(Quiz) 7 Weird Facts About Cars

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Most of us can’t imagine our life without cars. These trusty pals transport us between home and work, carry our families and friends, and take us on amazing getaways. Tucked away in the comfy confines of our autos, we’ve lived out the everyday and had memorable experiences. (Sure, they make strange noises and have strange smells sometimes, but what friend doesn’t?)

Still, how much do we really know about our cars—or the driving experience? Take this quiz to find out!

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    How many months of a person’s life is spent, on average, waiting in a car at red lights?






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    Over the course of our lives, the average American spends a full third of a year waiting at traffic lights. And in case you’re wondering, America has more than 272,000 of these colorful safety beacons.


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    Over the course of our lives, the average American spends a full third of a year waiting at traffic lights. And in case you’re wondering, America has more than 272,000 of these colorful safety beacons.

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    When and where was the first paper speeding ticket issued?






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    Harry Myers, most likely behind the wheel of his new $2,500 maroon touring car, was issued a ticket in 1904 for driving a blazing 12 miles per hour, in Dayton, Ohio.


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    Harry Myers, most likely behind the wheel of his new $2,500 maroon touring car, was issued a ticket in 1904 for driving a blazing 12 miles per hour, in Dayton, Ohio.

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    In 1941, Henry Ford made a car that weighed 1/3 less than regular cars. He used:






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    The “Soybean Car” was a plastic-bodied car that was said to have been made partly from soybeans (though no record of the chemical formula remains today). Still, this car was an example of Ford’s innovative thinking; he wanted to combine elements of the automotive and agricultural industries and thought that a plastic-panel body would be safe—and could stand in when metal was in short supply.


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    The “Soybean Car” was a plastic-bodied car that was said to have been made partly from soybeans (though no record of the chemical formula remains today). Still, this car was an example of Ford’s innovative thinking; he wanted to combine elements of the automotive and agricultural industries and thought that a plastic-panel body would be safe—and could stand in when metal was in short supply.

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    What percent of Americans’ vacations are road trips?






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    Lower fuel costs in 2016 may have been one reason behind a spike in the number of Americans taking to the road—39%. But some reasons for loving road trips remain the same—like packing what we like and stopping at fun roadside attractions!


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    Lower fuel costs in 2016 may have been one reason behind a spike in the number of Americans taking to the road—39%. But some reasons for loving road trips remain the same—like packing what we like and stopping at fun roadside attractions!

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    Approximately how many motor vehicles were registered in the United States in 2017?






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    The automobile market in the United States—272 million vehicles—is the second-largest in the world, after China.


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    The automobile market in the United States—272 million vehicles—is the second-largest in the world, after China.

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    Which state has the largest number of cars relative to people?






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    Wyoming not only has the largest number of cars per capita—1,140 per 1,000 inhabitants—but also, surprisingly, the fewest number of licensed drivers (just over 422,000). By the way, the Cowboy State also has about 2.4 cows for every person.


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    Wyoming not only has the largest number of cars per capita—1,140 per 1,000 inhabitants—but also, surprisingly, the fewest number of licensed drivers (just over 422,000). By the way, the Cowboy State also has about 2.4 cows for every person.

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    What is the approximate weight of the average mid-size sedan?





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