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Have You Wondered Why Airplane Windows Are Not Aligned With The Seats?

Even with the misalignment, something good comes out of it.

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By now, you may already know why airplane windows are oval instead of square. As previously explained, it is mainly for safety purposes, specifically to reduce pressure buildup that will result in cracks on the airplane. But have you ever wondered why the windows are not perfectly aligned with the plane seats?

Many people want to be seated next to the window, but even those lucky passengers don’t really get to score the most pleasant view from the top. Sometimes, those seated beside the window need to crane their necks just to get a good look outside.

Windows not being aligned to plane seats have nothing to do with safety.

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Vlogger Simon Whister on the channel “Today I Found Out” explained why airplane windows are not aligned perfectly to the seat rows. It turns out that airplanes have a general design of the row positioning and also spacing recommendations. However, airline companies tend to deviate from those recommendations.

Airlines are still a business – they make money by getting more people seated. Apparently, airline companies have a say on how many rows should be placed inside the cabin and how they will be positioned.

The seats are misaligned as the airline companies adjust the seat pitch and seat size.

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So when you don’t get a good view from the window, it has something to do with the airline company’s decision. They usually dictate the layout of the aircraft’s interior. This is why some people get a bad window seat.

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Actually, something great also comes out of these misaligned windows and seats.

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The misalignment offers more space on the wall, allowing passengers to rest their head.

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Even if the windows don’t align perfectly, the extra wall space will be great place for you to doze off. So if you get seated next to a misaligned window, also think of it as an opportunity to get some rest during your flight.

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Netizens On Twitter Are Sharing Their Favorite Public Statues And Its Absolutely Epic

#8 is too cool!

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Aside from being awesome pieces of art and history, statues can be fun, too, as one of our previous posts have demonstrated. And now we’re seeing that all over again in a new craze over at Twitter.

It all began when Matt Pearce, who works as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, asked: “What are your favorite public statues?” Netizens, mostly from the United States, responded eagerly and shared photos of various sculptures which ranged from moving and thought-provoking, to funny and silly.

LA Times reporter Matt Pearce recently posed this interesting question on Twitter:

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Lost WWII Warship USS Indianapolis Found After Sinking In The Pacific Ocean 72 Years Ago

The USS Indianapolis shipwreck has been finally found after seven decades.

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The USS Indianapolis warship sank in the Pacific ocean after being struck by Japanese torpedoes during the World War II. However, for the past seven decades, its exact location remained a mystery, not until now.

A team of researchers has found the lost warship, which sank in the waning days of the World War II, at about 18,000 feet beneath the surface in the Philippine Sea.

The USS Indianapolis sank in the Pacific Ocean after being attacked by a Japanese submarine.

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10 Of The Scariest Accidents and Incidents Involving Airplanes

Your love for airplanes might start to diminish.

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Everybody loves to ride an airplane. Well, who doesn’t really? You get to enjoy the view, and it’s the closest thing to flying. But no matter how breathtaking the experience can be, the reality is that accidents can happen anytime and plenty of people have already died in an airplane crash.

Ever since its conception in 1903 (thanks to the Wright brothers), humanity has learned to touch the sky. Unfortunately, a great number of incidents and accidents have also been recorded ever since.

In today’s list, we’ve compiled some of the scariest events in plane crash history. They’re so terrifying that they’re worth remembering.

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