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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134 Hour Live TV with Norwegian Coast and Fjord Cruise Line “Hurtigruten”

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

Hurtigruten Live TV from Norway 134 Hours or 5 Days from June 16 2011

Follow the Norwegian Hurtigruten journey online and learn more here

Cool. Midnightsun!!!

Chinese prisoners forced to work World of Warcraft game to make money for officials

Chinese prisoners forced to work World of Warcraft game to make money for officials

Chinese prisoners forced to work World of Warcraft game to make money for officials

Read article in The Guardian

Dog rescued from the ocean in Japan after 3 weeks adrift

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.

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

The secret ingredient of Coca-Cola in pictures

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

The secret ingredient of Coca-Cola in pictures