If you could get in your car right now and start driving nonstop to the moon at 55 miles per hour (88 kph), you would get there in a little over six months (27 weeks). If your car could get 20 miles per gallon (8.5 km per liter) on this trip, you would need 12,500 gallons (47,300 liters) of fuel.
In some American cities it costs as much as $900 per month to rent a place to park your car.
In Los Angeles $203,979 of taxpayers’ money was spent to help people lost on the freeways.
In the 1920’s you could buy a brand new car for under $300.
In 1931 a brand new Chevrolet cost $623.
Used car dealers can buy a bottle of “new car smell” to make their secondhand cars smell like new.
In New York City, there are 37 taxi drivers who are each named Amarjit Singh.
The first car tires were evolved from an invention by John Dunlop, a veterinarian. In those days (1888), doctors and vets had to make their own gloves from liquid rubber. He adopted the technology to make air-filled tires for his son’s tricycle.
A man named Johann Hurlinger walked from Vienna to Paris. This would not qualify as one of the world’s amazing feats except he walked the whole way on his hands.
Walking uses more power than a 150-watt lightbulb.
All gondolas must be black in Venice, Italy. Only government officials are allowed fancy colors.