Designing things is hard. You must go to school for years doing un-fun things like math and physics to become qualified to build most things professionally. And because humans are humans and not calculators, mistakes are likely to occur. In this article, I’ll show you 10 bizarre and noteworthy examples of design errors made by engineers and architects.
10. Aircraft Carrier Runways
Aircraft carriers were a significant factor during WWII due to the significance of having air superiority over other nations. Because the planes of that era had much more limited flight ranges than they do now, being able to land in the middle of the ocean was a huge advantage.
Unfortunately, making this landing in the middle of the ocean was seriously difficult. The runway on the top of the ships was so small that in order to stop in time, planes had to catch a wire that would slow their speed. This was also difficult for pilots to do, and so landing was perilous.
Imagine driving your car towards the edge of the Grand Canyon, and the only thing between you and going over is a couple of your drunk friends holding some dental floss.
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