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16 Interesting Facts About The Automobile

16 interesting facts you've never heard about the the automobile The first cars used a lever instead of a steering wheel. (some might call this a joystick) The first vehicle to move under its own power was constructed in 1769. It weighed 8000 pounds and was used to haul cannons around town. VIOLATION 135 years later, the world's first speeding ticket was issued in Dayton, Ohio. You were doing 12MPH in a 5MPH zone. This is slower than most bicycles. You should be ashamed of yourself Now pay us a hefty fine. The driver was doing 12 miles per hour. Most American car horns beep in the key of F In 1916, On a similar note.. 55% Model T The first automotive product Everyone Else Motorola tried to develop of the cars in the world were was a record player for automobiles. Eventually they Model T Fords. produced the first car radio. Motor + ola This record still stands. (as in motorcar) (as in sound) When Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion, his armor-plated limo was seized by the Treasury Department. The day after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt rode that same limo to Congress to deliver his declaration of war. It takes half an ounce of gasoline to start a car. (that's about a third of a shot glass) Chrysler built B29's that bombed Japan. NITSUBISHI + CHRYSLER Mitsubishi built the Zeros that tried to shoot BFF DIAMOND STAR them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star. If driving non-stop at 60 mph, it would take 157 days to drive to the moon. ROAD TRIPI And it would take 150 years to continue on to the sun, which is much longer than 42 seconds! That's the record for removing a car engine and replacing it. It was set on 21 November 1985 on a Ford Escort. On March 23, 2009, the Tata Nano became available for purchase in India. A four seater car that gets 73 miles per gallon. $2400 The price tag? Running your car down to empty shortens the life of the fuel pump, so avoid it when you can. Most cars can drive another 60+ miles after they hit empty. This is called the "buffer zone," and US E F cars have the largest buffer zone of any vehicles. (It varies from vehicle to vehicle, however, so don't test this out and blame us if you get stuck in the boonies) SAY YES TO PARKING BRAKES They reduce stress on the transmission while parked and will add years of life to it. Last, but not least: It is illegal to slam your car door in Switzerland.

16 Interesting Facts About The Automobile

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What you know about cars might not fit in an encyclopedia--or even Wikipedia. But for more casual fans and car shoppers, there's plenty to know and learn about cars.

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