Good morning, boujee baller 💰
I was streaking on an airplane tarmac recently…
Just kidding, I was actually walking off one of those crowded buses that shuttles you right up to your airplane.
I was bored so I started to inspect the jet engine and was shocked to see this:
How could that be?
The same Rolls-Royce that makes the sexiest cars for celebrities?
Well it turns out Rolls-Royce got famous building plane engines in World War I.
Ya, for real.
It all started in 1904. At this car show in Manchester, England:
Yes, there were dozens, hundreds, maybe even thousands of people there.
But we really only care about two of them.
Hang on. They’re not friends yet.
Okay, good boys.
Henry, you can go say ‘hi’ to Charles now.
Charles Rolls and Henry Royce totally hit it off just like that ☝️
And they join forces to manufacture the ~best car in the world~
But the first year, they just bicker about performance versus drivability and stuff.
Until finally they compromise and create this absolute banger — The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost:
But seriously, check out Ghost’s specs:
Plus it rides silent like a ~ghost~
Okay, so we agree they’re making a sweet car.
But they run into a small problem…..World War I.
See in the war, the British government prints posters like this:
See that? The last, totally real flyer? Look at the chicken scratch at the bottom.
The Brits need airplane help.
And guess who knows a thing or two about building engines…Charles Rolls & Henry Royce 😏
Plus they also know a juicy, Government-subsidized-business-opportunity when they see one.
So they build this hog:
They call it The Eagle.
A 350 horsepower, water-cooled engine that hauled ass — like enough ass to fly the first airplane across the Atlantic Ocean.
And this engine gave the British a huge advantage over the Germans in WWI.
It was so good, in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s the reason Britain won the war.
But don’t quote me on that. You can quote me on the rest.
Now you know! If you’re ever slammed into a bus to drive 10 feet to board your airplane, well…
Take a peek. There’s an 18% chance your plane’s engines are the product of 1914 British patriotism 🇬🇧
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