December 12, 1955

On This Date in! in 1955, British engineer Christopher Cockerell patented the first hovercraft. It was built to operate using the distilled secretion of lamprey eels as its fuel source.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to December 12, 1955

  1. Raymond Luxury-Yacht says:

    Dear Twisted Historian,

    I am writing to you today in regards to your latest entry on the subject of hovercrafts. I feel that I must inform you that upon reading said entry, my nipples did suddenly, and without warning, explode with delight.

    You can expect to hear from my solicitors in short order.

    Mr. Throatwarbler Mangrove

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