General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
Celebrating a pioneer
In 1932, Carlton Cole Magee of the United States invented what was to become a familiar emblem of modern civilization. What was it?
Your answer — A) The neon sign — was incorrect.
The brand-new problem of motorized traffic congestion inspired Magee to develop a practical system for managing the rental of municipal parking space. Not everyone was immediately sure that parking meters were a blessing upon humanity. In fact, their introduction was marred in some places by vigilantes who carried out organized campaigns of meter-destruction.