39. Tata breaks the world records by producing the world's cheapest car, Tata Nano.40. Windshield wipers were introduced by a woman.41. The first self-propelled car was invented by Nicolas Cugnot in 1769. It was designed withthree wheels and an engine in the front along with the boiler. The car was able to run at aspeed of 6 km/h. The first self-propelled car was first used by French Army to move cannons.42. Nicolas Cugnot designed another steam-driven vehicle two years later after he introducedthe first steam-driven car. The machine ran well but one day it met an accident with a walland this incident is recorded to be the first motor-accident.43. In the late 18th century, Issac de Rivaz designed several successful steam-powered cars.Then in 1807 he designed the internal combustion engine that used a mixture of hydrogen andoxygen to generate power. He then developed a car using this engine.44. The first practical four-stroke engine was invented by the Otto and Langen Company of Deutz, Germany. Nikolaus Otto was working in a grocery store and one day he read aboutLenoir's two-stroke gas-driven internal combustion engine. Otto the started his own workshopsupported by Langen in Deutz near Cologne in 1863. There he invented the four-strokeengine in 1876. Later, a German engineer named Gottlieb Daimler carried out muchdevelopments in the engine and introduced a practical four-stroke engine in that is still used invarious car models.45. In 1887, Benz was the first car company to be offered for sale.
46. The garbage in a landfill stays for a for about 30 years.47. In 1995 over 200 of the world landfills were full.48. Each person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day.49. One bus carries as many people as 40 cars!50. More than 1/3 of all energy is used by people at home51. Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year 52. We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year