Category: Did you know

Jan 05, 2017
Residents of Churchil, Canada leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who encounter polar bears

There are about 900 polar bears in Churchill area in Canada. That’s why people have to leave their cars and homes unlocked, to make sure they or some passerby can escape in case of meeting one of these big animals. It is also advised not to walk in certain areas to increase safety.

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Jan 05, 2017
To cool down a car’s interior open one window, then open and close the other door a few times

This time we’re presenting an excellent trick to keep in mind for the summer time. To cool down a car after it stands long in the sun, open one window, then open and close the other door a few times. This should allow the air to flow through your car and decrease the temperature inside.

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Jan 04, 2017
Texting while driving increases the chances of a crash by 23 times

Did you know, that according to a study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving increases the danger of causing a collision by a factor of 23. The study was performed by analysing the behaviours of more than one hundred truck drivers. However the authors claim, that similar increase in probability of an accident […]

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Jan 01, 2017
Mass-adoption of self-driving cars could reduce over 90% of traffic accidents

Did you know that mass-adoption of self-driving cars could reduce over 90% of traffic accidents? That’s according to a study by McKinsey & Co. The start of such mass-adoption is predicted by the same study to occurr in about 14 years from now.

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Dec 31, 2016
Having no recollection of how you drove is called “Highway Hypnosis”

Highway hypnosis is a mental state in which a person can drive a truck or other automobile great distances, responding to external events in the expected, safe and correct manner with no recollection of having consciously done so. It is also known as known as white line fever.

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Dec 29, 2016
The highest average speed at the first car race was just 24 km/h

The first race took place in 1895, and the speed average speed of 15 mph reached by the fastest driver was then actually impressive. The fastest car made by Panhard et Levassor had a two-cylinder Daimler Phoenix engine with 750-rpm and four-horsepower. However, it was later disqualified from the race due to technical issues.

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Dec 28, 2016
First passenger car was steam-powered

The world’s first passenger-carrying automobile was steam-powered. It was designed to serve up to eight passengers and was built by Richard Trevithick (1771-1833). Its first drive was at Camborne, Cornwall on 24 December 1801.

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Dec 25, 2016
35% of the world’s population drivers on the left side of the road

Back in the early days when the knights were riding their horses, everyone was using the left side, as it was more practicable. Everything changed as people started to driving carriages and it become more convenient to sit on the right side. It took a while to get introduced in most of the countries, but […]

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Dec 23, 2016
Up to 80% of a car parts can be recycled

Did you know that up to 80% of a car’s parts can be recycled?. It might be of some consolation to the people who’s cars are about to end their life. Lead-acid batteries, tires, metals, oil and some other parts can be reused and recycled. Many parts can be even sold for reuse. Their price […]

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Dec 22, 2016
Combustion engine cars were once regarder as more eco-friendly alternative

It was back in time when horses were heavily polluting the cities with manure. To give you an example, the city of Milwaukee in the USA, with its 350,000 citizens had a horse population of 12,500, which produced about 133 tonnes of manure a day! Cleaning all this was a huge problem and that’s why […]

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