Trivia

Hard

Jumboisation Is A Technique For Enlarging?

Freight Trains
Ships
Jets
Semi Trucks
The jumboising conversion of the MV Corsar, November 7, 2013.
Chengxi Shipyard Co., Ltd.

Answer: Ships

Building anything big, be it an ocean-going vessel or a large passenger jet, is an expensive undertaking. In the case of ships, however, there is a way to get more ship for your money without starting from scratch with a brand new vessel: jumboisation.

Unlike a plane, which is designed specifically for its size and weight at the start of the design process, boats are a bit more forgiving when it comes to modifications. While you can’t just slice a plane in half and toss in another 50 feet of seating, you can absolutely slice a boat in half and add in entire sections at a time. It’s not an easy job and it requires a specialized team working in a specialized shipyard, but the end result is far more economical than building an entirely new ship with the extra space included from the start.

The method has been used on everything from cruise ships to tankers. The oil tanker the Seawise Giant (last known as the Mont), for example, was expanded via jumboisation, making it the longest ship (at 1,504.10 feet/458.45 meters) to have ever sailed the seas.

Trivia

Very Hard

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley Carried Which Of These Mementos From Her Deceased Husband?

Trivia

Hard

Leonard Nimoy Based The Vulcan Salute On A Symbol From Which Cultural Group?

Trivia

Easy

Abundant Rose Bushes in Grape Vineyards Serve What Purpose?

Trivia

Hard

NASA Was Created Under Which U.S. President?

Trivia

Hard

The McCollough Effect Can Alter What Perception For Months After Exposure?

Trivia

Hard

Which Hollywood Blockbuster Reveals The Entire Plot In The First Five Minutes?

Trivia

Very Hard

Star Wars Character Boba Fett Was First Revealed To The Public In A?

Trivia

Easy

Early Jetliners Had Frequent Catastrophic Failures Due To?

Trivia

Easy

Google Tends The Lawn Of Their Sprawling Mountain View Headquarters With What?

Trivia

Hard

What Widely Consumed Foodstuff Is Used As A Bird Deterrent?