OT Now jet engines (was RE: Christie's auction and other computer history events - moving OT)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Feb 18 18:07:08 2005

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, Andy Holt wrote:

> If you really want amusement about the history of the jet engine check up
> the answer to the following:
> Four countries were working on jet engine development during the second
> world war.
> UK,US,Germany being the obvious 3 ... who was the 4th?


> Which of the 4 was 1st to have a jet plane fly?

Um, Germany?

> Which countries had production jets in service before the end of the war?

Um, Germany again?

> Why were the patent rights to the jet engine given for free to the US
> denying Frank Whittle a well-deserved retirement income?

Because people are greedy?

Oh well, I got Japan right at least.

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