Mistakes are inevitable, we all make them every once in a while. What matters is what you do after making a mistake, do you beat yourself up or take it as an opportunity to learn from it?
The best lessons you can ever learn are from past mistakes!
Check out these 8 obvious mistakes in famous things that you never noticed.
It’s shocking, but true that the first airplane windows were square. This was a great mistake by the designers of the plane, because it later crashed leading to loss of 56 lives.
The corners of the window take on a high load that becomes higher during the flight. This goes for old buildings too, which have deep cracks at the corners of their windows.
That is why all the planes you see now have oval windows. After this accident, engineers and designers corrected this unfortunate mistake by creating windows with rounded edges.
Disney Concert Hall
The unique structure was deeigned by architect Frank Gehry from curved metal frames that efficiently protected the hall from the heat. But this design had one major downside, the metal material used reflected heat towards neary buildings and people.
The sun reflected from the metal surfaces melted the sidings of stores and heated the asphalt up to 60°C (140°F).
However, this problem was later solved by covering the building with a protective layer.
Crazy Horse Memorial
This is the largest mountain carving in the world, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Legend has it that an Indian called Crazy Horse was asked by the conquerors, “So where are your lands now?“ The Indian sadly pointed at the horizon and proudly replied, ”My lands are where my ancestors are buried.“
After many years, the state decided to commemorate this by carving a statue of Crazy Horse pointing at the horizon. Soon, however, it was found that the pointing gesture in the Indian culture is an obscene one, meaning simply “Go to hell!”
Airplanes had difficulty both landing and taking off from the first aircraft carriers. A lack of space made the planes bump into each other, leading to accidents. The engineers solved the issue by turning a part of the runway 9 degrees to the side.
In 2007, several faults were found in the structure of the encyclopedia that allowed any user to edit any articles. This brought about vandalism and mistrust in the website. This error was soon corrected, but another one followed suit.
The logo of the site is a globe made of puzzle pieces with letters from various alphabets. The mistake was in two symbols: because of wrong spelling, a Japanese hieroglyph and a Hindi character lost their meaning.
Bridgewater Place in Leeds
Also known as “The Windraiser,” Brodge Water place is both an office and residential building in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
It’s shape is non-functional and a huge risk to human life and nearby vehicles. It accelerates winds in its immediate vicinity, knocking over pedestrians and vehicles. So many people have suffered severe injuries while others have died as a result of the strong winds around this building.
In 2008, the building was nominated for the ugliest construction in Europe.
Leonardo da Vinci loved riddles and secrets, so it’s really hard to say whether the following are his mistakes or actual intentions.
- The very name of the famous painting is thought to be a mistake. In Italian, “Monna“ means ”my lady.” Leonardo, however, wrote this word with only one “n.”
- X-ray analysis revealed that the painting has 3 layers. The artist probably repainted it, and many believe he forgot to add eyebrows.
- If you look at the lady’s right hand, you’ll see a strange bump on the wrist. Some think da Vinci may have made an anatomical mistake.
The White House
An error was noticed on the White House emblem after it was printed: one window arch looked different from the real one. It was quickly corrected, but in the process, more errors were created. For example; The alternating arches and pyramids over the windows on the right side were wrong. Instead of pyramid-arch-pyramid-arch, a mirror image of the left side, as it is on the building itself , it’s now arch-pyramid-arch-pyramid.