Cars! for some its all that they think about (Us!) and for some it just takes them from point A to B. When it comes to cars there is an endless amount of knowledge to gain! Nowadays they are so advanced that you don’t even have to drive them and they take you around, park themselves and massage your bum while you sip a cup of coffee.
Let’s get into the topic then?
1. The sheer amount!
The total number of cars produced from 1991 – 2015 is eight hundred eighty two million (881,658,010 to be exact) This doesn’t include the commercial vehicles.
2. Highest mileage.
The highest mileage ever recorded on a car till date is 2.9 million miles. This was accomplished by a Greek taxi driver in a Mercedes. He apparently donated the car to a museum and was gifted a new one.
3. Much trust! Such wow!
In Canada residents of Churchill leave their cars unlocked so that if pedestrians are chased by Polar bears they can take refuge in the cars! wonder whats the crime rate there?
4. Strict Laws!
Imagine you are drunk… just sleeping in your car. A cop pulls by and charges you for DUI! This is actually a law in some states of the USA.
The inventor of cruise control was blind! Cruise controls have been around from the 1700’s! They were used on the steam engines but the inventor of the modern cruise control was completely blind. One day when Ralph Teetor was travelling with his lawyer, he would slow down while talking and speed up when he wasn’t talking. This annoyed the crap out of Ralph Teetor so much so that he invented the Cruise control which is present in the modern day cars.
6.Dominance to another level!
Imagine seeing the same car everywhere! In 1916 more than half of all the cars in the world were Ford Model T. Fifty-Five percent to be exact and since then no other car has managed to do that!
The first ever speeding ticket was issued in 1899. The car was doing an astounding speed of 12mph in a 8mph zone! driven by a man named Jacob German (He deserved it!) and he was caught by a policeman in a bicycle!
8.It takes more time to switch on the TV!
The record for the fastest engine swap is 42 seconds! A Ford Escort’s engine was removed and replaced, All of this in 42 seconds actually! What can you do in 42 seconds?