1972 Datsun is World’s Fastest Electric Car

That’s right, a freaking ’72 Datsun 1200! Gas 2.0 reports that John Wayland’s street-legal racer “White Zombie” happens to be the fastest electric car in the world.

At an open race night, the White Zombie went up against souped-up Corvettes, BMW M3s and blew them away right off the starting line. It tore through a quarter-mile in 11.46 seconds, reaching a top speed of 114 MPH! It’s powered by two motors that are usually used to operate forklifts and the 60 batteries that occupy both the boot and the back seat. Equally impressive is the 20-minute charge time. Here’s a video of the vehicle in action.

I’d love to have one of these. Because I care about the environment, but more for those all-important traffic light drag races. Pulling off so fast I’ll be getting younger by the second. Oh yes, like my uncle Mike Naiker taught me.

Creme That Egg!

It’s all in the title. Now prepare to be totally amazed or horribly disappointed depending on how you read that title ;)

Creme That Egg is another Rube Goldberg machine that perform a simple task in a convoluted way.

Flash Game Friday: Gen

Man I feel ill. “Come for one drink” eventually resulted in me exiting the bar at 3 in the morning, along with the extremely “refreshed” Lucy Furr and some very cool people I had met earlier.

It’s like a squirrel nut-chomping orgy is going on in my head. As such, me efforts today will be limited to Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V. Today’s flash game is called Gen.

All of your precious spheres have been scattered far from the safety of the main sphere. It is up to you to gently guide them back.

To do this you must use your ability to attract the smaller spheres towards the rescue sphere. With a cluster of them in pursuit you must make sure they stay away from peril and reach their goal.

Play Gen at Kongregate.

Competition Winner: No Country For Old Men on Blu-ray!

Another Blu-ray competition has come to a close. To stand a chance of winning No Country For Old Men on Blu-ray, we asked you to tell us who in the film became the first Spanish actor to win an Oscar at the 80th Annual Academy Awards. The answer is Javier Bardem.

Once again we had a great response so thanks to everyone who entered. The List Randomizer has done its thing and given us a winner…

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T-Shirts for Hairy-Chested Men

I can’t say I’ve given many men more on the street than a cursory glance, never a full head-to-foot scan, unless you know, I’m going to rob them or something. But if I were to take more of an interest in male of the species, I’d have some compassion for the individuals with chests so hairy they don’t need jerseys in the winter.

With a hairless chest being the trendy fashion accessory at the moment, David Friedman at Ironic Sans wanted to create a clothing item that would help men accentuate the thick, luscious hair on their chests. He came up with this:

The T-Shirt for Hairy-Chested Men has strategic cutouts that allow a hairy chest to show through. How flippin’ cool is that?

BONUS: Do women like your body hair? AskMen.com has the answer.

The Big Picture: Mexico’s Drug War

In 2006, Mexican president Felipe Calderón declared war on drug cartels and committed government more resources to stop the violence and stem the flow of drugs. Since then, the government has made some gains, notably arresting “disposal expert” who dissolved over 300 victims for a Tijuana drug cartel. However, there have been heavy losses as well – gun battles, assassinations, and fights between rival cartels have resulted in over 9,500 deaths since December 2006 – over 5,300 killed last year alone.

Boston.com takes you through a series of photos (34 in total) of Mexico’s drug war on The Big Picture.

Twitter Police – Watcha Gonna Do?

With a ten-fold increase in traffic in the last 12 months, Twitter is taking the world by storm. Several million tweets are posted everyday, and there is bound to be irreverent users spoiling it for rest of the Twitterverse.

That is when the Twitter Police have to step in and bust some heads. A special branch of the force, this independent group fights against bad tweets. This is a day in their lives:

Found via The High Definite.

BONUS: How big is your Twitter e-Penis? Find out here.

Line Game: The Orange Edition

Being an orange can be a thankless life – having your insides squeezed out and put into a bottle can’t be a pleasant experience. And in Line Game: Orange Edition, one orange trail is sick of here and wants to go home. Using your mouse, guide the trail through fiendish caves, avoiding the walls and enemies as you head towards the exit.

Play it at Kongregate.

Space Invaders Street Art

Invader is a street artist who has visited cities around the world pasting up Atar-inspired Space Invader mosaics on monuments, streets, and stores. During such an “Invasion”, he creates a map to where each mosaic can be found and often provides photo evidence of the mosaic.

His project started in 1998 in the city of Paris (the most invaded city – see here) and since then it has spread to 35 other cities in the world, LA, London, Tokyo, Melbourne, and Mombasa to name a few.

See more images at space-invaders.com.

Me old China – again

I just couldn’t resist but I promise that this is my last China Bashing post for the week day. This pic looks suspiciously like it was taken near Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side. If it was, I’d hate to see the next pic in the series because g-d knows what would have happened  to the poor woman – almost everything available in Zimbabwe now comes from China (via South Africa mostly).

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