Comedian Baratunde Thurston Gets to the Bottom of the Science That Propels Jets

“How Does a Jet Engine Work” is a video by General Electric featuring comedian Baratunde Thurston interviewing Todd Wetzel, the company’s Leader of the Thermal Systems, about the science that fuels jet engines.

You simply think of four stags: suck, squeeze, bang, blow. It inhales a lot of air, then you really need to squeeze it down really far and make it really dense. Then comes the fun part: bang. Squirt some fuel into it and you ignite it. Then it makes that air really hot. This air pushes a turbine really fast.

In an “extra credit” video, the pair also discuss the turbine blade, the most expensive part of the engine.

via The Awesomer

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