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21 August, Wednesday


Five interesting facts about garages

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American homes often include an attached garage to support our love affair with the automobile. This led to the design of many long, one-story ranch-style homes.
 
Americans love them
 
More than 82 million American homes have a garage. That’s enough garages to provide shelter for every single car made worldwide in 2013.
 
The word “garage” comes from the French word “garer,” which means “to shelter.”
 
Who needs a front door?
 
An estimated 71 percent of families use the garage as the primary entrance to the house.
 
Overhead door about 100 years old
 
C.G. Johnson invented the first overhead garage door in 1921. Five years later, Johnson invented the automatic door opener.
 
Garage bands that became great
 
Famous musical bands that got their start playing in a garage include the Beatles, Nirvana and Metallica.
 
 

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