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Battery powered MP3 player

Is your MP3 player battery always running down? Take a tip from this man. He’s got the problem solved.

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March 20, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Battery powered MP3 player

World’s slowest robot — steam powered though

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Funeral procession breathalysed

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Police have been criticised in Holland after officers halted a funeral procession to carry out breathalyser tests. The mourners had just left the church in Enschede and were on their way to the cemetery in Usselo.

The hearse and the four following cars were allowed to drive on. But ten cars driven by family and friends were pulled over and many arrived too late to attend the burial.

“I find it very strange that people taking part in a funeral procession were pulled over to be breathalysed,” said council member Jurgen Van Houdt. “The police could have waited until after the funeral.”

The police declined to comment.

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Howto: Lower your BMW in seconds

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How to lower a BMW in just seconds: Drop a huge concrete slab on it.

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March 20, 2007 Posted by | Cars | Comments Off on Howto: Lower your BMW in seconds

Aptly named boat

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World’s Smallest Horse raising money for kids

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At just a hair over 17 inches tall, the miniature horse is more inclined to walk under fences than jump them. And her owners have sheltered the mare from ever gaining “circus-sideshow” or “one-trick-pony” status. As the world’s smallest horse, 5-year-old Thumbelina, weighing in at 57 pounds, has a bigger mission: to raise $1 million for children’s charities this year…

“When kids meet her in person, they want to talk to her and know what she likes and dislikes,” Goessling said. “It’s amazing because she is so loving with people. She craves attention.”

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Pill to stop an ill wind

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German scientists have developed a pill that stops cattle breaking wind.

Methane emissions from cattle are responsible for 4% of harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and any reduction would be a major contribution to reducing global warming. Scientists at the University of Hohenheim in Germany say they have now tested a pill which in combination with a special diet and strict feeding times should make cattle less harmful to the climate.

The pill, which is still being tested, breaks down the methane in the cow’s stomachs, and also has health benefits for the cattle. Winfried Drocher, head of the faculty for animal nutrition at the university, said: “It will make this energy available for the cows metabolism. The cattle can use the methane to produce glucose instead of just passing it out and it will enable them to produce more milk.”

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There is one wee problem, though. The current “pill” is the size of your closed fist. 

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