This Woman Tried To Beat A Train And Almost Got Her Head Torn Off

It's time for another one of those PSAs that I can't believe I have to say but holy crap why do I have to say this: do not, under any circumstances, try to beat a train at a street crossing. Ever. Doesn't matter if you're on a car, bike, plane, foot. Don't do it. You could end up like this Dutch woman almost did. » 2/27/14 4:26pm 2/27/14 4:26pm

Witness The Awesome Power Of A World War II Sea Mine

There's a famous scene from the movie Hot Fuzz where the characters fear that an old sea mine will detonate, so they run about 20 feet and jump over a low wall. Lucky for them, it doesn't explode, but after seeing this World War II sea mine explode on the beaches of Katwijk Aan Zee, Netherlands, I think they'd be very, … » 2/01/14 11:03am 2/01/14 11:03am

Superbus: A Student-Built Next-Gen Luxury City Bus

Riding buses may be efficient, but Dutch students are building something they call "The Superbus" to fix some of the minor problems like smell, speed, and number of weirdos. It's an all-electric, carbon-fiber-and-aluminum missile carrying 23-passengers in luxury at 130MPH. » 3/19/10 12:00pm 3/19/10 12:00pm

Europe Fires Caminoization Salvo: 500SEpage, Silver Shadowamino!

The Murfreesboro Vanden Plaschero inspired a lot of discussion about the pros/cons of Americans hacking up fine European machinery in order to add pick-em-up truck beds. Don't forget, though, that Europe itself has a fine tradition of Caminoization stretching back for many decades. Take, for example, this pair of fine… » 4/11/08 8:00am 4/11/08 8:00am