10 Cool Facts About Cars

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There are about 1 billion cars on Earth. Here are 10 fun facts about cars that you probably didn't know.


1
92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.

2
Hitler, while in prison, wrote to a Mercedes dealership begging for a car loan.

3
The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.

4
The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000.

5
When the car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.

6
Car wrecks are the number one cause of death for Americans under 35.

7
The "new car smell" is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.

8
It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60 mph (95km/h).

9
The best-selling car of all time is the Toyota Corolla with over 40 million sales.

10
The largest speeding fine ever given is $1,000,000. It was given in Switzerland to someone driving 180 mph.