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Vroom! Vroom! Jag runs on apples

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A Somerset farmer has converted his Jag so it runs on rotting apple fumes. Henry Hobhouse, 52, who lives near Castle Cary, packs two underground tanks full of apples and collects the methane gas produced as they rot.

The 3-litre XJ6 saloon now runs on methane and costs around 40p a litre. Henry says the 145mph car gains 10% in power by running on compressed methane and still returns around 28mpg.

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Smells good too? 

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February 2, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vroom! Vroom! Jag runs on apples

First hair wash for 26 years

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An 80-year-old Chinese man has washed his hair for the first time in 26 years. Shampoo had little effect on Luo Shiyuan’s matted 6ft long hair and 5ft beard so the whole family pitched in with washing powder, reports Chongqing Morning Papers.

In all, it took 12 people – including his son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and neighbours – five hours and three family bags of washing powder.

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Don’t you wonder how many little creatures were displaced by this washing? The mind boggles.

February 2, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments