Weird Facts About The Wright Brothers
The fastest means of travelling between two far apart distances currently is through the airplane. The mode of transport has caused the growth of towns and cities because the world has become like one village. Tourism has been improved, business made efficient and the migration to new neighborhoods simplified through this mode.
Reasons like these cause the invention to be considered among the greatest invention of all times. Wright brothers are the ones to be thanked for this invention. The first people to make and fly the first aeroplane are the wright brothers and they appear in the books of history. 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.
Firstly, the wright brothers were not married. They did not meet a woman who was as adventurous enough to fly with them is the assumption they have given to this fact. The second factor is that they were not afraid of death. The wright brothers perfected a dangerous sport, that of the gliders that came before the airplanes. 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.
Thirdly, their mother was the source of the source of the mechanical skills they had. 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.
Other than the airplane they invented other things as the fourth fact. They first opened a bike repair shop and a newspaper printing company after which they innovated the coaster brakes and the oil retaining wheel hub that made cycling easier. 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. The only time they flew together was when they managed to get the plane off the ground and that is the only time they flew together and even brought their father. This is because they now considered the invention a family affair.