Burger King wants to ensure that its customers in Germany are socially distancing themselves to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to promote this, they’ve debuted “social-distance crowns”. These are specially designed to keep customers exactly 6-feet apart as restaurants reopen dine-in service. Read more for a video of the new “Social Distancing Whopper” that goes along with these giant crowns.
Rocos, a robot operations software platform, has partnered with Boston Dynamics, a leader in mobile robotics, to enhance Spot’s existing capabilities. When combined with the Rocos platform, Spot can be managed from a remote location, with missions designed and edited on the fly. This enables sensor data to be collected on the mission and accessed by remote teams. Read more to see how it performs as a sheep herder.
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Reuben Bemrose, owner of R’s Garage in Wellington, New Zealand, acquired a Ferrari 456 GT, removed its V12 and replaced it with a Mazda-sourced 13B Wankel engine. He took it to a local car show where it won the Best Conversion award, but that also brought along some media attention, including Ferrari. Apparently, the Italian automaker wasn’t happy with what was done and sent a stern warning to Reuben. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Hästens Grand Vividus bed by artist and designer Ferris Rafauli just might be the world’s most expensive, at $390,000 USD. Architectural Digest recently toured Drake’s 50,000 square-foot mansion in Toronto, and readers couldn’t get over the luxurious-looking bed. Each one is a hand-made work of art, with its golden brass highlights and shagreen leather corners, all weighing in at half a ton. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Yes, Lake Hillier is a real saline lake on the edge of Middle Island off the south coast of Western Australia. What sets it apart from others is its pink color, which does not come from artificial coloring, but rather due to the presence of the organism Dunaliella salina. Unfortunately, this is not a place you want to be swimming, as air is the best mode of transportation for viewing the lake. Read more for a video and additional in formation.
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Sometime during 1990, Bizzarrini, an Italian automotive manufacturer, was involved in the design of a one-off supercar model. Based on Ferrari Testarossa components, the Bizzarrini BZ-2001 was born and is the true successor of the P538. The car you see above was the first one of a planned production run, but only one more car was completed. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Many are familiar with the BMW E32, or the second generation of the BMW 7 Series luxury cars produced from 1986 to 1994, but you probably haven’t seen one quite like this. This model replaced the E23 and was initially available with straight-six or V12 powerplants. One Russian auto enthusiast transplanted a GAZ-66 4×4 military truck chassis onto the 750i E32’s body, and called it the “Valkyrie 766”. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Australian finger lime, also known as citrus australasica, is basically a thorny understorey shrub or small tree of lowland subtropical rainforest in the coastal border region of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. These edible fruits produce what looks like caviar, and they are under development as a potential new commercial crop. Read more for a video and additional information.
Technically speaking, a safe is a secure lockable box used for storing valuable objects against theft and/or damage from fire. Modern versions are usually a hollow cuboid or cylinder, with one face being removable or hinged to form a door. However, back in the 1800s, things were a bit different as you’re about to see. This particular safe from France requires multiple keys and moving several ordered switches before the door pops open. Read more for a video and additional information.
Canadian couple Bill and Sandra transformed a VW Beetle into the Super Bugger. This vehicle is equal parts Volkswagen and camper that is great for road trips. Way back in the 1970s, a California-based company came up with the idea to convert the vehicle into a work of art, and thus the ‘Super Bugger’ was born. It was later sold for $6,000, and then Sandra inherited it after her father’s death, who bought the car back in the 80s. Read more for a video and additional information.