7 strange car facts should know

[nextpage]These are some of the strangest car facts you should know, courtesy of Google.com.

1. The world’s first speeding ticket was issued in 1902

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How fast was the offending motorist travelling?

A scandalous 45mph!![/nextpage][nextpage]

2. Do you know that a modern Formula 1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel at 120mph

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F1 cars produce around 3.5G while cornering, meaning they’ve enough aerodynamic down-force to drive upside down in a tunnel.[/nextpage][nextpage]

3. Do you know that 60 million cars are produced every year?

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Workers are seen assembling a Mitsubishi Pajero at the Mitsubishi car factory in Bekasi, West Java province, Indonesia April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta

That’s 165,000 a day, 6,875 an hour and 115 a minute — crazy right?[/nextpage][nextpage]

4. Do you know that Volkswagen owns twelve well-known car brands from 7 European countries?

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Including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commerical Vehicles, Scania and MAN.[/nextpage][nextpage]

5. Do you know that the first ever car accident occurred in 1891?

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This prompted the introduction of better safety equipment for drivers.[/nextpage][nextpage]

6. Do you know that it would take less than a month to get to the moon by car?

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That’s right — drive straight up at an average of 95km/h, and you could get to the moon in under a month.[/nextpage][nextpage]

7. Do you know that cruise control was created by a blind man?

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Do you know that Modern cruise control (also known as a speedostat or tempomat) was invented in 1948 by the inventor and mechanical engineer Ralph Teetor? His idea was born out of the frustration of riding in a car driven by his lawyer, who kept speeding up and slowing down as he talked. Ralph Teetor was blind.[/nextpage][nextpage]

Bonus: Do you know that Toyota is the world’s largest car manufacturer.

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Each day it produces about 13,000 cars. Ferrari, in contrast, produces a maximum of 14.[/nextpage]

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