Category:
Transportation

Refrigerated Camels

Instead of using refrigerated trucks to deliver medical supplies to people who live in the deserts of Africa, inventors have built solar-powered refrigerators that can be carried by camels, and so the medicines are delivered via refrigerated camel.

Apparently it wasn't that easy to build a camel-carried refrigerator. It had to be lightweight, but also sturdy enough to survive the motion of being on the camel as well as the extreme desert conditions.

More info: ABC News, inhabitat.com



Posted By: Alex - Wed May 31, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Inventions, Medicine, Transportation, Africa

Slip Slidding Away 2: Slime Of The Snails

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The insects appear to be rising up against us by sabotaging the roadways! First the mayflies here and now snails sliming the Autobahn. Drive carefully or you may get bugged too!

Posted By: patty - Thu Jun 30, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Insects, Transportation

The Romance of Transportation in Canada

The Romance of Transportation in Canada by Colin Low, National Film Board of Canada




With so many USians threatening to move to Canada if the November Presidential election goes one way or another, I thought it would be handy to screen this comical but accurate cartoon to get such folks ready for their new citizenship.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 27, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Foreign Customs, Cartoons, Transportation, 1950s, North America

Battle Bike

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Original pic here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 23, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Destruction, Surrealism, Transportation, 1940s, Weapons

Car Vending Machine


Thousands of dollars to buy a car, hundreds more to travel to the location, picking up your new car from a vending machine priceless.

Posted By: patty - Sat Nov 14, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Retailing, Transportation

Problem on Interstate

Story reported by Iowa CBS affiliate KCCI last Friday. [via AdWeek]

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 18, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Journalism, Transportation

Slow Taxi

Need to get somewhere slow? The Turtle Taxi service, currently operating in Yokohama, promises to drive as slowly as possible. They'll even turn off the engine at red lights. The service is said to be popular with pregnant women, the elderly, and parents with sleeping children. [psfk.com]

Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 15, 2014 - Comments (10)
Category: Transportation, Asia

Bus artist

Denise Poole is "artist in residence" on the Bournemouth city buses. As she moves around the city, she sketches what she sees. Not a series of sketches, mind you. A day's journey results in one sketch. If it looks like a bunch of squiggly lines on paper to you, then perhaps you're a philistine who can't appreciate art. [BBC News Dorset]



Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 29, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Art, Transportation

Manhattan Super Terminal

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If only this gargantuan structure had actually been built! What a different world we would have inhabited....

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 04, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Engineering and Construction, Urban Life, Utopias and Dystopias, Transportation, 1930s

Make A Cardboard Bicycle for $9

This isn't at the mass production stage yet, but someday soon you may be able to ride your own cardboard bicycle.



Here's a link to the story:

http://gajitz.com/working-bike-made-of-recycled-cardboard-cost-just-9/

I like the cardboard seat demonstration, but I think I'd rather buy one for $60 than spend the time to make my own.

Posted By: gdanea - Wed Apr 17, 2013 - Comments (2)
Category: Transportation

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