The story of the mechanic trying to fix his Mercedes with stolen urinal parts got us thinking about some of the more inspired repairs we've attempted to make in our days. Just the other day we were driving the girlfriend's Civic when we noticed a strange putty where the driver's side vanity mirror once resided. After some investigation it was pretty clear it was, at one point, spearmint gum. While this solution worked in Houston where the temperature assured a certain level of stickiness, the cold midwestern nights had rendered the gum useless as an adhesive.

All in all, that's a pretty minor attempt at making a repair. We're sure the tinkering types around here can top that.