German man sets new world record for heaviest bike

September 7, 2016 by  
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There’s a Guinness World Record for numerous strange and far-out feats, including one for the heaviest rideable bicycle . Frank Dose from Schacht-Audorf in Germany just broke that record. Using largely recycled materials, he constructed a massive bike that weighs 1.08 metric tons, and then showed he could actually ride it. Dose decided to go for building the bike on a dare. He’d designed a bike made of scrap metal to ride at a festival, but a friend said the design probably wouldn’t work. Dose decided to prove his friend wrong. He gathered scrap steel and fertilizer spreader tires to create the giant bicycle. Related: Innovative Swedish cyclist designed an all-weather bike that looks like a car The tires weighing ” hundreds of kilograms ” add tremendous heft to the bike. Their diameter is a whopping 1.53 meters, or around five feet. The cost of the bike was weighty too: Dose estimates he spent $4,700. On September 3, Dose demonstrated he could indeed ride the bike. 5,000 people showed up to watch him ride more than 100 meters, or around 328 feet, the minimum distance Guinness World Records will accept to declare the bike rideable. Although the bike only moved at a lumbering five kilometers per hour, Dose says riding the bike is actually pretty easy. Olaf Kuchenbecker of the Rekord-Institut für Deutschland (Record-Institute for Germany) was also on hand to measure the bike. It will likely be a few months before Guinness World Records officially confirms Dose broke the record, but chances are good they will. Jeff Peeters of Belgium recently set the previous record announced in March, but his bike (albeit still massive) weighs just 860 kilograms, around 200 kilograms less than Dose’s heavy bicycle. Dose’s wife Astrid is his biggest fan. She said, “I think his bike is sensational. I am proud and pleased that he has done it.” Via Oddity Central Images via screenshot

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Chinese welder spends a year building life-size Transformers model for his lucky son

August 27, 2015 by  
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NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

August 27, 2015 by  
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Sea levels are rising at a speed that is both shocking and devastating. NASA satellite data reveals we could be looking at a three-foot (one meter) rise in the next 100-200 years, putting coastal regions and the existence of vulnerable island nations in serious jeopardy. 150 million people currently live within that one meter range around the globe, which is disappearing quickly as polar ice sheets melt away. Read the rest of NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

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Are Artists the Ultimate Recyclers?

February 21, 2013 by  
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For a group of artists, scrap metal, bits of rubber, discarded paint cans and empty water bottles are all just waiting to be transformed not only into works of art, but also statements about serious environmental issues.

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Chinese Man Builds His Own Bionic Hands from Scrap Metal After Losing Limbs in Explosion

August 20, 2012 by  
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Think you’re a pretty good do-it-yourself-er ? Think again. The Daily Mail reports that after losing both of his hands and forearms in an explosion (he created a homemade bomb that detonated prematurely), 51 year-old Sun Jifa decided he wasn’t done building stuff. Instead of feeling discouraged when the hospital suggested prosthetic arms he couldn’t afford, Jifa set to work assembling his own. Eight long years later, he completed the ultimate DIY project by building a working pair of prosthetic hands without the aid of fingers. Read the rest of Chinese Man Builds His Own Bionic Hands from Scrap Metal After Losing Limbs in Explosion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bionic Hands , china , DIY , injury , prosthetic limbs , scrap metal , Sun Jifa

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Watch as 30 Volunteers Help Transform their Neighbor’s Lawn into an Edible Garden in One Day!

June 15, 2012 by  
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Conventional lawns aren’t just a symbol of conformity — they require regular maintenance and gobble up water. In places like California, where water is scarce and it almost never rains in the summer, it makes sense to replace grass or landscaped front yards with edible gardens that are both productive and attractive. On a recent weekend in Petaluma, CA, 30 community volunteers came together to transform their neighbor’s front yard into a lush, edible garden in just one day. The lawn transformation was organized by Petaluma-based sustainability nonprofit Daily Acts . Hit the jump to watch a time-lapse video showing the fruits of their labor. Read the rest of Watch as 30 Volunteers Help Transform their Neighbor’s Lawn into an Edible Garden in One Day! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: botany , California , Daily Acts , edible garden , edible lawn , food security , greywater catchment , local food , locavore , organic food , organic garden , organic gardening , petaluma , sustainable food , Urban Farming , urban gardening , water conservation

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EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca!

June 15, 2012 by  
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For years  we’ve been keeping a close eye on UK-based Soner Ozenc, of  SOPDS (Soner Ozenc Product Design Studio), who has wowed us repeatedly  with his electroluminescent designs . But it is his latest work, a high-tech illuminated prayer rug, that is poised to catch on throughout the Muslim world . Devout Muslims pray towards Mecca five times a day, sometimes using a small and portable mat that rolls out. SOPDS’ EL Sajjadah is a rug that illuminates when it is pointed to the holy city of Mecca – and they just launched a Kickstarter campaign to support it! Read the rest of EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Blue Mosque , EL Sajjadah , electro luminescent fibers , illuminating prayer mat , Islamic art , kickstarter , prayer mat , rechargeable batteries , Soner Ozenc Product Design Studio , SOPDS

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6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

May 18, 2012 by  
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Travis Pond Crafts Elaborate Larger Than Life Beasts from Scrap Motorcycles

February 10, 2012 by  
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10 creative sculptures made using recycled steel

October 19, 2011 by  
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Babita Sajnani: Creative recycled steel sculptures Creative sculptures made using recycled steel Recycling chunky pieces of metal is a very good way to save the environment and also spare the land fills from overflowing with non-biodegradable junk. There are huge amounts of metallic junk in the form of heavy equipment, cars and various automobiles to name a few. It is definitely a praiseworthy initiative of various motivated artists and sculptors to create amazing sculptures out of metal junk and to give it a new lease of life. Here are ten amazing creations from recycled steel that are very inspirational and motivating for today’s generation. 1. Stainless Steel Woman Sculpture Woman Sculpture Stainless Steel Woman Sculpture This amazing sculpture of a woman is crafted in stainless steel. This exquisite sculpture by Liu Tao is called Fine Rhyme and looks extremely stunning with the contrasting solid leg formation and the wire-based torso. This sculpture is priced at $25,000. 2. Recycled Steel Sculpture by Jason Lane Jason Lane Recycled Steel Sculpture by Jason Lane This amazing sculpture is made entirely out of recycled materials and is titled ‘Gremberlin’. This sculpture is made by Jason Lee, an artist from the United Kingdom and is one sculpture amongst the many that he has created out of old metal junk. 3. Horse Sculpture Made From Recycled Steel Created by James Oleson Horse Sculpture Horse Sculpture Made From Recycled Steel Created by James Oleson This amazing and fine horse sculpture is made by James Oleson and is crafted entirely out of recycled steel. This horse sculpture is reminiscent of the Equine sculpture that is placed in front of the City Hall in Brooksville, however, the dimensions of this sculpture are bigger than the Equine. The sculpture is still at its developing stage and has yet to get its tail. 4. Metal-made mechanical elephant Mechanical elephant Metal-made mechanical elephant This mechanical metallic elephant sculpture is a very innovative design in which various old metallic machinery has been crafted and joined in order to create the majestic elephant form. Sculpted by Andrew Chase, this metal elephant is made out of various old metallic materials such as electrical conduits, rod, pipe, sheet and automobile transmission parts. It took Chase around three and a half months to create this 85-pound structure which is also moveable as the joints can be moved back and forth and the trunk can also be raised and lowered. 5. Recycled Sculptures by Bob Campbell Bob Campbell Recycled Sculptures by Bob Campbell Bob Campbell alias Stig is a wonderful and talented metal sculptor apart from being a furniture designer and an industrial artist. He has made use of various metal scrap such as treads, chains and wheels to create amazing furniture pieces. He has also incorporated other materials such as wood and leather, however, metal forms the base of all his work. His unique metallic furniture pieces have been purchased by many people and he has also exhibited his pieces at his own private gallery. 6. Spectacular monsters Monsters Spectacular monsters Art can truly carry a message, and these amazing old metal creations prove this statement. Such amazing green creations earn popularity as well as appreciation as these exquisite pieces are Eco-friendly in nature. Krittayakorn Chaijit has made amazing monster creations out of discarded metal and his creations do not reflect their origins. His masterpieces that are styled on various monsters look like they are out of a science fiction movie! The Climbing Metal Alien is made out of old auto parts and machinery and looks amazing in its form, It is also coated in order to make it rust-proof. 7. Scorpion recycled metal sculpture Scorpion Scorpion recycled metal sculpture This amazing sculpture of a scorpion made out of discarded metal such as springs, a broken electric guitar and so on. These scrap metal parts have been put together so ingeniously to create a scorpion that looks life-like. The body of the scorpion is fashioned out of an old electric guitar and the rest have been made out of metal bits and pieces that have been put together artfully. 8. The Very Hungry God Sculpture Skull Sculpture Very Hungry God Skull Sculpture This metallic giant skull sculpture is called the Very Hungry God and is the work of Subodh Gupta, who made this amazing creation in 2006. This sculpture is crafted by using hundreds of kitchen utensils like pans, pots and so on. This sculpture weights around one ton and is displayed at the Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park in London. 9. Steel Jack Sparrow Jack Sparrow Steel Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow made out of old steel looks extremely desirable and this amazing creation stands 2.7 meters tall. Crafted by Krittayako, Chaijit, this sculpture is made out of old machine parts and old car parts which have later been given a lacquer coating to make it rust-resistant. This is a green tribute to the most famous pirate by Disney that weights near around one ton! 10. Scrap Metal Sculpture Park by Dr. Evermor Dr. Evermor Scrap Metal Sculpture Park by Dr. Evermor This amazing park crafted out of scrap metal comprises of all things thrown away apart from metal. This creative park was a made by Dr. Evermor in Brooklyn which is located in Wisconsin. The park contains a metal sculpture called ‘Forevertron’ which is also touted as the word’s largest scrap metal sculpture!

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