brothers had perfected the sport although it was very dangerous. Death caused by people falling and the difficulty to control the navigation was why the gliding sport was considered dangerous. The wright brothers even dared a couple of times to add an engine which was combustible.
Their mother was the source of the skill and that’s the third fact. Unlike what many people may assume that that they got the skill from their father, their mum was actually the one from a lineage of mechanics. She normally made her own appliances and toys for the kids when she was raising them. She was her son’s adviser about their projects until she died from an illness caused by tuberculosis.
another unique factor is that other than the airplane they created other things too. Cycling became easy when they invented the oil retaining wheel hub and the coaster brakes before which they had begun a newspaper printing company and later a bicycle repair shop. They were a promising team of people because they were associated with some cool technology at the time.
The last unique thing is that they only flew together once throughout their lifetimes. 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.