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Find out why Bertha Benz stole the first gasoline-powered automobile.


Karl Benz was a genius. Engineer and inventor, he worked tirelessly on his idea of a "horseless carriage," which he called the Patent-Motorwagen.

At the time, the idea of a motorized horseless carriage was unthinkable! Consider the circumstances: horses were abundant. They were not only transportation, they were majestic beasts and loyal companions.

Horses were fueled by hay, which grew everywhere. Petroleum, on the other hand, had to be dug up and bought. You could…

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