I’m sure they’re used for something…
A wheel that carries a considerable amount of weight.
The Bulbous Forefoot or, Bulbous Bow, greatly increases fuel efficiency and the fins help with stability. More about this technology (an American invention) here. The ‘snoot’ shown below belongs to a trawler but most ships are built with bulbous bows these days.
There was a time when aircraft flew without the aid of computers….
The innards of an aircraft engine. Kind of like human innards. There’s something very artistic about engines. Where would we be without heat engines?
They just don’t make them like they used to….
We live on a boat and people often ask us what happens to the human waste. Here’s the answer. The waste is sucked out of the boat’s holding tank and is taken away to be disposed of correctly (and legally). Devices such as these are known as [delightfully] ‘poo suckers.’ The poo sucking process is quick, easy and hygienic. The human waste in the holding tanks is often known as ‘black water’. Water from the shower and sinks is known as ‘grey water’.
People seem to have lost their way today. This will get you home. Steady as she goes!