The Wright Brothers and Their First Flight (With a Twist!)

Kids tell the fanciful history of the Wright Brothers and their fateful first flight. Learn what happened (plus some) in this "totally accurate" history.

The Wright Brothers and Their First Flight (With a Twist!)

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Kids tell the fanciful history of the Wright Brothers and their fateful first flight. Learn what happened (plus some) in this "totally accurate" history.

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These days, when we hop on a plane to head home for the holidays or embark on a grand vacation, we don’t think of the earliest experiments with air travel. Those good ‘ole Wright brothers really did us a favor with their invention of the airplane in 1904.

In this episode of Totally Accurate History, we get a lesson from some kid historians on the invention of the airplane.

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Like, did you know that “the first airplane looked like a bicycle?” It’s true—”the first airplane stayed in the air for a while, but then it fell.”

“I’m pretty sure they were frustrated, but they kept working,” one of the kids deducts. Extraordinarily insightful. Those Wright brothers certainly had some unique methods for making their airplane successful, some involving “huge walking sticks” and, you know, “pushing the airplane into the sky.”

Above all, one thing we can know for certain is that “…the birds were confused.” Maybe the birds didn’t like the Wright brothers’ invention of the airplane, but they went along with it for our sake.

So, it seems we owe a debt of gratitude to the Wright brothers and the birds of the air. You learn something new every day! Check out the video above for even more interesting “facts” about the first flight.


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