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Vokswagen

What is the Red Terror?

The Volkswagen Group is a German motor vehicle manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. The company was founded in 1937 and is known for its iconic Beetle. But do you know the story of the Red Terror? In 1963, a Volkswagen Beetle became the first car to reach the Antarctic. It was called “Red …

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How Did A Double Decker Bus Jump Over the Tower Bridge?

Tower Bridge is well-known for being one of London’s most visually appealing structures, thanks to its Neo-Gothic architectural style and functional sections. It was recognized as the most sophisticated bascule bridge in the world when it first opened. But did you know that a double-decker bus jumped over Tower Bridge?  In 1952, Albert Gunter, a …

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Emergency Trunk Release

Why was the Emergency Release Handle Invented?

In 2002, the government mandated that all vehicles include a standard glow-in-the-dark trunk-release lever, which opens the trunk from the inside in the event of an emergency. Every year, up to 20 people die while trapped in a car trunk, where temperatures can quickly rise to lethal levels. But did you know why they invented …

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Charles Joughin

How Did Charles Joughin Survive the Titanic?

The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City. More than 1,500 of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard died, making the …

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