Day: June 26, 2022

The Rearview Mirror: Ferdinand Porsche’s commission from Adolf Hitler

Volkswagen was developed on the again of the Beetle, at first established at the behest of Adolf Hitler.

It is the anniversary Volkswagen doesn’t encourage, but led to the company’s generation. This 7 days in 1934, the Reich Association of the German Car Sector commissions Ferdinand Porsche to structure a Volkswagen, or peoples’ auto, subsidized by the state less than the identify “strength via pleasure,” which just occurs to be the name of the Nazi’s Corporation for Leisure Activities. 

It would direct to the generation of the Volkswagen Type 1, aka the Volkswagen Beetle. 

Origins of a bug

The story of the Beetle doesn’t commence with Hitler, but with Ferdinand Porsche.

Born in Bohemia in 1875, Porsche is initially famous for his operate with Viennese coach-constructing company Lohner, which manufactured coaches for the courtroom of Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria. There, he develops electric powered wheel hub motors for

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Riding on fumes? 15 free events you can enjoy this summer with your family

Whoever said nothing in this world is free told the truth. At the end of the day, you still have to “pay” attention.

But seriously, gas prices are still out of control, and riding a horse and buggy like the Amish is looking really tempting right now.

If you’re riding on fumes and your pockets are on empty, the good news is there are a lot of free, fun Delaware events you can dive into this summer before Labor Day.

We handpicked 15 of them to inspire a summer of fun:

Cascading Carlos, Selbyville, June 25

If you can simultaneously hold a job and maintain your sanity – you’re juggling. But there’s levels to this. Cascading Carlos can juggle bowling pins and flaming sticks while riding a unicycle, and he can balance tall objects on his nose. He also holds two Guinness World Records. He achieved the first by throwing

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Motor Mouth: Is Europe about to declare lithium a hazardous material?

The European Chemicals Agency may classify some lithium salts Class 1A “reproductive toxins” — say goodbye to cheap EV batteries

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The European Commission may, by the end of this year, label lithium a Category 1A toxin. A “reproductive toxin,” no less. Officially, it is the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)’s Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) that has determined that lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, and lithium chloride should be classified as toxic, but according to the American Journal of Transportation, since the ECHA is re-iterating what French scientists have already determined, there’s a good chance lithium itself will be deemed dangerous.

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