Category: Did you know

Jan 09, 2017
Americans waste 2 billion US dollars a year, by putting premium fuel into cart that don’t need it

If you have read one of our previous posts, you probably now know that it doesn’t give you any advantage of putting premium fuel into a car that does not require it. But a lot of the USA citizens seem to be unaware and they waste in total about 2 billion dollars a year because […]

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Jan 08, 2017
Domino’s Pizza co-founder traded his shares for a Volkswagen Beetle

Domino’s Pizza was established by two brothers, Jim and Tom Monaghan and it was then named DomiNick’s. Eight months after starting the company, Jim decided to trade his shares for a Volkswagen Beetle.

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Jan 07, 2017
Denmark charges up to 150% Tax on new car purchases

In Denmark, for cars priced over 81,700 kroner, the Registration Tax equals 150%, and it used to be 180% until late 2015. The tax for cheaper vehicles is ‘only’ 105% and the only cars free from this fee used to be the electric ones. However, the government has already started to charge the owners of […]

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Jan 06, 2017
Louis Chevrolet, the founder of Chevrolet, died bankrupt and poor working as a mechanic for the company he started

Louis Chevrolet, the co-founder of a car company named after him, had a great talent for racing and designing cars. However, he was not much of a businessman. He sold his stocks to his business partner William C. Durant, due to their disagreement over a car’s design in the early years of the company. He […]

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Jan 06, 2017
The standard service of a Bugatti Veyron would cost you $21,000

An anonymous Bugatti Veyron owners from England claims that a routine service of his car costs him $21,000. He also has to pay $38,500 for a set of four tires and $46,000 every fourth tire change to have his wheels x-rayed to check for stress fractures. In comparison, an annual service on a Ferrari Enzo […]

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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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