Tuesday, 14 August 2007

"Oh, I see you've had your leg off"

Biker fails to notice missing leg - Courier Mail.

By itself, that headline is worthy of note, but then you read the actual article: "He felt excruciating pain, but did not notice that his right leg was missing until he stopped at the next junction, the paper quoted local police as saying."

Huh? Right leg, if the Japanese have their bikes set up as we do, is rear-wheel braking and, well, balance. Surely you'd notice something. Presumably he either doesn't use the rear brake a lot or didn't need to at that point. In fact, just cornering would reveal the loss of that foot anyway.

What was he on?

And did he fall over when he stopped?

Edit: Whoops, fixed the link.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Well, when you put it like that...

In 1964, Soichiro Honda insisted that all the marine engines produced by his company would be four-stroke on ecological reasons: "Because the water raises rice and the fishes live in the water, I don't want to contaminate it," he claimed.

Sounds so simple like that, doesn't it?

Dogs won't shit in their bed, why do we humans keep on doing it?

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