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How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

How Ejection Seats Work

August 20th, 2013

Episode 600 of 1076 episodes

When the Jet Age came about, pilots found they had a brand new problem with their brand new planes: how to bale out when they found themselves in a pinch at 700 mph. In the mid-1940s, aerospace engineers got to work coming up with a fascinating and complex lifesaving device, the ejection seat.

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