The Power of Poop.

Posted in Best of, Biofuel, Bizarre, Engines, Fuel, Fuel Cell, General, Rants & Raves by MrAngry | November 14th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Poop Bike

It’s no surprise that you may think that toilets sell themselves. However dig a little deeper and you’ll realize that creating a great porcelain throne takes time, money and a great marketing budget. Japanese toilet maker Toto understands this and has recently come up with a pretty unconventional plan to get the word out about their newest products. You see there’s thinking outside the box, and then there’s thinking OUTSIDE the box, and in Toto’s case their box has three wheels and is powered by bio-fuel. Toto figures that by making this trike run on poop-powered bio-gas that they’ll not only raise awareness for renewable energy, but in the process, sell some fancy new toilet bowls. Company spokesman Kenji Fujita stated, “Although the seat of the bike is indeed a toilet, it is not for actual use.”

The fuel is produced by breaking down and fermenting a combination of household and livestock waste into a gas form, which is then stored in twin tanks on the back of the bike. Fujita also stated that, “At first when I saw the bike, I was taken aback. But after riding it, I found it quite interesting,” she said. “It doesn’t hurt at all and is actually quite comfortable to sit on.”

Hmm… interesting.


The Greatest Chase Scene In The History Of Film

Posted in Bizarre, Car Chase, FAIL / Funny, Funny Videos, Videos by Kurt Ernst | November 12th, 2011 | 7 Responses |

Quick: what’s the best chase scene ever shot? Is it from Bullitt? The French Connection? Ronin, perhaps?

Not even close: the best chase scene ever filmed comes from Bollywood, not Hollywood. When to comes to actions films, those made in India simply kick more ass than those filmed here. Their cars, for example, explode before impact, launching skyward in cheese-o-riffic fireballs. And since what goes up must come down, our hero has to dodge flaming wreckage from the sky, as well as carnage on the ground. Read More…

What Every WWII Vintage Truck Needs: A Jet Engine

Posted in Bizarre, Classic, Trucks, Videos by Kurt Ernst | November 10th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

If you’ve ever driven any kind of World War II vintage truck, you know this for certain: they may be rugged, and you may be able to fix them with pliers and duct tape, but no one would accuse them of being fast. That is unless you bolt a 3,400 horsepower jet engine to the bed of your 1942 GMC Blitz, in which case it will probably run the quarter mile in 11 seconds at 120 miles per hour, on its way to a top speed of 150. Read More…

Icon’s 1952 Chevy Proves That “Derelict” Can Be A Good Thing

Posted in Bizarre, Chevrolet, Cool Stuff, Design by Kurt Ernst | November 5th, 2011 | 1 Response |

The world needs more twisted geniuses like Jonathan Ward. His company, Icon, is best known for building restored and bulletproof Toyota Land Cruisers and Jeep CJs, but it also dabbles in the fine art of what Ward calls “derelicts.” The concept is simple: take an original but worn car, then throw the best parts you can at the chassis, motor and even interior. Read More…

Motor Powered Diwheel: A Vomit Comet For The Common Man

Posted in Bizarre, Cool Stuff, Hoonage, Rants & Raves, Videos by Kurt Ernst | November 2nd, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

When training for space flight, astronauts are subjected to a ride in an aircraft that (temporarily, at least) simulates the effects of zero gravity. Since the human body isn’t accustomed to rapid changes in g-forces and weightlessness, a common reaction is the rapid and spectacular voiding of one’s stomach contents. Hence, the aircraft used in training, regardless of the make and model, is dubbed the “Vomit Comet.” Read More…

A Skydiving, Bungee Jumping… Chevy Sonic?

Posted in Bizarre, Chevrolet, Videos by Kurt Ernst | October 28th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The fastest Chevy Sonic on the planet...

Call us Neanderthals, but we have no idea how dropping a new car out of a plane, or pushing it off a stack of shipping containers, helps sell cars. It’s the whole “adventure sports, Gen Y” angle that Chevy is going for, we suppose, so that means it doesn’t have to make sense as long as it’s cool to watch. The Sonic dropped from the airplane is surprisingly mesmerizing, and you can’t help but wonder what it would feel like to get hit by a car in free fall. Read More…

Motor-Skiing: I Wonder Why This Sport Never Took Off

Posted in Bizarre, FAIL, FAIL / Funny, Funny, Videos by Kurt Ernst | October 21st, 2011 | 2 Responses |

Dubbed as “The Most Dangerous Sport In The World,” motor-skiing was newsworthy enough in 1955 for someone to film this short but sensationalized video. The concept is simple enough: put a rope on a car or motorcycle, presumably equipped with studded snow tires, then have the driver navigate a race course at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Read More…

A 480 Horsepower… Bar Stool?

Posted in Bizarre, Engines, Videos by Kurt Ernst | October 21st, 2011 | 1 Response |

When it comes to motorized bar stools, I’d be the first to say that a small block Chevy is really all you need. The Australians clearly disagree, and the latest episode of “Add A Motor To It” features a big-block barstool, built by Kit Anderson. That’s a 454 cubic inch Chevy motor that Kit is sitting atop of, and in its current state of tune he estimates it’s good for around 480 horsepower. It’ll tow 2,000 pounds as well, which probably comes in handy when your friends’ barstools break down. Read More…

More Proof That Australians Are Insane – A V-8 Kei Car

Posted in Bizarre, Burnouts, Cool Stuff, Hoonage, Videos by Kurt Ernst | October 20th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The Suzuki Mighty Boy was, by all rational descriptions, an utterly forgettable car. Considered a “kei car,” or light automobile, the Mighty Boy could best be described as an Isuzu Amigo, rendered in 1/2 scale. It was underpowered as well as being tiny, and most made do with a 543cc engine, good for around 25 horsepower. What they lacked in power or functionality, the Mighty Boys made up for with a low price, and the Mighty Boy had the dubious distinction of being the cheapest automobile in Australia from 1985 to 1998. Read More…

Formula 1 Comes To Kashmir

Posted in Bizarre, Formula 1, Videos by Kurt Ernst | October 19th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

This year marks the debut of F1 in India, so Red Bull is pulling out all the stops to promote both the sport and the new venue. What better way to earn bragging rights than to run the Red Bull F1 car on the highest drivable road in the world, located in the northern Indian state of Kashmir? Read More…