135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

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13. Queen Elizabeth II was a trained mechanic.

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In 1945, at just 18 years old, Queen Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, where she trained as a truck driver and mechanic.

14. Volvo gave away the 1962 patent for their revolutionary three-point seat belt for free.

The company did this to save lives.

15. Tsundoku is the act of acquiring books and not reading them.

There’s no shame in having a large to-be-read pile!