WTF Fun Fact – Penny Farthings

Old-time ‘high-wheeler’ bicycles were also known as ‘penny farthings’, because people thought they looked like the largest (penny) and smallest (farthing) English coins of the day rolling along one after the other. WTF Fun Facts

Source:
https://curiosity.com/topics/why-did-old-timey-bikes-have-one-giant-wheel-curiosity/

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