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Extreme STOL aircraft

Those daring men in their magnificent flying machines! The brave Canadian bush pilots, the South American jungle pilots and the freight pilots operating […]

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Oldest boats

Rock drawings from the Red Sea site of Wadi Hammamat, dated to around 4000 BC, show that ancient Egyptian boats were made […]

06/21/2011. Category: vehicles. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Record for most passengers on an airplane

It is not clear who was the first to fly an airplane: Richard Pearse, Gustave Whitehead or Orville Wright. Whoever it may […]

10/28/2010. Category: vehicles. Tags: , , , ~ Comment on this post

All international airline pilots speak English

The actual invention of language is not known except for references in the Bible. It is not known what language Adam and […]

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Were the Wright Brothers the first to fly?

Wilbur and Orville Wright weren’t just lucky to make the first flight. They played with flying paper models in their youth, and […]

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Largest cruise ships in the world

When Ferdinand Magellan led the first circumnavigation of earth in the 16th century, his 5 ships were about 100 feet (33 metres) […]

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Mercedes cars are named after an Austrian girl

In 1897, Austrian businessman Emil Jellinek, traveled from his home in Nice, France to purchase a car from the Daimler factory in […]

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Traffic lights in use before there were motorcars

Traffic lights were used before the advent of the motorcar. In 1868, British railroad signal engineer J P Knight invented the first […]

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World’s worst traffic jams and travel

The amount of time that people spend on travel has been consistent at 1,1 hours per person per day in all societies. […]

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Invention of the submarine

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) made sketches of a submarine and William Bourne, a British mathematician, drew plans for a submarine in 1578. […]

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