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A Snort History

The takeaway message? Drinking and driving is an eternal fun recreation of humanity, encoded in the genome of the species, and will never cease.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 22, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: History, Motor Vehicles, PSA's, Alcohol

World’s Fastest Lawnmower

Clocked at 116 mph. Although I think a more relevant test would be how fast it can go while simultaneously cutting grass. More info at

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Apr 21, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Motor Vehicles, World Records

Motorized Skates

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 19, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Eccentrics, Motor Vehicles, Chindogu, 1960's

Jenga For The Big Boys

Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Apr 16, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Motor Vehicles

The Origin of Crash Test Dummies

Not the musical group.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 05, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Motor Vehicles, PSA's, Puppets and Automatons, 1960's

The SkiBee

Invented by Detroit resident Donald Steeg, circa 1970. The SkiBee had an eight-horsepower engine with a 24-inch propellor that served as a propulsion unit for motorized skiing. Anyone who was willing to wear this thing on their back, could enjoy skiing without having to find a slope to go down. During the summer, it could also be used as an outboard motor on a boat.

[Hutchinson News - Feb 6, 1970]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Dec 26, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Inventions, Motor Vehicles, Sports, 1970's

The Snowmobile Song

It's the start of that glorious season when snowmobilers intersect barbed wire, plunge off cliffs, and crack thin ice over bottomless lakes.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 09, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Music, Seasonal

Something for Nothing

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 01, 2013 | Comments (0)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Rube Goldberg Devices, 1940's

Hot Rod Hootenanny

Surely any band named "The Weirdos" deserves a place on WU.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 22, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Music, 1960's
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