Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Incredible Edible Race Car?

Sometimes, you just have to step back and think maybe the "Green" movement has passed beyond the realm of sanity: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota May 5, 2009

LONDON - Scientists unveiled on Tuesday what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers. Its makers hope the racer will go 145 mph and give manufacturers ideas about how to build more ecologically friendly vehicles.
The car runs on vegetable oils and chocolate waste that has been turned into biofuel. The steering wheel is made out of plant-based fibers derived from carrots and other root vegetables, and the seat is built of flax fibre and soybean oil foam. The body is also made of plant fibers.
I'm in favor of developing anything which can reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources. I just can't wrap my head around this one.

Imagine for a moment the sight and sound of a race car, at 145 mph, decomposing from the friction and leaving, in its wake, the aroma of singed carrots, flax and tofu, combined with the faint scent of scorched chocolate.

Hope the driver has a low-deductible health insurance plan. And who's gonna clean up the mess?

No, thanks. I'll Walk.
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