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Facts About Airplanes
Since man has been on Earth they looked at the birds and have wanted to fly. Birds make flying look easy, but they have hollow bones and feathers. Man does not. However, that didn’t stop humans from finding a way to soar high in the sky. Read on to discover all about the airplane, like how it came to be, how it works and even what NOT to do on an airplane.
The History of the Airplane
The history of flying started way back in 400 A.D with the Chinese. They invented the kite, which got scientists thinking about wind currents and how they worked. In 1485, a famous painter (Leonardo Da Vinci) drew pictures of flying machines. However, it wasn’t until much later when two brothers were successful in making the first flyable airplane.
It’s All About Defying Gravity
Gravity is the invisible force that keeps us (and everything else) from flying off the Earth. So when it comes to designing an airplane, it’s all about defying this heavy force.
Types of “Metal Birds”
There is more than one type of airplane. Read on to discover all the “metal birds” we have today.
Space Shuttles: these are purely for going into outer space. They are between an airplane and a rocket.
What NOT to Do On an Airplane
Being on a long flight can be very boring. But there are things you can do to pass the time. Try reading, listening to music or taking a nap. However, there are things we don’t recommend doing while you are in an airplane. Read onвЂ¦
- blow you nose and show others the contents of the tissue.
- yell “pillow fight!” when the flight attendant hands out the pillows.
- push the call bell and pretend you got a shock.
- continue to ask silly questions to the people around you like, “do you like ears or noses better?”
- keep ringing the call bell and asking the flight attendant, “are we there yet?”
- drop a pen in the aisle and yell, “that’s mine!” when someone picks it up.
Ponder This: there is one very serious thing you should never do on an airplane. What is it?
More Freaky Factoids
We haven’t flown over all the fun just yet. Here are the answers to your ponder this questions. Check it out.
Did you knowвЂ¦
- Wilbur Wright’s first flight was not very successful? He actually ended up damaging the airplane.
- Supersonic jets can break the sound barrier?
- the new AirBus A380’s can carry up to 840 passengers?
- you should NEVER say you have a bomb on an airplane? This will get you in serious trouble.
Now that you have learned all these high-flying facts, you can glide over to your friends and family to share your new-found knowledge. Who knows? You might just become known as “the pilot of the best airplane facts ever.”