Who invented the seat belt?

Who invented the seat belt?

Volvo built their reputation on selling safer cars, but they gave away the most important safety device ever invented: the three-point seat belt. UK autos website Arnold Clark took a look back at what is now the universal modern seat belt, created by Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin in 1959.

Who said a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step?

In this quote, Lao Tzu is trying to express that great things start from humble beginnings. In the original, the text refers to “1,000 li journey”. A li is an old Chinese measure of distance which converts to 360 miles or 576 km.e.

How much did the Dutch pay for Manhattan?

According to the document by Pieter Janszoon Schagen our People (ons Volck), Peter Minuit and Dutch colonists acquired Manhattan in 1626 from unnamed American Indian people in exchange for trade goods worth 60 guilders, often said to be worth US$24

Who was the first person to calculate the circumference of Earth?

Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth without leaving Egypt. Eratosthenes knew that at local noon on the summer solstice in the Ancient Egyptian city of Swenet (known in ancient Greek as Syene, and now as Aswan) on the Tropic of Cancer, the Sun would appear at the zenith, directly overhead.

What percentage of bond is bail?

In exchange for posting a bond, the bail bondsman charges a non-refundable fee. Usually it’s 10 percent of the amount of bail. By using a bondsman, the accused gets out of jail for much less than the full bail amount – the 10 percent fee.

Why is Superman older than Supergirl?

Even though Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) was 12 when her parents sent her to Earth to escape Krypton to look after her baby cousin Superman (Kal-El), her pod was knocked off course and stuck in space and she was effectively stuck in time. By the time her pod reached planet earth, Kal-El had already grown up and become Superman while she was still young.

Why did ancient Egyptians put dead mice in their mouths?

In Ancient Egypt, people put a dead mouse in their mouth if they had a toothache, according to Nathan Belofsky’s book Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Age. Mice were also used as a warts remedy during Elizabethan England.

How long does it take for a cactus arm to grow?

By 95-100 years in age, a saguaro cactus can reach a height of 15-16 feet, and could start to produce its first arm. By 200 years old, the saguaro cactus has reached its full height, reaching upwards of 45 feet tall. Some saguaros have been seen with dozens of arms, while other cactus never produce a single one.