Learning More About The Wright Brothers
The airplane is currently the fastest way to travel in between two distant places. 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. The wright brothers beside the obvious airplane things have other unique things that are rarely talked about.
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 next factor that is unique about them is that they were not afraid of death. Before the airplanes, there were gliders, and the brothers had perfected the sport although it was very dangerous. The danger in the gliding sport occurred because it was difficult to control navigation at the time and many people who tried fell to their death. Adding a combustible engine to the already dangerous glider was daring but that never stopped them from doing it.
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. 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.
The fourth fact to know is that they invented other things other than the airplane. 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. They were considered promising because they were associated with the invention of a number of some new technology at the time.
The last unique thing is that they only flew together once throughout their lifetimes. 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. 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.