Category: vehicles

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 […]

01/24/2014. Category: vehicles. Tags:

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:

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: , , ,

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 […]

10/13/2010. Category: vehicles. Tags: ,

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 […]

02/08/2010. Category: vehicles. Tags: , , ,

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) […]

02/08/2010. Category: vehicles. Tags: ,

Mercedes cars are named after Austrian girl

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

02/07/2010. Category: vehicles. Tags: , , ,

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 […]

02/07/2010. Category: vehicles. Tags: ,

World’s worst traffic conjestion 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. […]

02/07/2010. Category: vehicles. Tags: ,

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. […]

02/07/2010. Category: vehicles. Tags:

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