The earliest form of the odometer was invented in Ancient Greece, probably around the time of Alexander the Great, and Ancient China in the first century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odo…
A man who ran a Chevy dealership by himself for 50 years had some 500 cars in storage from the 50's, 60's and 70's that just sat, one of which had just over 1 mile on the odometer. They sold most of the cars for $2.8m at auction. autonews.com/article/2013…
In 300BC a profession of men could, just by walking, measure 500-mile roads with precision comparable to modern odometers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bem…
There is a Supreme Court case called Schmuck v. United States, about some Schmuck used car dealer that illegally rolled back odometers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
A new 1957 Plymouth Belvedere, with only 4 miles on the odometer, was sealed for 50-years in a time capsule vault below the ground on the Tulsa City courthouse site in 1957. It was unearthed in 2007, only to discover that it had suffered 50 years of water damage underground and wouldn't start. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
A tractor or airplane's age is measured not by miles traveled but hours running. While a car uses an odometer, these use a Hobb's meter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hob…
An "odometer" reports the distance of the Voyager spacecraft from earth, now some 20 billion km away. voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/wher…
In the scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off when they run the Ferrari backwards to run back the odometer, it would have worked. howstuffworks.com/car-dri…
The modern-day odometer comes from a device, called a roadometer, developed by a Mormon pioneer who was tired of counting the revolutions of his wagon wheel while journeying West. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Classical Romans invented the first odometer - a mechanical device which used gears and cogs to drop marbles in a box as the wheels turned. The number of marbles dropped equalled the number of miles travelled. inventors.about.com/libra…
The fatal crash rate in the US (2016) is 1.8 people per million miles driven. crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/…

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