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Orville and Wilbur Wright
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    Orville (Millville, Indiana - August 19, 1871–January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (Dayton, Ohio - April 16, 1867–May 30, 1912)
    Invented the machine powered heavier than air flying machine (December 17, 1903)
    They had two other brothers and a sister
    Wilbur suffered from depression.
    They had a deep mistrust of other people and kept most their airplane experiments secretive.
    They were so intellectually different that they would get into stubborn screaming matches, then sometimes getting confused and taking the opposite sides and arguing just as strenuously.
    Orville piloted the first airplane (1903).
    Wilbur was accidentally hit in the mouth with a hockey stick while playing shinney (an ice hockey type game, Winter 1885/86). This injury caused him to be house bound for years.
    They held records for longest sustained and controlled glides (1900-1903).
    They were self-taught.
    When the Wright Brothers' mother was dying of tuberculous, Wilbur tended to her.
    They got along very well despite being totally different; Orville was a speed freak, athletic and mechanical while Wilbur was cautious, timid and a visionary thinker.
    Wilbur wrote to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution: 'I believe that simple flight at least is possible to man. I am an enthusiast but not a crank. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my bit.'
    They always dressed dapper (derby and dress overcoat).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 45 Votes: 62.22% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 148 Votes: 57.43% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 143 Votes: 58.04% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 72 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 34 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 71 Votes: 49.30% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 31.58% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 171 Votes: 43.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 83 Votes: 39.76% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 62 Votes: 35.48% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 202 Votes: 43.56% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 243 Votes: 39.92% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 581 Votes: 42.00% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 448 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 927 Votes: 42.29% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2123 Votes: 35.19% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 9286 Votes: 37.96% Annoying
 
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