It's Dangerous And Terrible But I Sort Of Respect The Kook Who Built His Shitty Boat Trailer With Duct Tape And Pallets

A Canadian driver was pulled over yesterday and hit with over $,1500 U.S. in fines when it was discovered that the trailer being used to haul his pretty large sailboat was made from old pallets, duct tape, and, presumably, some industrial-grade hope. Oh, also, the builder was careful to include no brakes.

The U.S. Cargo Ship Rushing To Beat Soybean Tariff Didn't Make It In Time

“We aren’t going to make it Captain,” a young sailor worriedly shouts at his boss as he bursts into the bridge. The Captain furrows his brow and pushes a lever forward on the console. If he pulls it off, he’s a hero. He’ll surely be promoted. It’s all down to this one delivery, getting his soy bean cargo to port in…

It's Officially Too Hot Out When Even The Damn Bridge Needs Cooling Off (Updated)

The northeastern United States experienced some near-record high temperatures this past weekend. These extreme temperatures not only affected how people spent their time outdoors (see also: didn’t), but also the infrastructure. That’s when you know it’s officially Too Damn Hot Out. Clarification: The heat affects how…

How One Recalled SUV Destroyed $45 Million In Cars, Burned A Massive Ship, And Sparked A Legal Battle Between Ford And BMW

Mary didn’t know anything was wrong with her old Ford SUV when it was loaded onto a container ship in Europe in mid-2015. But she found out the hard way when it caught fire below deck, taking $45 million worth of other cars with it, causing another $55 million in damage to the vessel and its cargo, and sparking a…

You Could Once Buy A Volkswagen-Powered Boat From Your Volkswagen Dealer

I’m sure most of you know that old Volkswagen Beetles would float, at least for an hour or so, but what about the discriminating buyer that wanted to spend a lot of time in the water? Did Volkswagen ever offer any solutions to those wet customers? I’m happy to say, yes, sort of, they did! Once, my friends, you could…