1. Germany: Car license plates are born out of love
Do you know how the car license plate was born? It is said that a long time ago, cars did not have license plates, and the first license plate was related to love.
In 1910, Rudolf Hertog, a big business man in Berlin, Germany, drove a car with the word “IA1” to attend a dinner. The reporter asked his intentions? He replied: “‘IA’ is the first two letters of my fiancee’s name, and her name is Jonah Anker. As for using the number ‘1’ to show my loyalty to her. Now she is me The first one, and at the same time my only sweetheart.”
2. Belgium: Anti-retrograde on steel gear road
Retrograde is a violation of the rules and usually results in deductions, while the Belgian approach is more extreme. Belgian traffic experts invented a traffic device that can prevent cars from crashing in reverse. This is a kind of flexible diagonal steel teeth installed on the road. If the driving direction is correct, the steel teeth will sink into the groove; When driving, the tire will be punctured by steel teeth.
PS: Today, the first sample of the device has been installed on a highway in Belgium. It’s just that we can’t help but wonder, doesn’t a high-speed puncture tire cause more damage to the owner?
3. Colombia: Traffic violators will be fined for playing games
Medellin, Colombia is the third largest city in the country, and is famous for its chaotic traffic. In order to punish traffic offenders, the local police had a whimsical idea and launched a public educational game on traffic rules.
This kind of activity is similar to the “hopscotch” played by Chinese children. The driver must be punished to jump around on a colorful mat painted with various traffic signs in accordance with the whistle blown by the traffic police. The traffic police whistle faster and faster, and the driver will jump on the mat until the offending driver is sweating and can master various traffic signs.
PS: It seems that China has heard about the punishment regulations of turning on the high beams indiscriminately and being fined to stare at the high beams of a car for one hour. I also admire the wisdom of the traffic police and properly “return the people by their own way.” body”.
4. United Kingdom: Traffic lights enlighten from women’s clothing
You can see traffic lights wherever there are roads, but do you know how the traffic lights come? It is said that the red and green signal lights first appeared in England in the 19th century. At that time, many women in Yorktown, England, used red or green clothes to express their identity. Women in red told people “I am married, please stop wooing me.” “But unmarried women generally wear green clothes.
In view of the incident of wounding in the carriage in the British city at that time, the British government installed two gas lamps on the road in front of the House of Parliament in London in 1868 according to the meaning of women wearing red and green clothes: the red gas lamp means no traffic, the green one. The gas lamp indicated that it was passable, which worked very well at the time and greatly reduced the incidence of injuries caused by horse-drawn carriages. Since the birth of the automobile in 1886, traffic lights have been recognized and used by many countries. But who would have thought that there are people with red-green color blindness in this world, and traffic lights are simply a nightmare for them!
5. Germany: Mysterious road signs
In 1929, less than a year after the opening of a road in Bremen, Germany, more than 100 cars mysteriously “have an accident” on this road, and they all hit a road sign 239 kilometers away. Straight highway. This phenomenon is very strange. A local prospector named Carl Will believes that this peculiar crash is caused by the strong magnetic field generated by underground mineral deposits.
To confirm this inference, he was holding a steel “magic rod” for mining. When he walked to a place parallel to the road sign, the “magic rod” suddenly flew out of his hand, as if being ferocious by an invisible hand. Catch it to the ground, he himself almost fell into a big somersault. Facts have proved that the car was attracted by the strong magnetic field and hit the road sign.
PS: It seems that no matter how fast the car is, it can’t match the earth’s magnetic field. Bugatti will be trapped when it comes. . .