There are words we often hear in the news or even use ourselves but cannot visualize. We just have a very vague idea of what the objects they stand for look like.
The Buzz Life decided to give some clarity to these mysterious things.
8. Black box
Paradoxically, a black box nowadays is usually an orange sphere. There are several versions as to why it got its name:
- The first flight recorders were black and rectangular.
- Because of their mystique: their contents remain secret for almost everyone.
- The first recorders used to get covered in black soot after a plane crashed.