Learning More 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. 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 wright brothers who invented this are the ones to thank. 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.
Firstly, the wright brothers were not married. Most likely is the assumption that they did not meet any woman adventurous enough like 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.
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. Up until tuberculosis killed her, the brothers used to go to her for consultation on their projects.
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 this happened is when they managed to get their plane off the ground and brought the father with them. This is because they now considered the invention a family affair.