Archive for ‘transport’

April 24, 2018

Hold on Tight

by duncanr

you need nerves of steel to drive along the Besisahar-Chamé Road in the Manang District of Nepal at the best of times, but even more so during the rainy season when waterfalls cascade over the road . . .

February 27, 2018

The Jeep Wrangler “Stormtrooper” edition is the safest vehicle on the road

by allthoughtswork

The Jeep Wrangler "Stormtrooper" edition has to be the safest car on the market. You’re guaranteed not to hit anything

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You’re guaranteed not to hit anything.

January 3, 2018

Look before you Leap

by duncanr

this compilation of footage taken from the driver’s cab of a tram shows what happens when folk ignore the old adage

October 18, 2017

Wind Power Propulsion

by duncanr

in January – a year ahead of schedule – the dutch abandoned the use of fossil fuel to power the country’s trains, choosing to run them using wind energy instead

click link to watch video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0xR0hKuIk

January 11, 2017

Close Shave on German Train

by duncanr

let's talk this over, eh ?

let’s talk this over, eh ?

hard to know who was the more surprised – the woman who found a naked man brandishing a kitchen knife when she entered the loo on a german train or the man pruning his bush when she burst in on him – http://tinyurl.com/zvo8wca

August 20, 2015

The Bus

by duncanr

Edmonton Transit System (ETS) would like folk to ride their ‘cool’ buses

April 15, 2014

Airline Tweets Porn Pic to Customer

by duncanr

One of the stories grabbing the headlines yesterday was that of a 14 yr old girl posting a stupid tweet to American Airlines – http://tinyurl.com/pblow38

Today, it is another inappropriate tweet that is making the news – this one sent by U.S. Airways customer service to a woman complaining about the late departure of her flight – http://tinyurl.com/ltb2mx7

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P.S. and for those who want to see the unedited VERY GRAPHIC NSFW pic – click here

February 8, 2014

Don’t Blame the Road

by duncanr

As Mahlakeng Mahlakeng, public safety portfolio committee chairman of the North West province in South Africa, was being interviewed by SABC television news about the state of the Lichtenburg-Koster road which is notorious for accidents, this happened (Arbroath)

Ironic?

I don’t think so. [That road looks bloody good compared to the pot-holed roads here in Brum following weeks of rain]

This particular accident had nothing to do with the road and everything to do with the idiot driver of the front car driving way too fast when towing the one behind !

January 31, 2014

Cycle Safety Ad Banned

by duncanr

royalty-free-vector-of-a-black-and-white-cyclist-logo-by-seamartini-graphics-8713_150A video produced by Cycling Scotland as part of a campaign to promote better awareness amongst drivers of the need to give cyclists more consideration on the roads has been banned

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled the ad can not be shown on TV again after 5 viewers complained

Why?

Watch the video and see if . . .

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October 17, 2013

Fast Food Fail

by duncanr

jumpjoy-wormA passenger aboard an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi was left feeling a little Sikh on discovering worms in his sandwich

One would have thought the airline might try to curry favour with the passenger by responding quickly, and positively, to his complaint but he had to wait two weeks before anyone got back to him

Full story here – http://tinyurl.com/pc96k5n