We have found some interesting car facts. Check out the 7 ones we found most intriguing.
1. Car dashboards were originally designed to prevent mud from splattering the driver of a horse-drawn carriage.
2. The year 1886 is considered to be the birth of the modern car. In that year, German inventor Carl Benz built a modern automobile called the Benz Patent-Motorwagen.
3. Inventor Mary Anderson (1866-1953) invented the first effective windshield wiper. They were initially considered a distraction.
4. In Christopher Nolan’s film Batman, Bruce Wayne drives a Lamborghini Murcielago. In Spanish, Murcielago means, “bat.”
5. For many cars, the “new car smell” is actually toxic. It is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
6. The BMW logo derives from the company’s origin as an airplane manufacturer. The now iconic blue and white “target sign” represents a spinning white propeller against a blue sky.
7. Approximately 5 months of a person’s life is spent waiting in a car at red lights.
SOURCE: Fact Retreiver