10 Mostly Worthless Facts
1.From 1948 to 1950, Ford trucks were designated by single-digit names like F-1 or F-4. If you bought a Ford in Canada during those years, your truck was named by its weight, such as F-47 or F-65.
2.A year is exactly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 54.5 seconds.
3.Ford has sold over 31,569,000 F-series pickups.
4.Bulletproof vests, windshield wipers, fire escapes, and laser printers were all invented by women.
5.In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. In old England, when a customer got unruly, the barkeep would tell him to "settle down and mind your pints and quarts," which is where the phrase "Mind your Ps and Qs" comes from.
6.More people walk to work in Alaska than in any other state.
7.Early in the 19th century, turnpikes were being built across the nation to improve traffic flow. Private companies built the turnpikes and in turn charged drivers for the privilege of using the road. People who walked from town to town instead of driving, just to save a few bucks, were called "pikers."
8.The name Maytag may be famous for household appliances, but its roots trace back to 1910 when Maytag was an automobile manufacturer. Maytag produced the Model 10 Light Delivery Van, the Light Express Wagon, the Light Delivery Wagon, and the Light Delivery Car.
9.The launching mechanism that helps planes take off from a carrier ship could throw a pickup truck over a mile.
10.The non-reflective raised dots on highways are called Botts Dots, named after the engineer who invented them.