But aside from the very minor issues, the book is wonderful. Hawley’s prose is entertaining, and his ability to digest a complex story is great. I don’t know if this would be one of those books that just anyone would go out of their way to read, but it’s fascinating for anyone who cares about racing. This push to develop faster cars impacted racing across the board. I loved it, and I’m honestly already looking forward to reading it again. … [Read more...] about Surplus Jet Engines And Other Stories From The Deadly American Battle For The Land Speed Record
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Jokes aside, the Centodieci’s spec claims are as outrageous as is asking price. The 16-cylinder engine supposedly makes 1,600 horsepower. 1,600 horsepower. Bugatti promises all that energy translates to a 0 to 124 mph sprint in 6.1 seconds. Top speed’s posted at 236 mph, and the only thing keeping it that low is an electronic limiter. … [Read more...] about Why Buy A Bugatti Centodieci When You Can Have This F-16 Fighter Jet For Less?
Brad, while there is certainly no shame in rocking a 2006 Corolla, there is also nothing wrong with treating yourself to a bit of an upgrade. The key is to find the balance between something that is “nice” but still fits your lifestyle. Given that most of these high-rollers are showing up in expensive domestics, I don’t think you need some well-depreciated and out of warranty European ride to blend in. In fact, I don’t feel you need a traditional “luxury car” at all, just something that looks a bit newer and has a bit of an “upscale” look. … [Read more...] about I Fly Private Jets And I Need A Car That Blends In With High Rollers For $30,000! What Should I Buy?
This weekend and into this week, the Prairies were shaken to their very core by three hockey men saying they didn’t really like going to Winnipeg on road trips because it’s dark (it is dark), it’s cold (it is cold), and the hotel wi-fi is substandard (unresolved). The Jets mostly declined official comment on the Sharks’ disparagement of the Gateway to the West, but the CBC did bring out a chamber of commerce-type who dropped some almanac-based truthbombs, pointing out that while Winnipeg is indeed cold, other cities are too. … [Read more...] about The Winnipeg Kerfluffle Has Reached Dangerously Canadian Levels
“Individual jellyfish swim using pulsed jets, and previous work has shown that this is an efficient means of moving through the water,” noted Sutherland in a release. “One disadvantage is that pulsed-jetters like jellyfish speed up and slow down with each pulse. Colonial animals with multiple jets — like salps and siphonophores — can time their jets so a whole colony moves at a constant speed.” … [Read more...] about These Jelly-Like Critters Form Serpentine Chains to Become Incredible Swimmers
Disney’s recent spate of mostly been garbage—hollow regurgitations that ride on little more than nostalgia. That may change with next year’s Mulan, its upcoming riff on the 1998 animated film about a Chinese woman who goes undercover as a man in the Imperial Army. As we notedthe film’s first teaser, Niki Caro’s vision isn’t content to replicate the original—there are … [Read more...] about Mulan