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Weird News [Jun. 11th, 2010|12:14 pm]
Someone built a solar-powered shrub 'car'.

This is sort of an electric gokart... built inside a shrub... with solar panels. I'm not sure I totally grasp the purpose for this other than to completely break the brain of anyone who sees this cruising down the road.

And I thought I had weird hobbies!

[User Picture]From: gilmorelion
2010-06-11 08:48 pm (UTC)
*John Cleese voice*
"Mr. Bradsaw has definitely figured out how "not to be seen". He has, however, chosen a very obvious hiding place."

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-06-11 09:59 pm (UTC)
*laugh* Aha! Excellent.
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[User Picture]From: orv
2010-06-11 10:07 pm (UTC)
My mind immediately went there, too. :>
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2010-06-11 09:36 pm (UTC)
The purpose? It's so you can discretely get from point A to B without being noticed.
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[User Picture]From: orv
2010-06-11 10:07 pm (UTC)
Of course! It's a less labor intensive version of the "pick up the shrub and walk with it" method used so successfully in countless cartoons.
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2010-06-11 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, because nobody ever notices walking shrubs, but walking people stand right out!
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[User Picture]From: orv
2010-06-11 10:20 pm (UTC)
You know, this would go great with some kind of automatic lawnmower technology. Sort of a Roomba for your yard. You'd have this shrub that gradually moved around trimming the grass.
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2010-06-12 01:57 am (UTC)
Holy FSM that is *fantastic*. I want a lawn so I can have one. :D
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2010-06-12 12:13 am (UTC)

Reminded me of this.
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[User Picture]From: sabercat
2010-06-12 12:31 am (UTC)

You DO have weird hobbies!

I fully expect a Rat-mobile version made out of faux-fur at some point. Complete with whisker wipers.
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[User Picture]From: captpackrat
2010-06-12 05:19 am (UTC)
They need to mount mower blades on the underside. Then it could mow the lawn while the shrub drives around. Now THAT would break some brains.
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[User Picture]From: crosscheck_fox
2010-06-12 06:29 am (UTC)
It's clearly the new Outty(doorsy) TT!

(Topiary Turbo!)
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2010-06-12 05:04 pm (UTC)
Well, it certainly allows the triffids to get around town easier.
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[User Picture]From: thump
2010-06-12 05:57 pm (UTC)
Hahaha that is awesome!

I suppose that's one way to get people to tell you that you have a nice bush.
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