Wrapping up the day here, it’s now time for some – you guessed it – Miscellaneous Thoughts.
14-year old boy drinks gasoline to be like Optimus Prime: A 14-year old boy in China drank gasoline for five years to obtain ‘special powers’ like his idols Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. The boy watched the animated TV series growing up and began drinking gasoline to become “valiant fighter” his father said. “He began to drink gasoline five years ago, when we found he liked smelling lighter fuel,” he said. Bad parenting or crazy kid? You decide – Shanghai Daily (via Gizmodo)
New GM to launch Cadillac fragrance line: I personally love the smell of gasoline and always wished that there was a cologne inspired by the smell of gas-stations. I guess this is the closest we’ll ever get it (alongside the Ferrari cologne). The new General Motors Company, fresh out of bankruptcy court, is planning a new fragrance line using its Cadillac brand. The fragrance for men does not smell like the interior of a new luxury car but more like a “mix of geranium, tarragon and cinnamon ““ plus sweet spice and incense.” – Star (via Jalopnik)
GM to sell the Chevrolet Volt on eBay: GM recently announced that it is talking to eBay about forming a new partnership to sell its cars on the famous auctioning site. Each unit of the Volt is likely to be built at a loss due to the amount of expensive technology. It is now reported that GM is looking to sell the upcoming plug-in hybrid on eBay hoping that it will make profit on some of the sales. GM-Volt
– By: Omar Rana