- The military tank got its name when they were first shipped to France during World War I.
For security reasons they were packed into huge wooden crates which were supposed to contain water tanks and the name stuck.
- During the second world war over 56,000 carrier pigeons were sent into action with some of them actually receiving medals of bravery.
- The US Interstate Highway System requires that one mile motorway in every five has to be straight so that these sections can be used as airstrips in times of war.
- German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.
Kids! There are so many exciting things happening at the museum this month that you will be missing out if you don’t come and bring your parents with you. First of all, May 4, 2013 kicks off our May Aircraft of the Month. This month’s featured airplane is the Vulcan. Come take a peek at our featured airplane on your next visit. While you’re here, be sure to visit the Science Zone, where you can thank our military by sending a letter, make a cup and string telephone, and celebrate Helicopter Day by making paper helicopters! The Science Zone is open every weekend this month from 10:00-12:00p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. Don’t miss out!
Science Zone Note to Parents: The Theme for this month is celebrating the Military. While your child participated in the Science Zone activities of making a telephone out of cup and string and creating a paper helicopter, they applied physics, and engineering design to their projects. Your child thoughtfully thanked our men and women of the military by writing a letter to our troops. These hands-on, service activities helped your child celebrate the military and think like an engineer. Extend your child’s learning at home by learning more about the branches of the military together as a family. If you have family members who served, ask them if they would be okay with you videotaping their stories so that future generations will benefit from their experiences.
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