In ancient China, the nose of a criminal who attacked travellers was cut off.

There are more than 16,400 parking metres in Manhatten, New York.

The first motorcycle speedway race was held in Maitland, Australia, in 1925.

Traffic lights were used before the advent of the motorcar.

The fewest aeroplane passengers killed in one year was 1 in 1993 and the most was 583 in 1977 when two Boeing 747s collided on the runway at Los Rodeos airport, Tenerife, the Canary Islands.

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