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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

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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.
 

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