February 28, 2008
Man Builds Full Scale Mercedes F1 From 956,000 Matchsticks
Michael Arndt is a man of matchsticks. Over the course of six years, using 956,000 matchsticks, 1686 tubes of glue, and at least three different varieties of mustache, he built a full-scale replica of a McLaren 4/14 F1 car, at a cost of around 6000 Euros. The giant model takes up Arndt’s entire kitchen and probably his social life. It can be broken down into 45 parts for easy transport to various matchstick-builders conventions.
February 20, 2008
This photos are taken when Andre Agassi and the world No. 1, Roger Federer were shooting a commercial for Dubai Duty Free Men’s open. They were having friendly fight on the tennis court of Burj Al Arab in Dubai. You may notice a security mesh was preventing possible falls.
February 15, 2008
These pictures show the €1 million (£750,000) prototype, which can dive to a depth of 10m, in action off the coast of Florida.
It was the brainchild of concept car designer Frank Rinderknecht, 52, who said: “For three decades I have tried to imagine how it might be possible to build a car that can fly under water. Now we have made this dream come true.”
He added: “Everybody knows James Bond and the Esprit but it was always just fiction. We thought, ‘Let’s do something everybody knows but nobody has tried.'”
The team at his firm Rinspeed replaced the petrol engine with three electric motors, one to power the rear wheels and two for the specially designed propellers. They are capable of taking it to 75mph on land, a more sedate 4mph while cruising in “boat” mode and a positively tranquil 2mph while underwater.
The company also claims that the car is extremely “green” as well, as it is a zero-emission vehicle powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
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