This is why plane windows are shaped like they are

In case you were wondering, there's a scientific explanation

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This is why plane seats are shaped like they are

Everything on a plane is constructed and designed for a reason.

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That includes the windows. This video on real engineering explains that a plane needs to be cylindrical in shape because it will help create an increasing difference in pressure between the inside are and the outside air.

If the windows weren't oblong and cylindrical pressure, would build up and potentially blow a hole in the fuselage which would send us wee wee wee right to heaven.


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