An American inventor has designed a bike with 54 speeds, 5 computers, a security system, a speech synthesizer, and a telephone.
In 1838 the fast journey across the Atlantic (by steamship) took 15 days. Nowadays, planes can fly it in a few hours.
A feast of weird and wonderful facts about transport
A Science Museum Book of Amazing Facts
Illustrated by Tim Archbold
[published by Hodder Children’s Books]