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…It’s Things Thursday: Amphibious Tank?

Amphibious Tank

What’s better than a remote controlled tank?

How about a remote controlled tank that can transform into an assault boat, fire BBs up to 30 meters, and deliver four beers in the process?

Sounds like a winner to me!

The Amphibious Tank from Danbar Toys might not be the safest way to entertain yourself on a lazy beach side afternoon, but who said anything about fun being safe?

(Except maybe these guys.)

[Danbar Toys – Amphibious Tank]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…Pratt & Miller make eco power?

Pratt & Miller - C6RS

Pratt & Miller created a super ‘Vette for Jay Leno, and for the right price, they’ll make one for you as well.

Pratt & Miller - C6RS - Detail

Called the C6RS, it features a full carbon fiber body (1.6” wider than a Z06), BBS center nut aluminum wheels (18×11” in the front, 19×13.6” in the rear), a fully customized interior, a fully tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, and a 600 hp, 600 ft lb, 8.2 L monster of an engine.

Plus, for the eco friendly, it runs off E85 fuel.


$185,000, plus the cost of the donor car.

I guess eco power doesn’t come cheap!

[Pratt & Miller – C6RS]

…Art can be deadly?


Lego Casualties

Monument (If it bleeds, it Leads), is an installation by Caleb M. Larsen that comments on the media’s fixation with tragedy. A computer program scans the headlines of 4,500 English-language news sources, and when one reports that someone has been killed, an algorithm in the machine determines the number of deaths, and a ceiling-mounted mechanism built from Legos drops one bright yellow candy BB per person. During the time the installation is in place, BBs will accumulate on the floor, and an ever-increasing random constellation will form an aesthetic “Monument” to those who have died. Since we are in a time of war, there are periods when hundreds of BBs will fire off in rapid succession, while at other times a lone BB will fall. The paradoxical part of the installation is that something only happens when someone has died, but since viewers want to experience a BB falling, they may secretly be waiting for someone to die so that they can see the event, but at the same time, a lack of falling BBs means the world is temporarily a little less frightening.

[Monument (If it bleeds, it Leads)]

[Via: we make money not art]