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Mythbusters on crossroads

26/10/2013 15:02 |  Comments: 

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Sipi is a fairy who hangs above us like a huge, ever-smiling, men’s fragrance-smelling umbrella. He can be called anytime, anywhere to lend a helping hand, and he’ll be there in an hour with one of his Transits for sure. A dangerously maniac car collector (the street in front of his house is full of his vehicles), a radio-control and model car freak, Sipos is a Swiss knife made of human flesh. Totalcar is just one job amongst his zillion occupations, but he endears it the most. Lives with a girlfriend and two dogs.

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  • Mitsubishi Sigma 3.0 24V (1992)
  • Mazda 323 TXL 4WD (1990)
  • 4 long-nose Transits (a 4x4 fire engine, a fire department staff car, an ex-Irish ambulance and an extremely oversized panel van, 1980-1984)
  • Dacia 1300 (1975, being restored)
  • Ford Capri 2.9i (1982)
  • Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL 4.5 (1972)
  • Ford Sierra Tournier 2.9i drift-car (1992)
  • Mazda 121 4dr (1993)
  • Suzuki VS1400 Intruder (1989)
  • Suzuki GSX 750 New Katana (1984)
  • Kawasaki Z1000 Police (1993)
  • Aprilia Habana (2000)
  • Volga M24 wagon (1984)
  • Ural M62 (1968, in pieces)
American vs. European way of crossing an intersection.

I must admit, I love Mythbusters. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are the best things that happened to television in the last decade. Their show „Mythbusters” is both entertaining and educational at the same time. In episode 12 of season 12 they wanted to find out which solution of traffic regulation is more effective: the American four-way stop sign or the roundabout, gaining more and more popularity in Europe. Here’s the video.

By the way, yes, using computer simulation would have been a lot more simple and cost-effective. And boring.

Do roundabouts confuse you? Never mind, even Darth Vader had problems with roundabouts:

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