Tag Archives: Offbeat
Engineering student creates drivable Bird Buggy for his parrot

Video: Engineering student creates drivable Bird Buggy for his parrot

While it’s unclear exactly why an animal with the ability to fly would need a vehicle to get around, University of Florida engineering student Andrew Gray constructed what he calls a Bird Buggy for his African Grey parrot. The device is computer controlled and is operated with a joy stick for the parrot, named Pepper, […]

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The Stig Book

Video: Top Gear reveals the secret life of The Stig with new book, Stig not happy

Famed among automotive enthusiasts, The Stig is the mysterious white-suited racer that tears up the track on the T.V. show Top Gear (in case you didn’t already know). His secret identity is part of his identity, so much so that host Jeremy Clarkson introduces him every episode with a “some say” tagline, revealing a new […]

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World Record for Tightest Parallel Park

Video: Stuntman breaks world record for Tightest Parallel Park with Volkswagen Up

German stunt-driver Ronny Wechselberger – aka Ronny C’ Rock – has successfully smashed the world record for the tightest parallel park between two other vehicles with just 5.51 inch of spare space. Wechselberger was able to drift a 11 foot 7.3 7 inch Volkswagen UP between two other Ups by sliding the car into a […]

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DeLorean DMC-12 NYC taxi cab concept Front View

Advertising firm creates DeLorean DMC-12 NYC taxi cab concept for client

To generate buzz around the New York-based fashion brand Nooka, which is known for its futuristic design, advertising firm and designer Mike Lubrano wants to create a DeLorean DMC-12 taxi cab that looks just like the vehicle out of the ‘Back to the Future’ films. So far these images are just a concept of what […]

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Mini Cooper 28

Video: 28 women cram into a Mini to set Guinness world record

It seems like some group of people out there are always trying to break the record of how many individuals can fit into a Mini Cooper. Recently, a team of gym members from East Sussex broke not one, but two Guinness World Records world records for the number of people inside both a classic Mini […]

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BMW Bobsled

BMW working on two-man bobsled for Team USA for 2014 Olympic Winter Games

After being a huge sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics, BMW is getting more involved with the Olympic games. The company announced that it is developing a new two-man bobsled for use by Team USA in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. In collaboration with USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation (USBSF), BMW aims to leverage […]

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Jeep Cherokee Stuck

Video: Smugglers from Mexico fail an attempt to hop border in Jeep Cherokee

U.S. border patrol agents came up on a couple of suspected smugglers recently trying a whole new scheme to get across the border. The pair were attempting to drive an older model Jeep Cherokee over the border fence using a makeshift ramp on either side, but failed miserably when the SUV got stuck at the […]

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Porsche Logo

Video: See how far Porsche will go in keeping the value of its old emblems

Protecting your brand and preserving its value is very important to creating an everlasting impression on your customers. Porsche makes no mistake on protecting its symbol and its badge. The sports car maker has released an interesting statement along with a video that shows how far they go in protecting their logo.

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Netherlands Smart Highway 4

Video: Netherlands to get glow-in-the-dark highways starting next year

Here’s something that makes you wonder why they haven’t figured this out before. Designer Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure presented the first prototypes of the ‘Smart Highway’ during the Dutch Design Week. The Smart Highway is basically a glow-in-the-dark roads using dynamic paint, interactive light, induction priority and wind light. “Using the latest techniques, they are […]

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Chevrolet Disney Automotive Design 6

Chevy and Disney team up to create automotive design experience at Walt Disney World

Chevrolet designers and Walt Disney Imagineers have teamed up to give Walt Disney World Resort guests a look inside a professional design studio creating a first-of-its-kind multi-sensory virtual experience in automotive design with a new test track. The two teams put together the experience in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “At Chevrolet, the diversity of talent […]

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