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Old March 11th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #19581
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A potential candidate for the Ig-nobel prize for renovable energy
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Old March 11th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #19582
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Russians must be so envious at this guy.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #19583
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Didn't they do something similar at TopGear?
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Old March 11th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #19584
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There was similar thing in Serbia some 10-15 years ago:



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Old March 11th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #19585
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Old March 12th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #19586
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A potential candidate for the Ig-nobel prize for renovable energy
He probably comes from Ig.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 01:01 AM   #19587
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Old March 12th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #19588
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There was similar thing in Serbia some 10-15 years ago:
Vehicles run on wood gas were rather common during the WWII, when there was lack on gasoline.

It has been estimated that there were 150,000+ such vehicles in Germany in 1942. In Finland, gasoline was not available to public at all. Therefore, about 25,000 vehicles were converted to wood gas driven ones by 1944. Some sources show higher figures, even 40,000+



The wood gas equipment were heavy (even 300 kg), and the energy content of wood is low (about 2.5 kg wood was equal to 1 liter gasoline), and the loss of power was about 60%. Therefore, the range of such vehicles was rather limited. The equipment needed a lot of maintenance. Therefore, the wood gas vehicles vanished rather quickly as soon as gasoline became freely available in 1949.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #19589
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Talking about VW Beetles, those guys, back in 1964 managed to cross the Messina strait with a converted one:
http://www.sambabug.it/forum/viewtopic.php?t=602
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Old March 13th, 2013, 12:07 AM   #19590
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Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil
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very good video
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Old March 13th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #19591
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Meanwhile in America:
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Old March 13th, 2013, 12:44 AM   #19592
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Meanwhile in Greece
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Old March 13th, 2013, 12:54 AM   #19593
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Is the last pic from Samos by any chance?
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Old March 13th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #19594
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Look how nice and shiny are the roadmarkings !
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Old March 13th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #19595
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Today I saw a Dacia Duster. But instead it said Dacia Disaster.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #19596
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Old March 13th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #19597
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Habemus Papam!
Jorge Mario Bergoglio - Franciscus, from Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Old March 13th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #19598
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I even saw the only Slovenian cardinal next to him.
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At first sight our new pope (I'm catholic, so I can say 'our') seems to be a nice man. He's form Argentina and took the name of Francis (by St. Francis of Assisi), and both shows that the church will under his lead care more for poor people.
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Meanwhile in Paranoia Central (China)......

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Coca-Cola is being investigated by Chinese authorities for using satellite navigation to deliver their drinks.

Commercial sat navs using the US-made Global Positioning System (GPS) are restricted in China as the country keeps tight control on who has access to maps.

The only satellite navigation systems allowed to be sold use maps that are approved by the government.

It is not known if Coca-Cola is being investigated for using vehicle-mounted systems, similar to those made by Garmin or Tom Tom, or hand-held devices that merely give a user's exact position.
http://news.sky.com/story/1064514/co...es-sat-nav-use
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