Category: Did you know

Jan 15, 2017
19% of drivers admit to surfing the web while driving

Although using a phone while driving highly increases the risk of an accident, one out of five drivers recklessly surf the web while riding a car. Don’t make that mistake and stay safe on the road.

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Jan 14, 2017
Ferrari stopped selling cars with manual transmissions in 2011

Ferrari had it last car with manual transmission produced in 2011. They explained that the reason for ceasing to produce vehicles with this type of gearbox was to assure the best possible performance of cars, as the modern automatic systems are much more efficient than any human being.

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Jan 13, 2017
Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia

Did you know, that although a lot of local protests, it is still illegal for a woman to drive a car in Saudi Arabia? And it is only one of the many rights being taken from women in that area. Fortunately, more and more voices of disapproval are being heard among the influential citizens there, […]

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Jan 12, 2017
The longest car in the world measures 30.5 meters

A 30.5 m (100 ft) long 26-wheeled limousine designed by Jay Ohrberg of Burbank, California, USA is the longest car in the world. It features among others a swimming pool with diving board and a king-sized water bed. It is designed to drive as a rigid vehicle or it can be changed to bend in […]

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Jan 10, 2017
There are more saunas than cars in Finland

It seems like Finns prefer sitting in a sauna rather than driving, as they have more of saunas than cars. This is possible because all hotels, many office buildings and factories and most homes in Finland have saunas. Thus there are 4.9 million saunas for just 1.4 million people.

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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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