- The first electric light was so dim that a candle was needed to see its socket.
- One of the first steamboats took 32 hours to chug its way from New York to Albany, a distance of 150 miles.
- Wilbur and Orville Wrights first airplane flight lasted only 12 seconds.
- And the first automobiles traveled 2 to 4 miles per hour and broke down often. Carriages would pass them with their passengers shouting, “Get a horse!”