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People feared that electrical and financial industries would malfunction, planes would crash, and even nuclear bombs would be launched. The media fueled these concerns with a great deal of publicity about the issue. Governments and companies worldwide undertook extensive testing in the 1990s in an attempt to avert the inevitable crisis. Reports of testing that yielded mixed and uncertain results added to the concern. Massive amounts of money were spent before 2000 attempting to remedy the Y2K bug.
One provides forward thrust and the other lifts the hovercraft by forcing air underneath it through a hole in the craft. The basic principle of the hovercraft is that the vehicle is supported by a cushion of air ejected against the surface that the vehicle is traveling across, meaning the craft has virtually no contact with the surface. This lift allows the hovercraft to travel on a cushion of air a few inches off the ground. The air that is forced out to give lift is kept locked in by a skirt, which is a flexible piece of material that contains enough pressure under the craft to lift it.
HOW DID THE EXPRESSION “RIDING SHOTGUN” BEGIN? The expression “riding shotgun” means sitting in the front passenger seat of a car or other vehicle. It is commonly thought that the origin of the expression is from the days of the stagecoach. On stagecoaches, an armed man would often sit in the passenger seat next to the driver to protect against such perils as Indians and robbers. The word shotgun has existed since the 1700s to refer to a gun that shoots a load of shots instead of a single bullet.