The World's First Bus Service Was Pulled by Horses

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If you got to work by bus today, you can thank, or blame, Stanislaus Baudry. Baudry lived in the town of Nantes in France at a time when you either had your own carriage, hired a cab to get you from one specific place to another, or walked. The industrial age was really kicking off, which meant large groups of people had to move in roughly the same direction at roughly the same time. It occurred to Baudry, in 1823, that they might be happy to spend less money than they would on a cab, and less energy...