momentimori t1_iykm5cz wrote

It's same reason is why Ukraine wants to change their railway gauge.

Make it harder for Russia to bring supplies for their invasion in whilst making it easier to import munitions from the rest of Europe.


momentimori t1_isnhtqi wrote

America was a developing country in the 1850s whereas Melbourne was experiencing a gold rush making it one of the wealthiest cities on the planet.

Having ice to keep your drink cool in summer was a flashy status symbol for the elites of Melbourne. Winter in America coincided summer in Australia making them an ideal source of ice for Australian consumers.


momentimori t1_is7puof wrote

For the early stages of the recall they replaced the dodgy airbags with a newer one with the same flaw, it takes several years for the problem to build up to dangerous levels, as they didn't have safer replacements.

They needed to buy some time for other airbag suppliers to produce enough to replace one of the biggest manufacturers of airbags.