Yet, by 1905 80% of cars were petrol driven and by 1920 the electric car was, well, almost history.
New York cabs get about 2000 tickets per month, handed out by about 2000 traffic attendants.
In 1955, the Ford Thunderbird outsold the Chev Corvette 24 to one.
The world’s earliest known plank-built ship, made from cedar and sycamore wood and dated to 2600 BC, was discovered next to the Great Pyramid in 1952.
In 1913, the Russian Airline became the first to introduce a toilet on board.
The world’s oldest surviving boat is a simple 3 metre (10 feet) long dugout dated to 7400 BC. It was discovered in Pesse Holland in the Netherlands.