World’s Safest Electric Vehicle?

The iSAVE-SC1 vehicle has been dubbed as the ‘safest electric vehicle in the world’ by Humanix, the company responsible for developing it alongside Hiroshima University. It diverges from how cars are usually made, since the airbags are usually hidden in the wheel or dashboard of vehicles, and not ‘worn’ all over on the car’s exterior. Another thing that makes the iSAVE-SC1 different from most cars is that it only has three wheels instead of the usual four.” w/ photo + video

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Angry Pumpkin Birds?

A 12-year-old Angry Birds fan has taken his passion for the addictive gaming phenomenon to new heights by making his own version of the game using pumpkins as cannons. Sam Beards built his own real-life version of the game after spending hours playing the small-screen version, which is enjoyed by more than 12 million players around the world, on his iPod. The aim of the game is to fire Angry Birds out of sling shot to kill their mortal enemy – the pigs. But, instead of birds, the 12-year-old uses a ‘pumpkin cannon’ designed by his father to fire the orange fruits. The cannon uses compressed air to fire a pumpkin up to half a kilometer. ‘I like the game and my brothers and I thought it would good fun to take the idea from Angry Birds and put it into real life,’ said Sam… Mr Beards owns a farm in Barford, Warwickshire, and built the $698 cannon last Halloween as a customer attraction.” w/ photos + video

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Trunk Envy

“Ya know, we’re really not so different from elephants. We’ve both got great memory retention, we like ivory, and we both have big… trunks. So before you whip your trunk out and flash it at your neighbor, why not first imagine the conversation you and a talking elephant might have regarding your trunks?” — paperpeoplejokes

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Darth Vader CD Player

This is the CD player and AM/FM radio in the shape of Darth Vader’s helmet, adding a certain Imperial gravitas to even the lightest of tunes. The Sith Lord’s mask pivots upward, allowing CDs to be placed inside. The player’s integral speakers render clear sound without the slightest tremor in The Force, while convenient buttons and digital readout make it easier to operate than a TIE fighter. A telescopic antenna is located in the rear base, ideal for improving reception without marring the sinister aesthetic, and a program feature allows listeners to select the order of the songs on a CD. Includes a headphone jack and a line-in for amplifying audio from an external source, such as an MP3 player.” w/ photos

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