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Understanding More About The Wright Brothers

The fastest means of travelling between two far apart distances currently is through 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.

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 next factor that is unique about them 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. 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. When she was raising them, she used to make her own home appliances and toys for the kids. 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 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. They were considered promising because they were associated with the invention of a number of some new technology at the time.

In their lifetimes, they only flew together just once and that is the other unique thing about them. The only time this happened is when they managed to get their plane off the ground and brought the father with them. The innovation was considered a family affair and this was the first time they felt the innovation was remarkable and that is why it happened.