Saturday, May 17, 2008

Horsepower Takes on Original Meaning

So someone in Dubai took the horsepower thing a little too literally (or maybe they just dreamed of the good old days) and came up with this little invention. It actually does have a host of electronics in there, but they're all powered by the horse on the treadmill inside. It even has a battery that gets charged by the horse when he's feeling energetic, to make up for the times when he turns into a total lazy slob.

Although that's all well and good (although I'm a little worried that the whole going to the bathroom while on a treadmill may create a few issues...), what the world really needs is more of these hamster powered cars.....

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Killer Squirells!

This report on the BBC had me a bit worried, as we have a couple of regular squirrel visitors in the back yard on a daily basis. They once even ate through my hammock, so maybe this is the first stage, before they start killing other animals....