Do Or Die Facts: Trucker Slides On Ice

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•    What’s more slippery than ice?  Teflon.   Accidentally invented in 1938, it’s actually more slippery than ice on top of ice.  

•    Even more slippery than Teflon is SLIPS, the slipperiest substance known.  Invented by Harvard scientists, SLIPS was created based on the structure of carnivorous pitcher plants.

•    Looking for more icy roads?  Try the South Pole Traverse – a 1,000-mile long “highway” between Antarctica’s McMurdo Station and South Pole Station.   

•    The world’s largest semi-truck is the Tractomas 10 x 10, manufactured in France.  It weighs 71 tonnes!

•    Due to icy road conditions, in some countries in Europe, special winter snow tires are required for anyone on the roads during winter months.  This occurs in Finland, Estonia, Romania, Sweden, and Slovenia.    
 

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