The Car. One of the most recognizable inventions of the modern era.
Without cars there would be no suburbs, no car trips, no endless child drop-offs and pick-ups. Heck, without cars, there would be no backseat conceptions. (I mean who hasn?t gotten busy in a car?) But I digress.
And now for a little useless but interesting car trivia…
1. The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
2. The first cars did not have steering wheels. Drivers steered with a lever.
3. The city with the most Rolls Royce?s per capita is Hong Kong.
4. In 2009, New York and New Jersey were surveyed as having the Worst Drivers in America.
5. It?s rumored the Chevy Nova sold poorly in Mexico because the word ?Nova? is close to the Spanish phrase ?doesn?t go.? Maybe it didn?t sell because it was a Chevy?or because it was Mexico.
6. The New York City Police Department used bicycles to pursue speeding motorists in 1898.
7. The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.
8. In 1916, half of ALL the cars in the world were Model T Fords! A record that has never been beaten.
9. The first gas gauge appeared in cars in 1922.
10. In 1923, 173 new inventions by women for cars had been reported. Among these inventions were a carburetor and an electric engine starter.
11. The first car radio was invented in 1929.
12. Buick introduced the first electric turn signals in 1938.
13. Most American car horns beep in the key of F.
14. The automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world today.
Ok, maybe those car factoids weren?t all that interesting – probably should have rethought #9 and #10.