Driving home on the interstate this morning I was doing my usual 65 or so with the other traffic. Then these kids zipped by. I looked at my speedometer and guestimated they must be going more than 80. But I also noticed that, in my car, 70 MPH has the speedometer needle pointing straight up.
My speedometer goes to 130MPH!! Now, I don't drive a big Mercedes that has to survive on the German autobaun. I drive a Saturn. I think it would fly apart above 100. I only use the first half of the speedometer dial.
I just don't know what possessed the designers of the car to make the speedometer go that high. Another of life's mysteries.