How China Built Some Of The World’s Most Versatile Vehicles Around A $150 Engine

Back in 2015, I visited China and found myself enamored by a vehicle so simple that it didn’t even have a hood to cover its single-cylinder diesel engine. That basic motor, which can be cranked by hand, is a part of what I later found to be one of the most incredible modular vehicle architectures I’d ever seen.

Finnish Economist Delivers Economic Outlook Report In The Most Finnish Way Possible: From Inside A Rally Car

The Finnish bank S-Bank, like many banks, employs economists to evaluate the current economic situation and try their best to extrapolate what may be coming next. They do this three times a year, when they release their Economic Outlook. Normally, these are pretty dry. But not this time. In order to inject a little…

Mixing Shitty And Good Tires Is A Bad Idea Which We Knew But Sure Is Fun To Watch

I suspect that most of you reading this are already aware, putting tires of dramatically differing qualities and grip on the same car is not a recipe for good handling. Just in case you’d like to see this demonstrated visually and dramatically, because why wouldn’t you, here’s a fun video that shows you, empirically,…

I'm Not Really Sure Why This Guy Walked Through A Car To Cross The Street But, Well, He Did

I’ll admit, I don’t know the full story here, but there’s a decent possibility that everything we need to know the story is right here. This happened on a street somewhere in Russia, and involved a crosswalk, a pedestrian, and an early 2000s Lexus RX. What you see is what happened: guy crosses the street through the…

Don't Forget That The Recent Russian Nuclear Accident Happened While Developing A Truly Insane Weapon

A few days ago, on August 8, there was an explosion on a barge in the White Sea near Nyonoksa, Russia. That explosion tragically killed seven people, nuclear engineers and technicians working on a project. The project was described as “an isotopic power source for a liquid engine installation,” but let’s be…

Here's A First Look At The New Non-Hybrid 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility In The Wild

Planning on starting your own police force? Sure you are, who isn’t? That means you’ll probably like to know how much a new non-hybrid Ford Police Interceptor Utility will run you, and I bet you’ll like to know what kind of MPG the non-hybrid version gets, since we’ve only heard numbers for the hybrid, so far. Well,…

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