Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Random - Interesting Facts - part one.

The engines for the early Ford cars were made by the Dodge brothers - before they finally decided to establish their own automobile company in 1914.

 
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The Queen Mary - the grandest cross oceanic vessel of her day - had many of her vital components made by the Czech car manufacturer Skoda.

 
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Henry Ford produced the model T in 1908 in black color only - because the black paint available at the time dried the fastest. 
Ford’s model T, (a.k.a. Tin Lizzie), is regarded as “the first affordable automobile in history”.

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Almost 85 percent of all car parts are recyclable! In fact, automobiles are the most recycled consumer product today. 
Car engines, doors, transmissions, and many other parts are completely re-manufactured or "rebuilt" to fit new cars. Tires are often recycled to become brake pedals and even floor mats. Steel found in just six cars is enough to build a brand new house when recycled, the steel framing, of course. 
This industry is huge, it accounts for 25 billion dollars in revenue each year.

32 comments:

  1. Nice post. I wasn't aware that the Queen Mary was primarily Czech in origin, oh my.

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  2. Odd to think that the colour of paint would affect the drying speed, and even more odd to think that it was a major enough consideration. having said that, black cars are always the best looking so I guess he got something right!

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  3. "Steel found in just six cars is enough to build a brand new house when recycled, the steel framing, of course."
    Didn't knew that, awesome! I love those random facts, keep it up!

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  4. It's good that cars are being recycled more these days, it's good that most things are being recycled more these days. Death to plastic.

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  5. ive never really thought about that but its true! cars never truly die haha, thats pretty cool in a way though! followed.
    oh and @arps: black absorbs heat, white reflects it, so naturally black would be the quickest to dry :)

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  6. that's so interesting. the last one is so badass!

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  7. Thats a pretty sweet shark car!

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  8. Do you know how many bitches I'd pick up in that sharkmobile?

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  9. That shark car is fucking awesome

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  10. Pretty interesting stuff. I don't know much of anything about the history of automobiles.

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  11. most recyclable but also biggest poluter

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  12. Very interesting bits of history!
    Never knew about Ford using Dodge engines.

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  13. "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, so long as it is black" - H. Ford about model T

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  14. Damn i didnt knew any of this Thx for the info bro

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  15. Interesting information, thanks. Also that shark car is awesome

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  16. How many times is the car steel recyclable? Like, is there a point when it just can't be reworked into something else?

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  17. Sick shark car, I would love to prowl the streets in that thing.

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  18. The recycling part was really interesting, I am a huge recycler and I never new this. Thanks :D

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  19. one more fact :) , Joseph A. Galamb and Eugene Farkas. who helped to design the T-model were both hungarians

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  20. Dude, you should post this thread with that. "The More You Know" shooting star. lol

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  21. Shaaaarrrkkk. So awesome.

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  22. Did not know any of the trivia listed here, even what the Model T, t stood for. Thanks!

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