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The Banana Car

Redditor tkw97 spotted this engineering marvel in downtown Raleigh. What is it? It’s the Big Banana Car! Steve Braithwaite built this delicious custom car which, sadly, cannot be split in half and filled with ice cream. You can view more pictures and videos at the link. Link -via reddit

Stolen Car Contained 300-pound Pig

A Nissan Cube was stolen in Youngstown, Ohio. The car, wrecked and abandoned, was recovered by police with Penelope the 300-pound pot-bellied pig still in the backseat. Crews towed the vehicle with Penelope inside. They left her in the vehicle until her owner could be reached. “I opened the door and when I looked in the back [...]

Why the Monopoly Playing Pieces Are What They Are

By 1935, the game of Monopoly–including the name–had formed. Two years later, Parker Brothers included die-cast metal player pieces, including a car, a top hat, an iron, a shoe and a thimble, in Monopoly sets. Why? Eddie Deezen asked John Chaneski, an expert on board games: When Monopoly was first created in the early 1930s, there were [...]

Mobile Office

A man in Saarbrucken, Germany was pulled over for doing 130kph (about 80mph) in a 100kph (62mph) zone. When police approached his car, they discovered that the 35-year-old motorist had turned his car into a mobile office- equipped with laptop, printer, two phones, sat-nav, and a GPS signal receiver with a wide-screen. You can see [...]

Heated Bicycle Lanes

Driving a car in snow and ice is dangerous enough. But when you get down to just two wheels and you run the risk of skidding and hitting a car, you’re facing serious danger. That’s why the Netherlands is considering heating bike lanes with underground pipes: In this report from the Netherlands De Telegraaf news site, the Dutch Cyclists Union [...]

The Tatra T87: Streamlined, Fast and Mostly Unknown

“QUANTUM SHOT” #800 Link – article by Mike Gulett Designed to resemble the German Graf Zeppelin dirigibles We wrote about Tatra’s streamlined cars before (also see other aerodynamically shaped cars in our older article). We received quite a good response, asking us to continue this series. Today we feature The [...]

The Missing Links: Internet-Use Disorder

Tim Burton GIFs Galore Jack Skellington, Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, Pee-wee, Ichabod Crane and a slew of other characters from Burton’s iconic catalog, captured in moving pictures. * Thinking Back On That Place Where Everybody Knew Your Name The creators of Cheers participated in this fantastic oral history of the show. * Is Steve Jobs Still Alive? [...]

Bud, The First Dog to Ride Across America In A Car

These days, plenty of people take their dogs with them when they drive across the country, but there was a time when taking a car across the U.S. was a big deal for humans -let alone a dog. That’s why Bud became such big news when he rode across the nation with Horatio Nelson Jackson [...]

Put an iPhone Dock in Your Ashtray

If your car is fairly new, it probably doesn’t have an ashtray. But if it does and you don’t smoke, you can use that handy space to dock and charge your iPhone or other gadget. You’ll find tips for doing just that at Jalopnik. Link -via Boing Boing

Sky Garage

Problem: You want to be close to your Ferrari and don’t want to leave it at a cold and lonely garage in the basement, but you live in a high-rise apartment. Solution: A car lift that brings you car straight into your [...]