A Train From 1836 Could Be Buried In Brooklyn Because Of Petty Politics

A beautifully preserved 1830s steam train is thought to be lurking under a busy thoroughfare in one of the posher parts of Brooklyn. But in 1861, it was sealed up, seemingly for eternity. Everything was set to excavate it just a few years back, until petty personal politics seem to have destroyed any chance of that. » 3/27/15 2:42pm Friday 2:42pm

A Truck Carrying A McLaren 12C Was Just Destroyed By A Train

One of the joys of owning a McLaren is that when you have routine warranty work done, the manufacturer picks it up from you, does the work, and drops it off with no problem at all. And to transport it, they even put it on a truck for you. And that’s great, until that truck stalls out on train tracks, and a train… » 3/27/15 1:46pm Friday 1:46pm

Watch This Malaysian Racer Scare The Crap Out Of Driving Instructors

We’ve seen race car drivers scare the crap out of their own mothers before, but let’s be honest, it’s easy to scare your mother. Bring home one little completely inconsequential deadly tropical disease, and she’s rushing you off to the hospital. But jaded old driving instructors? That’s serious business. » 3/26/15 10:33pm Thursday 10:33pm

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Can't Park

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is a fiesty firebrand, and a largely respected non-voting delegate for her constituents in Washington, DC. She also doesn’t appear to understand the concept of angled parking, hitting another car in the process, and it makes you sad for the 77-year old more than anything else. » 3/26/15 9:31am Thursday 9:31am

James May's 'I Quit Top Gear' Tweet Is Fake, Everyone


After it was announced that the BBC would not be renewing Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson’s contract, co-host James May announced that his next step would require “a lot of careful thought.” That’s so far pretty much all he’s said. But a lot of people have been suckered in by this imposter Twitter account. » 3/25/15 5:47pm Wednesday 5:47pm

Jeremy Clarkson Officially Fired From Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson has officially been fired as the host of Top Gear following a fight with a producer of the show, Oisin Tymon. BBC Director General Tony Hall confirmed the sacking in a statement, saying that the decision “was not taken lightly,” and that the BBC is looking to renew Top Gear in 2016.
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Ogle And Drool Over The Making Of The Final Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron “La Finale” is the last of all the original sixteen-cylinder quad-turbo monsters, and there is a certain sadness in seeing stomp off to pasture ten years later. But even though Bugatti eventually churned out 450 of them, even the ultimate one was assembled with some reverence. » 3/24/15 9:35pm Tuesday 9:35pm

Russia Threatens To Nuke Denmark, Of All Places

It's Monday, which means we've all woken up to yet another day on Planet Earth. And since this beautiful planet includes Russia, and Russia belongs to a bellicose and belligerent dictator named Vladimir Putin, we can all hear another lovely, bizarre threat. This time, Russia threatened to nuke the Danish Navy. » 3/23/15 3:24pm 3/23/15 3:24pm

This Working Lego Gearbox Is As Close As You'll Get To The Real Thing

Letting 1930s GM teach you how a transmission works is great and all, but 1930s technology was limited in that it couldn’t actually show you the internal bits of a transmission in motion. Luckily, humanity has advanced to the point where there is a new solution, for your internal-transmission-workings desires. It’s… » 3/23/15 3:00pm 3/23/15 3:00pm

A Fake Predatory Taxi Is Roaming NYC Streets And Stealing Your Money

At least one fake taxi has been prowling New York City streets, skimming and stealing credit cards. And while you think that you, the eagle-eyed observer, would never be caught dead in a blatantly fake taxi, you’re wrong. Because this fake taxi was damn near a perfect replica of the real deal. » 3/23/15 1:23pm 3/23/15 1:23pm