Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: Which of these was a derogatory name for a forerunner to the bicycle?
A Dandy horse
B Popinjay pony
C Coxcomb camel
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.
The correct answer is Dandy horse.