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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Nov 3, 2023

What’s the use of the cart that pushes back the airplane? Can planes not reverse without it? How can a cup of water not spill in an airplane when the plane tips its wings to make a broad turn? Why do military planes tend to have wings above the body and commercial planes have wings underneath the body?

... we explain like I'm five

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