31 May '16, 9pm

In 1886, Carl Benz invented the automobile. See how the world came to notice his invention:

The car powered by a one-cylinder engine rated at 1.5 hp (1.1 kW) that took Bertha and her sons on the journey through the summer morning was the production version of the first Patent Motor Car. The tall-riding vehicle was the first example of a culture of continuous innovation: it now had wooden wheels instead of wire-spoke wheels – that made it more robust on the poor roads. And the additional seat above the front wheel (facing the rear) offered enough room for a third passenger. What would the father and husband have had to say to his family? The three motorists had no way of knowing: Carl was still deeply asleep at home when his family departed with his Patent Motor Car.

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