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The average lifespan for a strand of hair is five and ahalf years. ***Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue inthe human body. ***The lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days.
The first car to include anti-lock brakes was the 1966Jensen FF which came equipped with the Dunlop Maxaret anti-lock braking system (originally developed for use onaircraft). Although crude by today's standards (andsometimes unreliable), the Jensen FF's anti-skid system wasa huge technological breakthrough at the time. ***In 1999, the two-door Honda Insight became the firstcommercially available hybrid gasoline-electric car in theUnited States. The Insight won numerous awards (includingInternational Engine of the Year) and earned EPA mileageratings of 61 mpg in the city and 70 mpg on the highway,making it the world's most fuel-efficient car. ***The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the production lineon June 30, 1953, at the GM plant in Flint, Michigan. Only300 Corvettes were built that year (each of them by hand),making this the rarest Corvette. Each fiberglass-bodiedtwo-seater was white with a red interior and a black canvastop.
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