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Stupid fact I actually searched out the answer for

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by The Big Ragu, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    There are 24 Volkswagen Jetta yellow medallion taxi cabs out of 13,000 cabs in New York City.

    How do I know? I saw one about a half a year ago, ran home and told my girlfriend and she told me I was nuts. The only cabs we ever see are Nissans and Fords.

    Another couple of months went by, and one day we were walking and I saw one, and started pointing and shouting and she saw it.

    It got me wondering how many Volkswagen cabs there are. So I e-mailed the Taxi & Limousine Commission.

    Took a month, but got an e-mail today. There are 24 Volkswagen Jetta cabs in New York City.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    My question: how much fnord is there in New York City?
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    It's been a while, but there was one Mercedes.

    There was an article in the paper about it, and then I kept seeing it.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Of those 24, are 20 in the shop at any given time?
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    When the next one is retired from service, you should call a taxidermist and have it mounted as a trophy.
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