Nascar vehicles have realistic headlight decals instead of actual headlights due to weight restrictions. youtu.be/fLjnGGESYGc?t=28…
Today I learned about the world's smallest motorized car. About the size of a grain of rice, it is a micro-model of a 1936 Toyota AA, and includes a body, tires, spare tire, wheels, axle, bearings, headlights, tail lights, bumpers, step, number plate and emblem. It travels at 5-6 mm per second. trussty.com/2016/05/japan…
Carl Fisher, who invented headlights for cars, originated and built the first transcontinental highways in America, founded the Indy 500, and first developed Miami Beach got his start as a peddler wearing an apron he would flip to show a naked woman. Promotional stunts would become his hallmark. miami-history.com/carl-fi…
Popup headlights were actually invented in the '30s. They came back in the 80's when auto manufacture needed a way to skirt minimum headlight height safety laws, and fell back out of fashion again due to modern regulations concerning headlights being on movable body work. slate.com/human-interest/…
Most safety features found in cars and other vehicles saw a boom in popularity from the creation of one car, the Tucker 48. Safety features included a pop out windshield, padded dashboard, and even a swivelling headlight depending on which direction you were steering. si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nm…
The Antonov A-40 was a Soviet attempt to allow a tank to glide onto a battlefield after being towed aloft by an airplane. The tank had to be stripped most of it's armament, ammunition and headlights, however the prototype still failed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The police in China are forcing drivers to stare into full-beam headlights as a punishment for dazzling others independent.co.uk/news/wo…
It was illegal in the US to have replaceable bulbs in car headlights until 1983. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
In sweden, your car headlights have to be on at all times when driving. Even in broad daylight wikitravel.org/en/Driving…
The Lamborghini Diablo, a $250k car, used Nissan 300zx a $30k car, headlights to save money. The headlights had a carbon cover over the top to cover up the Nissan branding. carscoops.com/2017/01/did…
A prismatic rear-view mirrorβ€”sometimes called a "day/night mirror"β€”can be tilted to reduce the brightness and glare of lights, mostly for high-beam headlights of vehicles behind which would otherwise be reflected directly into the driver's eyes at night. scienceworld.ca/blog/how-…
Today I learned of Carl Fisher who built a fortune in automobile headlights, then went on to found the first auto dealership, the first transcontinental road, the Indianapolis speedway, and the town of Miami Beach. He lost most of his fortune in the Great Depression and was largely forgotten by history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
You are "overdriving your headlights" when you go so fast that your stopping distance is farther than you can see with your headlights. mto.gov.on.ca/english/dan…
In Finland, It is a legal requirement to have your headlights on, whether in summer or winter, in sunlight or darkness, even under the midnight sun. finnbay.com/10-amazing-fa…
Retroreflective highway signs and lane markers use special kinds of paints that contain many thousands of glass beads per square foot that are bonded to the highway with a strong binder. Instead of scattering light they return the light around and send it back in the direction of your headlights roadvista.com/reflective-…
Left and right headlights are not symmetrical, by law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
There really is such a thing as Headlight fluid. AKA Water for a Calcium Carbide Lamp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
80 years ago a town in Australia rescued a lost aircraft by turning the power on an off to spell the town's name in Morse code. Residents used car headlights to help it land on the racecourse, pulled it out of the mud the next morning and sent it on its way to second place in an air race. alburycity.nsw.gov.au/com…
Cars in countries such as France had selective yellow as their standard headlight color to discern themselves from enemies in WW2 bimmertips.com/origin-yel…
There are some fish species that have headlights. youtube.com/watch?v=G1zZs…
Truck drivers have a language using headlights, turn signals and trailer lights to communicate with other citizens on the road. brokensecrets.com/2010/04…
People are stealing Porsche headlights to use as grow lights youtube.com/watch?v=AQdXZ…
Headlights for helmets/bikes/cars in olden days were actual flames. Carbide 'rocks' would be placed in one chamber, and water in another chamber would slowly drip on it, producing a highly combustible gas to fuel the flame. youtube.com/watch?v=Lsy86…
The headlights on NASCAR cars aren't real, they're decals. jacksonville.com/sports/r…
Until 1975 all U.S. cars were required to use the same 7" or 5.75" round headlights. carid.com/articles/brief-…
Women can buy rubber nipples to make it look like their headlights are always on. realself.com/blog/Nipping…
People tend to buy cars that match their personality, aggressive drivers tend to buy aggressive-looking cars with narrow headlights while calmer drivers tend to go for submissive-looking cars. cleveland.com/business/in…
When rappers like Migos talk about "frog eyes," they are making references to the headlights of higher end vehicles, like the Porsche 911 genius.com/11129968
Nascar cars headlights are stickers. auto.howstuffworks.com/au…
While most deep-sea fishes can only see blue bioluminescent light, Dragonfish have evolved the ability to produce and see far-red bioluminescence giving them night-vision "headlights" that their prey can't see. asknature.org/strategy/37…
In the UK you are not required to have your headlights on at night if you are on a road with street lighting gov.uk/general-rules-all-…
Aftermarket xenon and HID headlights are illegal in the United States blogs.findlaw.com/law_and…
You can clean old, grimy, car headlights with TOOTH PASTE!

Before: http://imgur.com/qvrxA&bUvYg After:http://imgur.com/qvrxA&bUvYgl To remove oxidization(the cloudiness) on older headlight, just put a bit of toothpaste on the outside, and rub it in in little circles. Wipe off with a damp cloth. Nice and clear.

During the first months of the Second World War, nightly blackouts in Britain led to a doubling of road fatalities, as drivers were not allowed to use headlights. The British Medical Journal observed that the Germans were killing 600 people a month without dropping a single bomb. howwedrive.com/2010/12/29…
In 2002, NASCAR drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip, protested against leaked autopsy photos of TLC member, Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes, by painting single black stripes next to the left headlights on their cars. usatoday30.usatoday.com/s…
Today I learned to shut off my headlights and use my parking lights when parking to avoid blinding people with bright driving lights. reddit.com/r/reddit.com/c…
On Nov. 28, 1939 – which became known as Black Tuesday -- the smog was so thick in St. Louis that streetlights stayed on during the day and drivers had to use their headlights to get around. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/193…
You should not put your headlights on full beam while driving through fog because the light is directed upwards. The fog can then reflect the light back and actually make it harder for you to see. (As lectured by a cab driver on the way home from a big night out....)
Lamborghini used the headlight assemblies from Nissan's 300ZX in its own Diablo from 1999-2001. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
The car headlight can be dated back to the 1880's fircroft.com/blog/fircrof…
The Cord 810, produced in 1936, was the first car to have pop-up headlights. The lights were raised by turning cranks in the dashboard when needed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hid…
The Yaquina Headlight was used as the Moesko Island light in The Ring en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaq…
After Lisa Lopes' (Left Eye from TLC) death, Dale Earnhardt's team's Chevrolets were adorned with black stripes under the left headlight to honor her after it came out that a website tried to obtain autopsy photos dalejrpitstop.com/race-re…
Today I learned that comedian Rich Hall invented the word Pediddel to signify a car with one headlight out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sni…

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