Thursday, May 17, 2012

JOKE: Two cannibals

Two cannibals captured a hapless missionary, cooked him to perfection, and sat down to dinner. To be fair, they decided that one would start at the head and eat down and the other would start at the feet and eat up; that way they'd meet in middle. After a few minutes, the top one asked, "How it's going down there?"

His friend replied, "I'm having a ball!"

"Slow down! You're eating too fast!"

VIDEO: I'll Bet You Can't Park Like This!

VIDEO: Wind-powered electric cars could be the answer to China's pollution woes


A Chinese farmer has invented a wind-powered electric car that he says could save his country from the pollution caused by its rapidly growing car market. An hour from Beijing, the dusty village of Banjiehe looks an unlikely place to produce scientific innovation.

Its rows of brick, utilitarian houses are surrounded by cornfields and fruit trees. But in a small tractor workshop, 55-year-old farmer Tang Zhenping has invented the prototype of a car that he believes could revolutionize China's auto industry. Mr Tang's model - built in just three months for around �1,000 - is electric.

Its engine uses scrap parts from a motorcycle and electric scooter, while its steering wheel, upholstery and headlights all come from a Chinese-made Xiali hatchback. But what makes the one-seater special is the turbine on its nose.

When the car reaches 40mph, the blades spring into action and begin generating pollution-free power. "It works just like a windmill," said Mr Tang, who claims the turbine gives his vehicle three times the battery life of other electric cars. The model has a top speed of 70mph.


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