There might be certain drawbacks to being a dustman in Russian winter but these two garbage collectors surely are making the best of it. Just hold on tight and surf! Maybe their American colleauges could learn a thing or two to get through the current spell of arctic cold.
How cool is that?!
A Canadian company came up with the coolest test ever to show that their car batteries can withstand minus 40 °F (-40 °C) – easily. So they not only froze the battery but put it into a truck made out of ice. Question is: how chilled is the driver of this icy vehicle?!
Better late than never.
The newly elected mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, wants to outlaw the horse-drawn carriages around Central Park. Because they are “not human and not appropriate for the year 2014”, he wants to replace them with electric cars in the design of 1910s’ touring cars.
Extra topping for roads.
The state of Wisconsin, also known as America‘s Dairyland, has yet found another use for its cheese. Left-over brine is now utilised to de-ice the streets in winter. Apparently, the salty brine of Mozzarella spiced with a bit of traditional rock salt has proven most efficient so far. Based on the motto: One for your pizza and one for the road.
nytimes.com, bcove.me (Video)
Serving it piping-hot.
Some things defy an explanation and many of those can be found on YouTube. We might never learn why this guy decided to burnout his bike in (hopefully) his own kitchen, but one thing is certain: this would have never happened with an electric motorbike.