Quiz Question: Which of these was a derogatory name for a forerunner to the bicycle?
The given options are as follows:
- Dandy horse
- Coxcomb camel
- Popinjay pony
The correct answer is: Dandy horse
Fact: A dandy horse was powered by the rider’s feet running on the ground instead of pushing the pedals of later bicycles. It was also known as a Laufmaschine (in German), a vélocipède or draisienne (in French), and a pedestrian curricle or hobby-horse. Two centuries after the pedal-less bike was invented, it looks like young kids have given the dandy horse a new lease on life.