Honda created this 308 pound monster with their title winning British Touring Car Championship partner, Team Dynamics. They took the body of one of their HF2620 Lawn Tractors and stuffed it with the 1000cc engine from a VTR Firestorm motorcycle. With 109 horsepower and geared to have a top speed of 130 mph. In testing they’ve pushed it up to 100mph, though we’re assured it can do better. The best part? It still cuts grass, thanks to two electric motors, it can cut grass at around 15mph. They call it the Mean Mower. Watch the video of it in action after more.
Lego Building Brick Slippers from thinkgeek. "One of the dangers of being (or living with) a construction bricks enthusiast is the chance of stepping on a brick with bare feet. That is a world of pain that is only rivaled by stepping barefooted on a wayward d4 or Looney pyramid at a gamers house. Ow, ow, ow."
The Children’s Guide To Natural History by UK-based illustrator Andy Ward. Jump more see images. Cute! "Animals Of Africa, Amazonia, and the Arctic circle are covered in this series. 16 animals specific to each region illustrated with character and named for your learning pleasure."
The Black Terra, a long charcoal black hot dog from Japan's Tokyo. The Black Terra Hot-Dog is one of the most popular fast-food delicacies sold in the Akihabara district of Tokyo. It’s over 30 cm long and it’s colored with an “edible bamboo charcoal powder.” Cool?
The American Helicopter Society has officially declared AeroVelo winner of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. The AHS Sikorsky competition began in 1980, and the prize was destined for anyone able to stay at least 10 feet in the air for at least 60 seconds within a 30' x 30' space using a flying machine powered solely by a single human. No team has ever managed to meet all of the requirements — until now. AeroVelo Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter captured the long standing AHS Sikorsky Prize with a flight lasting 64.1 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3.3 metres. Canadian Todd Reichert and his team have just been awarded $250,000 and the honor of building something that really worked. Reichert said: "This isn't something that you’re going to commute to work in any time soon, but it’s an exercise in really pushing the limits on what’s physically possible, and what you can do with lightweight materials and really creative design. Winning this competition really is a catalyst to keep doing the things we love. Our goal is to take on projects that really inspire people to follow big dreams.”
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