Hemp in the gas tank
One thing Holcomb mentions that I had never heard is that Henry Ford "hoped to be able to create a car from the soil using hemp as a fuel source. Ford created a car with a composite hemp plastic body that could withstand blows from a sledgehammer without breaking. The composite hemp plastic was 10 times stronger than steel and the overall weight of the automobile was two-thirds the weight of a regular car." Sounds ideal. Wonder how true that is.
[Source: Kalamazoo Gazette]
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