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Cupholders (again!!!)

A few years ago a Mercedes commercial showed a seminar presented by Mercedes engineers, touting their accomplishments over the years. The audience were engineers from other carmakers. The Germans held forth ...

"... in 1908 we introduced the supercharger ..." (the others all murmured);

"... in 1937 we standardised on independent suspension on all axles ..." (more murmuring);

"... in 1954 we introduced direct fuel injection ..." (yet more murmuring);

"... and in 1959, the disc brake ..." (same response);

"... also in 1959, the occupant safety cell and progressive crumple-rate end sections ... (more murmurs);

"... in 1961 we made seat belts standard equipment ..." (ditto response);

"... and in 1964 we went to four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment ..." (mumbles from the audience);

"... in 1965 we introduced side protection rails in the doors ..." (murmurs again);

"... in 1972 we improved and strengthened our side-impact protection system ..." (mumbled responses);

"... and in 1975 we added ABS to our braking systems ..." (increasingly bored murmurs) ...

Then the speaker gets a twinkle in his eye and says with a slight smile, "... and last year we even added a cupholder ..." and with that the others jump up, shouting "We had that first!"

Yes, another stolen from Ozvets!

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