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The GPS Prank

Technology never ceases to amaze… and insult.

Va Va Voom

Drivers test-drive the Renault Clio, igniting plenty of excitement in this clever, if somewhat fanciful, ad. H/T Blazing Cat Fur

Danish Topless Warn Speeders

Denmark has hit on an innovative idea to cut down on speeding motorists. Topless women holding speed limit signs have been dispatched to some of the major thoroughfares leading into Copenhagen. If the women spot a speeder, they don’t issue a ticket, but instead use their double-barreled assets to point out the proper speed.

Left Vs. Right

Why do motorists in some countries drive on the left-hand side of the road, while motorists in other countries drive on the right? H/T MinuteEarth

I’ll Park That Car!

A woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, burned off more than a half hour in a failed effort to parallel park her car. One of the observers recording her quandary on video offered to help, but she stubbornly refused any assistance, vowing to accomplish the task herself. H/T Blazing Cat Fur

 

Check the Carfax

Hidden cameras reveal the Car Fox may give you a false sense of security.

The Orient Excess

China’s richest industrialists and investors have developed a taste for a new luxury hobby — Formula One auto racing. It’s not only a way to show off their wealth, but also to meet with friends, conduct business, flirt with sexy hostesses and race at breakneck speeds on a track fully up to the standards in Europe and North America.

Politifact: Year’s Biggest Liars

Mitt Romney’s comment about Jeeps being built in China was called the lie of the year by Politifact.com. “But it turns out Romney was right,” says Jodi Miller. “So it looks like Politifact being unbiased was actually the lie of the year.” ¬†She also weighs in on President Obama’s inauguration and Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend in this edition of NewsBusted.

Cane Toad Road

In this clever Ford commercial from Australia, two cane toads sit on a road at night as a car approaches, discussing poisonous venom, love and how quickly they ought to leap to safety.

We Love Russia Compilation

Drunks, death-defying drivers and all manner of daredevils compete for attention in this compilation from Twisternederland.com H/T Ghost of a Flea

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