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China Taxi Driving

  Some drivers in China… Riding a Taxi in Chian can be hazardous, but so is walking. This driver does some risky driving but gets away with it. It’s amazing that some people say, “no it’s not like this”… but then video like this appears and I’m sure he does it all day long.     Also the last video is one I shot, actor/director Daniel Wu does some translating about the reversing in traffic on a freeway. Yes, this happens. [youtube]yBZXfvqu-Tc[/youtube]

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Drive Like Wong

With a face like his, he could be any of our relatives. Yet, he’s a hot up and coming racer who isn’t just in one league of racing. He’s got from F1 to NASCAR and is currently just one level from the household names. It helps that is dad is the team owner. (Daily Pilot – Brian Wong)

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The Mars Rover – El Mirage Dry Lake Bed

That’s the Mazda 2 that’s been on loan to me to drive for a week. I took it on an adventure. The story is below. At the very end, are some thoughts about the car. It didn’t quite fit into this tale, so I left it separate. I may squeeze in another adventure soon!   It’s as if I landed on Mars. Just one and a half hours outside of Los Angeles, a world of satellite towns emerges straight out from a David Lynch movie. Drivers not seeing the arches of McDonalds or a chain mini mart gas station pass through in a hurry. There’s nothing to see except buildings from decades past repainted over and over into struggling local shops...

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QuickShot: Straight Outta Akihabara: Water-cool Your A** in Japanese Traffic

First, there was Super Cool Biz. Then, there was the USB-charged tie fan, and the puffy jacket with the built-in fans. And for our next story on staying cool during Japan’s setsuden summer, we bring you the super water-cooling backside pad! Yes, according to the short report at the link, this pad and water-circulation combination works pretty much like the water-cooling system in a personal computer. Code-named the Ass Water Cooler, this device has apparently been designed to  keep irate drivers cool in major Japanese urban areas like Tokyo and Osaka where summer traffic jams can reach legendary proportions. You can pretty much dope out how the system works by looking at the promotional image we obtained. Pretty “cool” idea,...

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