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300 Miles From One Gallon And No, That’s Not A Typo

10/22/14 2:01 pm

Imagine you’re in a bar and a guy walks up and asks if you’d be interested in buying a car that is capable of 300mpg. What would you do? Run? Hit him? Ignore him? Or take your wallet out and buy it on the spot? Well, that guy is Mr Volkswagen and that is exactly […]

2015 Nissan Pathfinder Prices and Specs

10/22/14 7:11 am

Nissan has announced pricing and specs for the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The SUV, which is on sale now, starts at $29,510 for the S trim and 2-wheel drive up to $43,100 for the Platinum trim in 4-wheel drive. The Pathfinder got a redesign a few years back but the 2015 model has a few new […]

Miami ePrix Circuit Revealed

10/22/14 6:43 am

The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the layout for the Miami ePrix circuit. Formula E is the world’s first all-electric racing series and the Miami ePrix will take place on March 14th next year. The mayor of Miami, Tomas Regalado, said: “The FIA Miami ePrix is precisely the type of international event that will […]

Two DeLoreans And A Replica Jaguar C Type On Scottish Classic Car Run

10/22/14 5:42 am

The Kirkintilloch & District Classic Vehicle Club’s annual run to Glencoe in Scotland is one of the most beautiful car runs you can ever do. And I was lucky enough to be on it this year on Sunday October 12. It was a typical Scottish October morning with some mist and a bit chilly — […]

Russians Show How NOT To Rescue A Cat. You Won’t Believe How They Do It.

10/22/14 3:43 am

Russians have a knack at making more bizarre YouTube videos than the rest of us. It’s nothing to do with they way they film them. It’s just that what happens in Russia seems to be just that bit more bizarre. Take dashcam videos. Russian ones always win hands down, we all know that. So this poor cat was pretty much destined for trouble when some Russians tried to rescue him and someone switched on a camera. You have got to be kidding me. Share this with your friends. It’ll make their day Via cadko2000 H/T: fledermausman

There Is a Smartphone App That Can Solve Algebra Instantly Just By Taking A Picture Of It. Seriously.

10/22/14 3:08 am

The days of students having to solve complex algebra in their heads are officially over. A new app called PhotoMath can solve mathematical equations in a split second just by taking a picture of them using a smartphone camera. Cue every single student who hates maths going out and buying this app right this second. RIP maths homework. PhotoMath from MicroBLINK on Vimeo. That is pretty remarkable. Share this story with any friends of yours who struggle with maths. They’ll thank you for it. Via PhotoMath. H/T: mveinot

This Looked Like A Simple Clay Pot. But What It Turned Into Dropped My Jaw To The Floor

10/22/14 2:29 am

Artist Johnson Tsang creates some of the most beautiful and amazing pottery you will ever see. This simple clay pot doesn’t look like anything special to start with, but what he does with it will blow you away. It just looks like any other clay pot. But soon it will be anything but. By using his hands and a few makeshift tools he starts to mold it into something much more incredible. He soon starts to add some detail He then adds a second piece of clay Then he adds some shape to the top layer. And some more detail, as the piece starts to take shape as a whole. […]

At First I Thought This Was Just A Normal Town. Then I Realized What I was Seeing. Whoa!

10/18/14 2:06 am

Michael Paul Smith loves mid-20th century America. He loves the old cars and the old vistas. He also loves making models and photography. So he combined the three and what he came up with is one of the most beautiful visual representations of American nostalgia you will ever see. Michael builds exact 1/24th replicas of buildings and landscapes, adds miniature vehicles to create realistic scenes, and then takes a simple point-and-shoot camera. Setting them against real-life backgrounds he creates a miniature world that looks so real you wouldn’t know otherwise unless you saw the behind-the-scenes pics as well. As Michael says on his website, “it’s the oldest trick in the […]

It Seems This Little Guy Forgot How To Be A Hamster

10/17/14 4:11 pm

This little guy is obviously an outsider in the world of hamsters. Instead of doing what any normal hamster would do and run around inside his wheel he decided to run around the edge. Not only that but he did it while hanging upside down and clinging to the bottom. To be fair, the fact that he’s figured out that endlessly running around inside a wheel deserves respect. Not many of his hamster friends have probably thought of that. Must…keep…on…running…will…get…there…eventually……. Via Ben Bever

This Guy Managed To Dress Up As Every Single Johnny Depp Character In One Go

10/17/14 3:38 pm

This guy managed to dress up as every single Johnny Depp character in one single cosplay. He was spotted at this week’s New York Comic Con, famous for its fans in fancy dress. Captain Jack Sparrow, Hunter S Thomson, Edward Scissorhands, they’re all there. Can you spot the rest? Pretty remarkable don’t you think? I wonder how long it took him to put together… Via molotovsoup/reddit.

A Love Letter Was Found On A 450 Year Old Mummified Body. What It Said Blew Me Away.

10/17/14 10:10 am

A team of archaeologists were left stunned when they uncovered the mummified remains of a man in Korea — after finding a love letter laid across his chest. The body was that of Eung-tae, a member of Korea’s ancient Goseong Yi clan, and the message was a love letter written by his pregnant wife after he died prematurely at the age of 30 in 1586. Her words, written as her life was being torn apart, show how deep their love was — and how broken was her heart at losing the father of her unborn son. This is the letter, which had laid across the man’s chest for 450 years […]

NBA All-Star LeBron James Teams with Kia

10/17/14 8:40 am

NBA All-Star LeBron James has signed a deal with Kia to be the company’s first luxury ambassador. James will feature in advertisements and make various appearances as part of the multi-year partnership. Things will kick off with a TV spot as part of the Fit for a King campaign when the 2014-15 basketball season gets […]

Who Needs A 3D Printer When You Have Bees?

10/17/14 1:36 am

These beekepers wanted to see what would happen if they kept bees in a confined space of a shape different from your normal beehive. As you can see the results are extraordinary. Not only do the bees fill the shapes — of a bottle and a bust of a human head — but they do it perfectly. That’s it, I’m getting rid of my new 3d printer and getting some bees. And a protective suit Via DtrollMC

Family Feud Contestant Was Asked What Part Of Her Husband She’d Change..I Didn’t Expect Her To Say This!

10/16/14 4:41 pm

I’m guessing this Family Feud contestant won’t be getting back in her husband’s good books for a long, long time. When host Steve Harvey presented her with the question: “We asked 100 married women, if you could change one part of your husband’s body, what would it be?”, contestant Joyce hit the buzzer and said: “His penis”. The cameras then immediately cut to a shot of her husband Pete looking, shall we say, decidedly sheepish. Host Steve’s pretty much hit the floor. Unsurprisingly, “his penis” didn’t appear on the list of top eight answers that other women had given to the question. My, oh, my. How I wouldn’t want to […]

Classic Car Buying Guide: Hillman Super Minx

10/16/14 2:46 pm

What to look for when buying a Classic Car: We use The Hillman Super Minx as an example What do you need to look out for when buying a classic car? How can you tell if there’s rot where there shouldn’t be or if the engine is not as it seems? Here we look at […]

This “Four-eyed Nerd” Was Badly Bullied As A Child. What He Went On To Do Is Amazing.

10/16/14 8:10 am

Life can be hard sometimes. But there is always a way to overcome the odds. Things are never as bad as they seem. This young guy was bullied badly as a child — with other kids calling “four-eyes” because he wore glasses and branding him a nerd. But he embraced his nerdiness, stayed strong, and carried on through life until he found something amazing. Here is his story, in his own words… I started wearing glasses since the age of four. When I was young, I remember being called “four-eyes.” In retrospect, it sounds like a pretty cool thing to be called, like I have a super hero power or […]

A Guy Let His Wife Loose With A Sharpie On His Car. What She Did Will Blow Your Mind.

10/15/14 1:52 pm

This guy let his wife loose with a sharpie on his Nissan Skyline R33 GTR — and the result is just incredible. Now we’re not saying you should immediately go out and let your other half scribble all over your motor, but the talent this lady showed totally transformed the Skyline, and in our opinion […]

2015 Nissan Armada Prices

10/15/14 8:45 am

Nissan has released pricing details for the 2015 Nissan Armada in the US. The 2015 Nissan Armada is on sale now across the country and starts at $38,060 for the 2-wheel drive Armada SV. The range in includes the SV, SL and Platinum, each of which comes in 2 and 4-wheel drive configurations. The Armada […]

Aquaplaning Danger Highlighted in Video

10/15/14 8:03 am

This UK video highlights the dangers of aquaplaning. When you drive your car over some sitting water or even during heavy rain the aquaplaning effect can come into play and hamper your ability to steer or brake your car. This can be magnified when your tire tread is low. The video shows two cars, one […]

Mazda 2 Car of the Year in Japan

10/15/14 5:31 am

The Mazda 2 has been voted Car of the Year in Japan. The car narrowly won over the Mercedes Benz C-Class, the Mazda 2 winning by just 19 votes and polling a total of 423 votes. The Mazda basic model comes with a 1.5 liter engine that puts out 100 horsepower and is available as […]

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