If only King Arthur had been driving a Highlander Hybrid, the quest for the Holy Grail mightn'tve ended so badly. And if the Knights Who Say Nii! could gaze upon the pure horticultural-industrial might of Toyota, they'd likely run away screaming. Apparently, Toyota has invented a new type of shrub, related to the Cherry Sage, that absorbs nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and other air pollutants much like its relative, but the new shrub dubbed the Kirsch Pink is 1.3 times more effective at scrubbing the air. Toyota plans to sell 10,000 a year. We're thinking they should be given away with tickets to Spamalot.
Toyota creates air-purifying shrub [The Japan Times]
Will Scrounge For Fuel: More on Cooking-Oil Cars [Internal]