Lamborghini Supercars excist because of a 10-Lira Tractor clutch. Ferruccio Lamborghini noticed issues from the clutch of his Ferrari, he told Enzo Ferrari about the imperfections but he didnβ€˜t want advice from the tractor mechanic. This started Lamborghini’s passion for racing cars kissfromitaly.com/en/blog…
The reason why the clutch, brake, and accelerator are in the same order in modern cars is because the British government needed civilian cars to be standardized in case they had to be commandeered and driven by soldiers during WW1 youtube.com/watch?v=W6Wvi…
Honda holds a patent for an 11-speed triple-clutch automatic transmission. roadandtrack.com/new-cars…
Chickens lay one or sometimes more unfertilised or fertilised eggs a day until they have collected a clutch. If you continually collect eggs daily they will continually lay eggs because their goal is to have a clutch. patch.com/washington/gigh…
2 Florida men failed to steal a Corvette, because they couldn't drive stick. At gunpoint, the owner told them 4 times to push the clutch, but they gave up and ran away on foot with only the man's phone, keys, and wallet. foxnews.com/us/2013/01/29…
In 1974 British Leyland made a car so bad that a magazine article about that single car's faults spread internationally. It was a Rover 3500 that consumed 3 engines, 2 gearboxes, 2 clutch housings and a set of electrical cables in 6000 miles, having spent over 2/3s of its time in the workshop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rov…
A car with 81 litres of displacement, comprised of 3 x 27ltr v12 aero engines, with no clutch or gearbox and only a single fixed ratio gear, reached a land record speed of 208 mph in 1928 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
:Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of Lamborghini started off by manufacturing tractors. He bought a Ferrari once and after finding the clutch to be β€˜inferior’ he went to Enzo Ferrari to ask for a better one. He was dismissed as a β€˜Tractor maker’. Ferruccio decided to start off his own car company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
"Clutch City" is recognized by the US Postal Service as an alternative name for Houston TX tools.usps.com/go/ZipLook…
Female snakes and lizards can store multiple sources of sperm, choosing which one fertilizes their eggs. They can even take genetic traits from multiple sources, affecting a single clutch of eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
Ferruccio Lamborghini produced the 350GTV because the Ferrari he had wasn't good enough for him and had a bad clutch that he wanted replaced with a better one and Enzo said no. Basically Lamborghini is a hugely successful "Fuck you Ferrari" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
Keeping the clutch depressed instead of shifting to neutral risks damaging the clutch cartalk.com/content/keepi…
Reggie Jackson, thought of as a clutch hitter, actually holds the records for most strikeouts and is second in most games in which he had at least four strikeouts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg…
Drag cars put out so much power that in 2.5 seconds their clutch welds together and their spark plugs disintegrate, every run. youtube.com/watch?v=-VF0J…
The CLUTCH song 'Immortal' is a cover/revision of Leslie West's 'Baby I'm down'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pur…
F1 drivers have their personal steering wheels. Also clutch is not controlled with a pedal on the floor, but rather a paddle on a steering wheel. youtube.com/watch?v=0c1oY…
That there is a Bird that lays it's eggs in various other birds nests. This diminishes predation and often the parasite chick is the only bird to survive out of the whole clutch. birds.cornell.edu/bfl/spe…
Sammy Hagar burned out the clutch on his Ferrari while filming the music video for "I Can't Drive 55." The repair cost $5800. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_C…
Johnny Depp spent $3 million blasting Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon that was placed atop a 153 ft tower shaped like a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Today I learned of Pete Goss; A British yachtsman who turned back during the 1996 Vendee Globe race to save a fellow competitor, Raphael Dinelli. Goss sailed into hurricane force winds for two days to reach Dinelli; who was said to have been clutching a bottle of champagne when he was pulled from the sea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
96 Percent of Americans use automatic cars while 80 Percent of Europeans use manual rd.com/article/why-americ…
A plotter against Hitler survived the war because the Nazi judge in his show trial was crushed by a column, still clutching the man's files, when the courtroom was bombed in an air raid led by a Jewish-American pilot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab…
A 40 acre Montana fire was caused by a hawk landing on power lines while clutching a large snake. The wriggling snake touched a second power line, completing the circuit and electrocuting both animals with up to 700,000 volts. earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wt…
An Italian tractor manufacturer was so upset with the bad clutches in Ferrari's cars that he complained to Enzo Ferrari himself, who arrogantly dismissed the concerns. The tractor maker, Ferruccio Lamborghini, decided to make his own cars to compete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Pride-filled Enzo Ferrari dismissed Ferruccio Lamborghini's complaint of rough clutches in the Ferrari 250GT; After successfully modifying one of his personally-owned Ferrari 250GT to outperform stock models, Lamborghini gained the impetus to pursue an automobile manufacturing venture of his own lambocars.com/lambonews/f…
The first space patch was flown by Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova on the Vostok 6 mission in 1963. It depicted a small snow white dove clutching an olive branch, flying against a backdrop of golden sunrays collectspace.com/news/new…
When Private 1st Class Edward H. Ahrens in WWII was found clutching a sword surrounded by 13 dead Japanese soldiers, his final words were "I guess they didn't know I was a marine." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
In the 2014 World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina, Christoph Kramer suffered a concussion in the 17th minute. He continued to play the game and later asked the ref "is this the final?" After the ref answered "yes" Kramer looking stunned replied 'Thanks, that's important to know.' espn.com/soccer/league-na…
Hunter S. Thompson's ashes were fired from a cannon on top of a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button while Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" played. There were also fireworks and the whole thing was funded by Johnny Depp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin, with a snake wrapped around his body, once barged into a meeting between his father and the attorney general. Roosevelt immediately sent the youngster, who also had snakes clutched in each hand, to entertain waiting congressmen. washingtonpost.com/opinio…
A top Fuel Dragster can reach 0-100mph in under a second and produce 150 decibles of noise causing permanent hearing damage strutmasters.com/top-fuel…
Ferruccio Lamborghini only started making Lamborghini vehicles because he was tired of customizing the inferior clutches that Ferraris had and Enzo Ferrari would dismiss him when told about the problem. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
During the At Fillmore East photo session, Duane Allman spotted a dealer friend, raced over and grabbed a bag of contraband, then returned to his seat, discreetly clutching the stash in his lap. This made the whole band laugh, resulting in a memorable image en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_…
[] Hunter S. Thompson, after his suicide his ashes was shot out of a cannon. The cannon was placed atop a 153-foot (47 m) tower which had the shape of a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
A German man called Carl Tanzler notoriously fell in love with a corpse, took up embalming, and had a 7 year relationship with the corpse. He was later found clutching a corpse thought to be the true one of his love, but could have been a replica. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Duane D. Hackney received 28 decorations for valor in combat. Helicopters he was traveling on were shot down on five separate occasions, and one of those times involved him being blown out the side of the chopper as it exploded while clutching a spare parachute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dua…
Comedian Redd Foxx was known for a joke where he clutched his chest pretending to have a heart attack, saying "I'm comin' Elizabeth!". When he had a real heart attack on the set of a TV show, his fellow castmembers thought he was doing the joke. He wasn't, and he died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Hunter S Thompson's ashes were fired from a cannon placed atop a 153-foot tower which had the shape of a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button. Accompanied by fireworks, to the tune of Spirit in the Sky and Mr. Tambourine Man. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
The oldest parachute design appears in an anonymous manuscript from 1470s Renaissance Italy (over 400 years before the airplane), showing a free-hanging man clutching a cross bar frame attached to a conical canopy. As a safety measure, four straps run from the ends of the rods to a waist belt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
One Arm of the Venus de Milo was Found, Clutching an Apple, Along With A Plinth Detailing the Sculptor's Name and a Separate Herm. venusdemilo.gr/history/
The ignition in Porsches is to the left of the steering wheel. The placement of the ignition enabled a racecar driver to start the car with the left hand and put it in gear with the right. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
In 1965, a drag racer built a car called Quad Al that incorporated four WWII surplus V12 fighter engines, developing approx. 12,000 hp. Its engines started, but the car never ran because the creator could not afford the custom gearboxes and clutches to handle the massive torque. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Racer Giulio Cabianca was driving a Formula One car in a test session, when the throttle stuck open. Unable to slow down, he drove through an open gate at the track onto a major city street, resulting in four deaths, including his own. historicracing.com/driver…
So few Lamborghinis were ordered with a manual transmission that whenever someone did, the factory just assumed it was an error and made sure it was double-checked autoguide.com/auto-news/2…
Tesla Motors made all of their patents available to the open market in 2014 "for the advancement of electric vehicle technology. tesla.com/blog/all-our-pa…
The blackstripe livebearer (a species of small freshwater fish) can carry several clutches of young at different stages of development at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe…
Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel while clutching his own near-fatal wound. The incident became infamous because he breached duel etiquette, by reshooting after an initial misfire. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~md…
In a funeral financed by Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes were fired from a cannon atop a self-designed 153-foot tower in the shape of a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
Enzo Ferrari told a man "you may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari Properly" the man was so pissed he vowed to create the perfect car, his name, Ferruccio Lamborghini. 400gt.com/articles/compar…

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