Search This Blog

Sunday, 13 October 2013


The cab was first built in Italy, in the late eighteenth century. Originally it was a horse-drawn two-wheeled vehicle, light in weight and well sprung. With roads still uneven and rough, it enabled passengers to have a comparatively smooth ride, no longer being jolted about by so many bumps.

The inventors of the cab compared their novel vehicle's smooth run with the capering of a young goat. In fact, they called their carriage after it - capri-ola. (Caper in Latin is a goat.)

In a study that was done by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest color to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow.

The cab driver in the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is Quincy Jones.

The Alaskan town of Bethel is the city with the most cabs per capita in the U.S., with 70 total taxi drivers—one for every 85 people.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, it is illegal for cab drivers to reach out and pull potential customers into their cabs.

In Ohio it is illegal to ride on the roof of a taxi cab.

No comments:

Post a Comment