Why Do 747s Have That Hump In Front?

Even if you aren't an aviation expert, you know the name Boeing 747—and you can probably picture it, too. That's because every iteration of the airliner has a very distinctive shape, with a long hump in front. But why is it there? Surprisingly, it was born out of insecurity over the future of aviation. See how it happened below, and keep scrolling for more on the business of airlines.

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Written by Curiosity Staff May 31, 2017

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