Besides having the greatest band of electronic music ever (If “Daft Punk” didn’t come to your mind you need some serious help), the French also have the credit of being the ones who named the “bus”.
The word “bus” itself comes from the Latin word “Omnibus”, in other words is a clipped form of this word. The bus is also called multibus or autobus, depending in which country you are at.
This was actually a reference to “Omnes Omnibus,” which was the name of the hatter shop located next to the first bus station in Nantes, France back in 1823, whch was in turn a Latin pun on the name of the owner, “Omnès”.
Another fun fact is that the bus is still called “omnibus” in several countries throughout the world! An example would include Argentina.
The bus is in fact one of the greatest inventions ever, however, there are some evil bus drivers out there that no matter how fast they see you chasing them across the street, they’ll just step the gas pedal deeper, and deeper and share an evil laugh as you are falling behind.