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The birth certificate of the automobile was issued 125 years ago today

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January 28, 2011

Hero image - German Patent No. 37435 was applied for by Karl Benz on January 29, 1886

Hero image - German Patent No. 37435 was applied for by Karl Benz on January 29, 1886

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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The automobile was, at first, not appreciated much at all. In England, its speeds were limited to about 3 mph and a man had to walk in front warning of its coming so as to prepare horse and buggy riders for possible bolting of the horses. At the turn of the 20th century, the auto was still not much appreciated as people used to throw rocks and bottles at them as they passed by.

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