Between 1983 and 2000, there were 53,487 people involved in plane crashes. 51,207 of those people survived. from 2000 through 2018 (which includes 9/11) it’s still holding at 95.7%
Inventor Richard James, a naval engineer, was trying to create a spring that could help stabilize equipment on boats in choppy waters. However, his spring’s ability to move seemingly on its own proved more interesting and became the prototype for the Slinky in 1943.
During World War II, the British were shooting down Nazi planes like a BOSS. The reality of it was the British had pretty much perfected Radar. So they could see the planes coming at them. But they didn’t want to let people know that it was because of the radar. So they started a propaganda campaign that said that the reason they were so good at shooting down planes, was because they ate a shit ton of carrots and it gave them excellent eye sight.
The wall is the same color, texture and made of a lot of the same stuff that surrounds it. While if you have a super high magnifying telescope you can see the wall, hell you can see a cars license plate if you want. But even though every middle school social studies teacher tells you that the wall can be seen from space with the naked eye. It’s actually not even close to true. Even Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei confirmed he couldn’t see it while in orbit
For some reason a lot of people think that Henry Ford evented the Automobile. Actually it was Karl Benz (of Mercedes Benz) in 1885. What Ford did sort of invent was the moving assembly line to put the cars together.