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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 [...]

Land Speed Record Vehicles, Part 2: Jet Propulsion 1960s-1980s

“QUANTUM SHOT” #786 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Need for Speed: The Fastest Men On Earth & Their “Rocket” Vehicles, 1960s-1980s In Part One of our look at land speed record vehicles here at Dark Roasted Blend, we featured the pioneers who steadily pushed top speeds [...]

Flying car goes on sale

A two-seater flying automobile that can fly at speeds of up to 60mph is now on sale for over $1.5M. What makes the Aerocar particularly unusual is tha…

Presidents and Their Cars

Jason Torchinsky of Jalopink wrote ten statements about American Presidents and automobiles. Only five of them are true. Can you figure out which ones? Check out the answers at the link: 1. The first President to serve at a time when there was an American-built automobile was Thomas Jefferson. 2. The first car a President ever rode [...]

London to Sydney in just two hours ?

Michiel Mol and airline KLM are joining forces to develop a 13,750mph passenger spacecraft. With plans to begin operations within 15 to 20 years, the …

Approaching Wild Wolves

Wild wolves are typically evasive towards humans and can run away at speeds of up to 30 mph, but BBC Earth has released some tips on how you can befriend them. I wouldn’t say I’m suggesting anyone to approach One Eye the Wolf, but it is cute to see them lick BBC naturalist Steve Backshall.  [...]

Living with the Consequences: Safe Driving PSA

(Video Link) If you drive just 5 MPH slower, you can shave 100 feet off your stopping distance. But are you willing to accept the consequences of doing so? This funny PSA from The Midnight Show explains to you in blunt imagery the price you’ll have to pay for your thoughtful, careful driving. -via Joe Carter | [...]

Da’Plane, Da’Plane!

Let’s say there are two airplanes and they depart an airport at the same exact time, but take off via two different runways. The first flies at a bearing of N66ºW going 325mph. The second plane goes at S26ºW at 300mph. After 2 hours in the sky, approximately how far apart, in miles, will these two [...]

Man blames aliens for car chase

A man caught by police after doing 120mph claimed he was attempting to save his girlfriend from aliens. Richard Donald Blanscet was apprehended by pol…

Does Running Burn More Calories Than Walking?

Back in middle school, I was the lazy jerk who always walked the mile they made us run every so often in phys ed class. “C’mon, Riggs!” the (fat) coach would yell, “get out there and run! Burn some fat!” As it turns out, what I always suspected is true: I burned just about as [...]