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Date: 07/02/13 07:15 PM

15 Responses to 50 Quirky Car Facts [Pic]

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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    July 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    Link: 50 Quirky Car Facts - BMW`s in South Africa can be equipped with flamethrowers!!
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    resnemesis Male 18-29
    35 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    So the first automobile accident occurred over 100 years before it was invented?
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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
    340 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    Ah yes, the grand ol` 1796 Model.

    Hard to believe people were wrecking cars while Napoleon Bonaparte was conquering across France isnt it?

    Oh, wait, its not hard to imagine it at all, since such a claim is clearly imaginary.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
    885 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    this is what they are referring to...

    first `car`
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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
    340 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    I wouldnt call that first `car` a `car` as much as its more of a trackless locomotive... being a mobile steam engine and all.
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    KtySpix Male 18-29
    621 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    Now when they say 8.7 million for that Bugatti, do they mean how much it would cost in monetary terms today or how much it`s actually worth today? Ralph Lauren`s Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic is currently valued around $40,000,000.
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    Zismo Male 18-29
    982 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm
    I`ve read the new car smell is toxic.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm
    John O`Groats to Lands End in 22 hours, huh? Here`s a piece of triv for you: 31 American states are each bigger than England.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    711 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 1:44 am
    the first speeding fine in england was to Walter Arnold in 1896 for failing to observe the 2mph limit. The issuing constable gave chase on his bicycle.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 2:39 am
    The Scirocco is a warm, dry, dusty wind off North Africa across the Mediterranean. They missed that one.
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    lifeavoidit Male 30-39
    267 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 6:11 am
    @Carmium It`s Britain not England.
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    kvetcher Male 50-59
    213 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 6:53 am
    What wind is the VW Up! named after?
    Or perhaps they`re starting to name them after cartoons - having run out of wind.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 8:12 am
    1769? I dont think so.
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    Immanio Male 18-29
    86 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 9:23 am
    A bit inaccurate, there. The (steam-driven) vehicle was built in 1769, but the alleged accident was in 1771. Whether the accident actually happened is apprently disputed, though. As for the first traffic death, they`ve managed to mix up the digits, it`s meant to be 1869.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    The electric traffic light is inaccurate. The first electric traffic lights were installed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914.

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