This Is What Happens Inside Every Plane Before Takeoff — Did You Have Any Idea?

Waiting to board a flight usually means impatiently standing in front of the airline’s gate, tapping your foot, and incessantly checking your cell phone. What you most likely don’t think about, though, is what the flight crew needs to do in order to prepare the plane for your arrival.

This is what the crew does in the 15 minutes before you even step onto the plane. It’s a flurry of busy tasks!

So, the next time you’re sighing and waiting to board, remember…there is probably a good reason for every single delay. The attendants need to clean, be briefed on aircraft details, and make sure nothing is left behind. Don’t be impatient — be thankful!

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These 15 GIFs Prove Science Is More Amazing Than Fiction

Warning: Don’t try some of these things at home.

1. This is what happens when you cut a water droplet using a superhydrophobic knife on a surface that doesn’t get wet.

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2. This is the view from the Soyuz capsule, the spacecraft that takes astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), as it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere.

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3. This is what vibrating guitar strings look like up close (captured using a rolling shutter effect).

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4. This is how Astronaut Koichi Wakata rides a flying carpet in space.

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5. This is what happens when you light a CD and blow on it.

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6. This is what happens when you stuff an orange full of fireworks.

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7. This is what happens when cardinal fish eat ostracod plankton. Ostracods produce bioluminescence so that the fish spits them out.

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8. This is what happens when you mix Russell pit viper snake venom with human blood.

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9. These Neodymium magnets spark when they collide in a blender.

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10. These Astronauts put a GoPro camera inside a floating ball of water in space.

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11. These magnets can attract cereal.

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12. This is what you see when a GoPro is strapped to the back of a lioness while she’s hunting prey.

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13. This is what happens when you crack an egg 60 feet below the surface of the ocean.

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14. Airplanes look like shooting stars in this time lapse of an airport.

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15. This bot fly from Belize emerges from a scientist’s skin after he let them incubate inside of him.

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Woman Waiting At The Airport Gets A Romantic Musical Surprise From Her Boyfriend.

Lindsey had just returned home from a month-long teaching program in Costa Rica and was waiting patiently at the airport for her boyfriend to come pick her up. Little did she know, he had much more in mind than that.

As she sat there in the arrivals area, she was joined by two strangers. One of them started playing the guitar while the other began singing “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars. At first she had no idea what was going on, but then she started having a few suspicions that her boyfriend might have a hand in this. Her suspicions were correct, and as she stood up to see if she could find him she spotted him all suited-up and carrying flowers, just waiting to welcome her home in the best way.

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Now if this is how he picks her up from the airport after being a month away from her, then just imagine what his proposal will look like!

The two musicians were Rico Contreras (vocals) and Luis Mojica (guitarist) from Mariachi Nuevo Estilo A.D.M. in San Antonio, Texas. So if you ever find yourself in the area needing singers for a romantic airport gesture, look them up!

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