Did you know that you can enjoy many members-only features simply by quickly registering (no CAPTCHA!)?
Registering gives you access to our giveaways, forum features, increased search performance, access to our Download Library, create your own blog & gallery, and more!
Once you have registered, stop by in 'Hello World', and introduce yourself.
8 Airplane Myths The Movie Industry Made Us Believe
Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:09 AM
Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:53 PM
Not airplane related, but the nitroglycerin hoax is still believed by many. We lose many seniors each year that bite their pills too hard and it blows their heads apart. I think this started somewhere in the old Clint Eastwood days. Sent using Tapatalk
I hope you're making that up, I'm still laughing.
Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:31 PM
Geeez. I think I saw that used in over 25-30 movies. IIRC One Clint Eastwood movie (1960ish) had them transporting nitroglycerin in a chuckwagon with thirty elastic bands from the sides, supporting a floating basket in the middle. If they hit a bump too large, while travelling over the rocky ground, it would have cleared off a small town.
Many movies would have a test-tube full, tossed by the villain, and the hero would dive across the floor, over 20 feet and catch it, before it hit the floor, saving the day for the sweaty browed rest of the cast.
One drop could turn a home into toothpicks if it was dropped.
I still have arguments over the last few years with others, that still believe it is real.
We have even got an entry in WikiPedia that nobody has successfully disputed.
Edited by LarrylLix, 12 May 2019 - 06:35 PM.
Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:10 PM
Very funny Larry and yes I could see folks believing the nitroglycerin hoax.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users