Posts Tagged ‘aerodynamics’

Alfred Letourneur in 2D.

April 26, 2010

The Birth of Aerodynamics 1899.

April 9, 2010

Charles Minthorn Murphy more popularly known as “Mile-a-Minute” Murphy, was an American cycling star from the late 19th century and early 20th century. His greatest claim to fame was being the first man ever to ride a bicycle for one mile in less than a minute in 1899.

This achievement was achieved by following an LIRR train car from Farmingdale to Babylon on Long Island.

Because of this stunt, he claimed to have thought up the concept of streamlining for automobiles and planes and said he was paid a sizeable amount for this idea.


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