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La Jamais Contente electric-powered automobile set the world land speed record in 1899

Thomas Edison and an electric car. (Somewhere in-between 1832 and 1839 {the exact date is unknown}, Scotsman Robert Anderson is credited with inventing the first electric car) Edison said electricity was the future because all of the oil would be pumped out of the ground, but it was decided that more money could be made from taxing petrol. Imagine what we would have now if Edison had been listened to a century ago.

Thomas Edison and an electric car. (Somewhere in-between 1832 and 1839 {the exact date is unknown}, Scotsman Robert Anderson is credited with inventing the first electric car) Edison said electricity was the future because all of the oil would be pumped out of the ground, but it was decided that more money could be made from taxing petrol. Imagine what we would have now if Edison had been listened to a century ago.

Yes, I know I have twelve rockets strapped to my ass... your point?    Rocket_powered 1928 Opel land speed racer

Yes, I know I have twelve rockets strapped to my ass... your point? Rocket_powered 1928 Opel land speed racer

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: Horseless Carriage (Colorized Photo) 1906.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: Horseless Carriage (Colorized Photo) 1906.

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my "if i won the lottery" car - a restored 1965 Beetle Cabriolet in aqua with white soft top and interior.

my "if i won the lottery" car - a restored 1965 Beetle Cabriolet in aqua with white soft top and interior.

Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror, 1888.

Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror, 1888.

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