Honda’s Top Gear lawnmover does 130mph – Stig goes domestic

How cool is that:

The vehicle, made by Honda for Top Gear magazine, goes from 0-60mph (95km/h) in roughly four seconds.

The team behind it may attempt to have an official go at the lawnmower speed record, which stands at 96.5mph.

In a test run, Top Gear magazine clocked “just over 100mph” on the back straight of the Circuit de Charade testing course in France.

Honda Top Gear lawnmover driven by The Stig

Honda Top Gear lawnmover driven by The Stig

The lawnmower was also put through its paces by Top Gear’s “the Stig”.

The British Lawn Mower Racing Association said Top Gear’s mower would not be able to compete in July’s World Championships because of strict limits on the number of modifications entrants can make to their bodies, lol.

read more here and here

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Amazon Kindle Fire – What’s it like? Any reviews?

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet PC

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet PC

What do we really know about this tablet? All I see is tech savy writers try to outwit each other in insignificant knowledge and speculations about the Kindle Fire tablet.

Breast augmentation on strangers in streets with Boob Job app for iPhone

BoobJob app for iPhone smartphone with breast augmentation

Boob Job app for iPhone smartphone with breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is expensive and time-consuming — and can’t just be done to strangers on the street. So what are you supposed to do if you really want to see how someone would look with a slightly larger chest? Reach for your iPhone, of course!

 

With an iPhone app appropriately named Boob Job you can give anyone a little lift and boost.

All you need to do is install the app — you can get it from the Apple App Store for a dollar — and find or take a photo of your lucky patient. Then you’ll just swipe, drag, and pinch your fingers against your iPhone’s screen a few times and — tada! — breast augmentation surgery complete.

I decided to try out the app on fellow blogger Whitson Gordon who — while clever and delightfully witty — isn’t exactly in possession of breasts that would make Pamela Anderson envious. I snatched a photo off his Facebook page, opened it in the Boob Job app, dragged some circles onto his chest, and resized them appropriately. Then I tapped some vaguely marked buttons on the next screen to increase the selected parts and add a little highlight along the newly created curves.

You can see Whitson’s pre-virtual-surgery and post-virtual-surgery photos above. The final result won’t tempt any Victoria’s Secret modeling scouts, but it makes for a great laugh.

Japan down 10%, World markets all down – But solar power bucks the trend!

Radioactive contamination testing of Japanese

Radioactive contamination testing of Japanese

What a day on the stock exchanges around the world.
Nikkei down over 10% on Tuesday. 10%! And Nikkei did extremly poorly on Monday as well. Poor Japan, I hope they will be spared of more misery now and that damages can be mended effectively. It is comforting to see the international support for Japan.

Back to the stock exchanges however, one can’t help but notice that solar stocks have skyrocketed the last two days.
While the world markets have been down two days in a row, solar stocks have bucked the trend and skyrocketed as much as 20% in two days. And the momentum keeps building up.
The worlds largest producers of solar panels, Suntech Power and Yingli Green have shot through the roof today, with Yingli Green up from 10.50 on Friday to 12.25 today, Tuesday. 
 
Yingli Green solar power company stock chart after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami

Yingli Green solar power company stock chart after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami


Solar stocks have been upgraded, nuclear power companies, such as Hitachi, that built the nuclear reactors in Japan have been hammered and downgraded, and even oil companies are being downgraded at the time of this writing.
Could this finally become the moment for solar companies to shine, not just economically as they already have over the last few years, but shine with a solid position ideologically and become immune to political instability from now on?

Solar Power Forum with News.

Charlie Sheen Cartoon

Thought this Charlie Sheen halloween cartoon was pretty hilarious. Sporty enough, so did he!
(Don’t forget to see the Halloween outcome of this cartoon)

Charlie Sheen Cartoon - Charlie Sheen for Halloween

Charlie Sheen Cartoon - Charlie Sheen for Halloween

Hiromi Oshima pose for classic poster remake in tribute to 2011 Oscars

Former Playboy Playmate Hiromi Oshima recently posed for some cool Oscar tribute posters with Playboy.
The first is for the classic Black Belt Jones (1974)

Hiromi Oshima in Black Belt Jones Oscars tribute poster for Playboy

Hiromi Oshima in Black Belt Jones Oscars tribute poster for Playboy

Original poster from 1974 that Hiromi Oshima’s poster was based on:

Original Black Belt Jones poster

Original Black Belt Jones poster

The other remake poster, of Fist of Fury (1972), may be viewed at ‘Nextgirlfriend’.

Here is the (boring by comparison) original.

Original Fist of Fury poster

Original Fist of Fury poster

Audi Carbon Ski coming in 2011/2012

Does these skis look great or what? Seems that Audi is going to start production of a carbon fiber ski later this year, possibly in some sort of partnership with Head. Supposed to be both light weight and strong; all ski enthusiasts will be waiting eagerly for this one by Audi.

The Audi Carbon Ski Concept on Carbon Cover

The Audi Carbon Ski Concept on Carbon Cover

The Audi Carbon Ski Concept Illustration

The Audi Carbon Ski Concept Illustration

Don’t know anything about the price yet though. Read full article here: The Audi Carbon Ski Concept