Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻‍♂️🌎 @Khanoisseur Nonpartisan fact-checks + analysis of news (+ 🐶 pics). *Turn notifications on* (Podcast coming). Stuff for @Google @Twitter @Uber @Facebook @Tesla Jun. 06, 2019 1 min read

Citroen DS’s hydropneumatic suspension is credited with saving French President De Gaulle’s life during an assassination attempt in 1962 when bullets blew out his tires. Jay Leno gives a tour of his DS (favorite bit: changing a tire without using a jack) 

2. In 2014, to mark the 50th anniversary of Franco-Chinese ties, France (which was the first Western power to establish diplomatic relations with China, under De Gaulle) sent De Gaulle’s bullet-riddled Citroen to China to be displayed in several Chinese cities.

3. The DS could do this.

4. And this

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