It was already an uncomfortable feeling, standing next to a custom motorcycle in the middle of a restaurant I didn’t know the name of, in a country I’d never been to, talking with a man I couldn’t understand. And then he fired the damn thing up.
Harry Houdini is alive, people. There's no other way to explain this car crash.
The Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was rocked by a series of gas explosions Friday morning, killing 25 people, injuring 267 others, toppling buildings and flipping vehicles over in the streets.
So. Many. Scooters. If you like motorized bikes, then Taipei is the place for you. Well, unless you hate traffic, that is.
"It's like you never pay attention to me," — this guy's girlfriend, probably.
You ever watch a professional airline pilot at work and think "Pfft, whatever, I could totally do that?" The answer is probably no, because sometimes you have to deal with super typhoons, and those are never fun.
Beware of falling rocks. Slippery roads. And in parts of Japan and Taiwan, mind the felines!
You ever see those signs that say something along the lines of "Watch Out for Falling Rocks" and you scoff and wonder who would care about a few pebbles? Yeah, this giant goddamn boulder that almost completely crushed a car in Taiwan is what that sign is talking about.
In the Summer of 2011, I was on a business trip to Taiwan and working in biotech, most of my time was spent visiting state-of-the-art DNA sequencing labs. Then one day in Taipei, we’re going to visit a customer - and the lab is on the first floor of a 30 year old US musclecar bumper factory! And even more oddly, both…
PRO TIP: Building your own raft out of junk you found on a beach in order to sail from one country to another is rarely a good idea, even if it worked in a movie you saw.
China and Japan's dispute over the Japanese purchase of the Diaoyu Islands has started massive protests, shut down factories, and has threatened $340 billion in annual trade. A photo even purportedly showed an Audi dealer wishing all Japanese were dead.
Here's a car passing by a large crane and somehow it gets caught by the crane's hook. What's amazing is how long it takes for the crane driver to notice he's lifted a car off the road.
Here we see the awkward moment when a kid tries to fake a car accident, only to find out that the car has a dashcam and recorded the whole thing.
"Guile's Theme" isn't the only thing that makes life better. So does the Super Mario Bros. theme, as evident by this video.
Here's the setup. The driver of a green Toyota, maneuvering through an alley in Taiwan, apparently pisses off two guys, one of whom jumps up on his hood and goes ro-sham-bo on his windshield. Call it alley rage, Taiwanese style.
Watch a forklift driver in Taiwan provide the answer to the riddle "How do you move a BMW 5-Series wagon across a construction zone without its wheels touching the ground?" Ultimate driving machine, meet ultimate parking enforcer. (Thanks Robert!) [e90post.com]
A 19-year-old drive in Taiwan claims a "strong wind" caused him to swerve his Volvo into a pack of seven students waiting at a red light. The video shows motorcyclists easily surviving the mysterious gust of wind waylaying the car.
Leave it to a mechanic named Wang to think of using parts from a public toilet to improve his Mercedes-Benz. Mr. Wang was planing to increase the performance of said car by ripping the heat sensor out of a public toilet and attaching it to the engine. He might have gotten away with it, too, had it not been for the…
And the Maximum Skoda Day madness rolls on with reports outta Taiwan that GM Daewoo partner Formosa Automobile will shortly be bailing on its deal with the world's largest automaker and its Korean subsidiary and strike up a match with none other than Skoda. Formosa plans to build and sell around rebadged 1.4L Fabias…