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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Automobil. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Automobil so important!

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Top 10 Automobil facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The R-rated film Planes Trains and Automobiles would have been rated PG if not for the scene where Steve Martin says "fucking" 18 times in one minute. Despite the rating it is the only time in the movie where the word is used.

  2. About Fordite: layers of hardened automobile paint taken off factory floors that are cut and polished and can be made into jewelry.

  3. A golden retriever, Figo, sacrificed his safety to protect his owner. He leaped in front of a school bus in an effort to protect a blind woman. The chief of police said he'd seen dogs protect their owners from intruders, but never automobiles. Figo only sustained a leg injury.

  4. In 1903, two men and a pit bull made the first documented journey by automobile from San Francisco to New York using only a connection of dirt roads, cow paths, and railroad beds. The journey took 63 days, became a national sensation, and called for a system of long distance roads.

  5. Clyde Barrow (Bonnie and Clyde) once wrote a letter to Henry Ford, thanking him for the reliability and performance of his V-8 automobiles.

  6. In 1894, London and New York were "drowning" in horse poop. It was estimated that within 50 years, London streets would be buried in 9 feet of poop and horse carcasses. But the invention of the automobile resolved the problem.

  7. A woman walked across the US continuously for 28 years, only to be killed in an automobile accident while being driven to a speaking engagement about her travels.

  8. Pride-filled Enzo Ferrari dismissed Ferruccio Lamborghini's complaint of rough clutches in the Ferrari 250GT; After successfully modifying one of his personally-owned Ferrari 250GT to outperform stock models, Lamborghini gained the impetus to pursue an automobile manufacturing venture of his own

  9. Jaywalking was made a law due, in part, to a deliberate effort by promoters of automobiles, such as local auto clubs and dealers, to redefine streets as places where pedestrians do not belong.

  10. The one liner, "Why Do We Drive on Parkways and Park on Driveways?" seems ironic because the terms predate automobiles. Way means path, park means scenic natural space, and drive means short private road.

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The number of automobiles manufactured in the US and China from 1999 - 2017

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In from the 1880s to the 1900s, pollution caused by horses was so severe, the presence of the (then unheard of) automobile was regarded as a saviour, as it did not pollute the streets with manure, urine and dead horses.

One of America's first patent trolls was George Selden, who was granted a U.S. patent for an automobile in 1895, and proceeded to sue anyone else who attempted to produce one even while he never manufactured a car himself.

The Colt Peacemaker has been in production for 125 years. The design is older than the first automobile.

A WWI submarine U-28 sunk after it was struck by an automobile which flew off a cargo ship it had just torpedoed

Ralph Nader sued General Motors for harassment in 1970 after GM attempted to blackmail him to suppress his outspoken criticism of automobile safety. He won and used the $425m judgement to found an organization which was instrumental in the creation of OSHA and the Freedom of Information Act.

Fordite," also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It is now used by many artists in jewelry-making.

The abandonment of city streetcar systems in the mid-twentieth century led to accusations of conspiracy which held that a union of automobile, oil, and tire manufacturers shut down the streetcar systems in order to further the use of buses and automobiles.

The first transcontinental trip across the United States in an automobile. In 1903 two men and a dog used 800 gallons of gas and spent/lost $8000 over 63 days to travel from San Francisco to New York in a car with no roof or windshield to win a $50 bet that they never collected.

Volkswagen won an Ig Nobel prize for " for solving the problem of excessive automobile pollution emissions by automatically, electromechanically producing fewer emissions whenever the cars are being tested."

Henry Ford was the first industrial giant to give his workers both Saturday and Sunday off, in hope that it would encourage more leisure use of automobiles - and thus popularising the idea of the "weekend".

The Seven Sisters star cluster is known as Subaru ("to unite") in Japan. It was chosen as the brand name of Subaru automobiles to reflect the origins of the firm as the joining of five companies, and is depicted in the firm's six-star logo.

The first automobile used in a war was a steam car. The British preferred it because they could tap the boiler to brew a cup of tea.

The first speeding ticket for an automobile driver was given by a policeman in Dayton, Ohio, in 1904, to Harry Myers for going 12 miles per hour on West Third Street.

In 2004, Bose Corporation (known for hi-fi audio equipment) disclosed that it sank over $100 million into a new type of automobile suspension, which used electromagnetism rather than hydraulics.

This year Russia opened an 575 meter highway tunnel near its Siberian border with China to divert automobile traffic away from the migratory route of the near-extinct Amur leopard.

In 1907 a 9,317 mile automobile race from Peking to Paris was held after a French newspaper asked if anyone could prove their claim that if a man has a car, he can go anywhere. The race was held despite the race committee cancelling the race and the winner won a bottle of champagne.

The hoverboard was invented for real in April 2016. Powered by six compact jet engines totaling 1000 HP (equivalent to four automobile engines), and stabilized with Segway-like algorithmic balancing, it has a flight time of 10 minutes using a camelbak filled with jet fuel.

Carl Fisher who built a fortune in automobile headlights, then went on to found the first auto dealership, the first transcontinental road, the Indianapolis speedway, and the town of Miami Beach. He lost most of his fortune in the Great Depression and was largely forgotten by history.

Spray paint used to cake up in automobile factories to such a degree that it could be cut, polished, and set in jewelry. The resulting stone is known as "Fordite" or "Motor Agate"

Detroit-style pizza was invented when locals baked Sicilian-style pies in cast-iron trays originally created for use in the automobile industry

In 1896 the coroner who over saw the death of the first person by automobile stated in court "I hope that this never happens again." It's estimated that over 7 million automobile deaths have happened since then.

Jaywalking" became a crime in the US thanks in part to campaigns by the automotive industry. In the wake of increased pedestrian deaths, they wanted to shift the blame for road accidents from automobile drivers to pedestrians.

Cuba is like a classic car time machine. Due to the U.S. Embargo in the 60's, Cuba is filled with classic American automobiles that have been kept running by local mechanics

Emergency room personnel have likened the destructive potential of an equine kick to that of the impact of a small automobile moving at 20 miles per hour.

Charles Darwin's grandfather Erasmus posited early theories of evolution, wrote a book illustrated by poet William Blake, invented a steering mechanism later used in automobiles, opposed slavery and advocated formal education for girls.