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
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
Is that a cool concept or what?
134 Hour Live Streaming TV with the Norwegian Coast and Fjord Cruise Line “Hurtigruten” from one end to another in Norway.
It will run for 5 DAYS!!!
Hurtigruten Live TV from Norway 134 Hours or 5 Days from June 16 2011
Follow the Norwegian Hurtigruten journey online and learn more here
Chinese prisoners forced to work World of Warcraft game to make money for officials
Read article in The Guardian
A dog which was rescued at sea off the coast of Kesennuma, Japan, on Friday after being found drifting on a roof is believed to have survived for three weeks after being washed away by the killer tsunami triggered by the March 11 earthquake. Coast guard members aboard a helicopter involved in the day’s search for those still missing after the disaster found the dog on the roof drifting along some 1.8 kilometres off Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture. It took several hours to catch the dog and bring him to the safety of a coastguard vessel. The dog’s collar has no clues about the owner such as address and contact numbers.
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
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.
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
Coca-Cola, the great producer of carbonated soft drinks simply known as Coke.
Yet what actually goes into Coke has always been a mystery. Until now:
The secret ingredient of Coca-Cola in pictures
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
Original poster from 1974 that Hiromi Oshima’s poster was based on:
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
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 Illustration
Don’t know anything about the price yet though. Read full article here: The Audi Carbon Ski Concept
A woman playing golf at her Playstation was shocked to se her “self” tee off TOPLESS in a Tiger Woods golf game.
Tiger Woods PGA 11 Topless golf computer game
Jo Eley had “spent ages” creating an avatar to make it resemble herself using face-mapping technology. But when she started playing, her avatar was topless and, wearing only white hotpants.
Eley, who will turn 27 shortly, said she believed a programmer put the hidden strip in as a prank after Tiger Woods famous screw around with pornstars that was covered broadly in the media. Jo, the mother of one likes to play the Tiger Woods PGA 11 golf game with her partner Nathan Oliver, where they live in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.
Topless golfer found hidden in Tiger Woods PGA Golf Game for Playstation
She told a tabloid: “We couldn’t stop laughing. Now I can’t get rid of it. It could have been worse, she looks quite good and has bigger boobs than me.”
PG Electronic Arts responded by saing: “We have extensively investigated and have determined that this situation is not possible through a retail copy of the game. The player model is clearly modified as a result of hacking.”
It is not know if Tiger Woods have shown any interest in switching to Playstation golf following these topless news.
The woolly mammoth, extinct for thousands of years, could be brought back to life in as little as four years because of bored self-involved scientists looking for something to do that will make them rich and famous.
Mammoth cloning possible in 4 years
Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover nuclei in cells from the skin and muscle tissue from mammoths found in the Siberian permafrost failed because they had been too badly damaged by the extreme cold.
But a technique pioneered in 2008 by Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama, of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology, was successful in cloning a mouse from the cells of another mouse that had been frozen for 16 years.
Now that hurdle has been overcome, Akira Iritani, a professor at Kyoto University, is reactivating his campaign to resurrect the species that died out 5,000 years ago.
“Now the technical problems have been overcome, all we need is a good sample of soft tissue from a frozen mammoth,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
He intends to use Dr Wakayama’s technique to identify the nuclei of viable mammoth cells before extracting the healthy ones.
The nuclei will then be inserted into the egg cells of an African elephant, which will act as the surrogate mother for the mammoth.
Professor Iritani said he estimates that another two years will be needed before the elephant can be impregnated, followed by the approximately 600-day gestation period.
He has announced plans to travel to Siberia in the summer to search for mammoths in the permafrost and to recover a sample of skin or tissue that can be as small as 3cm square. If he is unsuccessful, the professor said, he will ask Russian scientists to provide a sample from one of their finds.
“The success rate in the cloning of cattle was poor until recently but now stands at about 30 per cent,” he said. “I think we have a reasonable chance of success and a healthy mammoth could be born in four or five years.”