I have some more random facts coming your way for all who are reading. This week, I have car facts and some origins of abreviations.
The Lamborghini Aventador uses a V12 engine.
Most American made car horns honk at the key of F.
The Ferrari Dino was named after the son of Enzo Ferrari by Enzo Ferrari and the Ferrari Enzo was named after the creator of Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari, after he died.
Mr. Lamborghini, the man who founded Lamborghini was a friend and employee of Enzo Ferrari but the two got in a fight and Mr. Lamborghini said he could make a better car than Enzo could so he went and tried. I, personally, think he did make better cars.
Gasoline is not explosive in its liquid form so the engine sprays it into the cylinder to blow up.
The abbreviation for pound, lb. comes from the Latin word Libra, a measurement of weight.
AM and PM come from Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem, Latin for before noon and after noon.
E.G. is Latin for exempli gratia which means for example.
MO comes from modus operandi, Latin for way of operating.
I.E. comes from Id Est or “that is” in Latin.
Etc. is Et Cetera meaning in Latin “and other things”.
L.S.D. was the initials for pounds, shillings, and pence in old English currency. It is also why the symbol for pounds is an “ornate capital” L which come from the same root as pounds, Libra.