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Famous Women in Automotive History

March is recognized as National Women’s History Month, so we thought this would be a great time to talk about some of the famous women in automotive history.   Mary Anderson. In 1903, this woman invented something that is used on every single car in the world today—the windshield wiper. Her version was a swinging arm with a rubber blade that was manually operated from inside the car. So, the next time you switch on your wipers, think about automotive pioneer Mary Anderson.   Florence Lawrence. Silent film star Florence Lawrence purchased her first car in 1913 and realized it was missing some important safety features—turn signals and brake lights. … Continue reading

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Leap Year Fun Facts

  Leap Year rolls around every four years, and this is certainly a special time for those who were born on February 29th. But there’s a lot about Leap Years that people don’t know. Here are Leap Year fun facts: It takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds for the Earth to revolve around the sun. Those extra hours are the reason we have Leap Years. If we didn’t have an extra day every four years to account for those hours, then our calendar year would be off by 26 days within 100 years. Some astrologers believe that people born on a Leap Day have special talents … Continue reading

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