Saturday, 19 April 2008
Peel's best known car, the P50, is recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the smallest road-legal car ever produced.
The P50 Fact file
Manufacturer - Peel Engineering Company
Class - Microcar
Body style(s) - One-door coupe
Engine(s) - DKW 49cc, 4.2 hp
Transmission(s) - 3-speed automatic
Wheelbase - 5 in (127 mm)
Length 134 - cm (52.8 in)
Width - 99 cm (39 in)
Height - 4 ft (1.2 m)
Curb weight - 59 kg (130 lb)
Related - Peel Trident, Peel Viking Sport
Designer - Cyril Cannell
Interesting rite? anyway, this type of car is currently no loner available if you wanna purchase it (well, i highly doubt ppl will even think of buying it =p)
Just my 2cents =)
Friday, 18 April 2008
1.SSC Ultimate Aero: 257 mph+, 0-60 in 2.7 secs. Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp, base price is $654,400. Tested in March 2007 by Guinness world records, The SSC Ultimate Aero takes the lead as the fastest car in the world beating Bugatti Veyron.
2.Bugatti Veyron: 253 mph+, 0-60 in 2.5 secs. Aluminum, Narrow Angle W16 Engine with 1001 hp, base price is $1,444,000. With the highest price tag, no wonder this is rank #2. Veyron provides comfort and enjoyment to two passengers, characteristic of the most luxurious limousines. Veyron weighs almost two tons, which makes it the heaviest car on the top 3 fastest cars list.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
The world's shortest couple: Chen Guilan, the wife, is 0.7 m (2.3 ft) tall, while the husband, Li Tangyong, is 1.1 m (3.6 ft) tall.
The couple got married in Shunde, Guangdong Province (southeastern China) on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, during the National Day (1 October) holiday. Their dwarfism is congenital (hereditary) and their love story, started three years ago, was initially opposed by her parents, as specialists don’t recommend marriages in such case.
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
The world's shortest living man is now officially recorded -- is a Chinese :
The 20-year-old He Pingping. The man is 73 cm (2.4 feet) tall and he is a native of Huade county, Wulanchabu city (in Inner Mongolia province). His father, He Yun, said that, at birth, he had been only the size of an adult's palm.
The parents of He are both of normal height. He Pingping suffers from a bone condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which impedes the normal growth of bone and bodily height.
"At birth, he was only the size of an adult's palm," said his father, He Yun.
The man had applied at the Guinness Book of Records in 2007. Guinness confirmed his world record after He's height was measured three times - morning, noon and night – at the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region Hospital. His record and picture will be in the 2009 edition.
* As you can see, I said Shortest Living Man. Actually I've found another shorter than this, but he has passed away due to heart failure. He is Nelson Aquino de la Rosa, The shortest man in the world, He is 54 centimeters tall (about 1 1/2 feet). And if that wasn't strange enough he has quite a good looking wife and a 2 year old son who is taller than he is. He died in October 22, 2006 at the age of 38.
Sunday, 13 April 2008
View of its construction site!
Burj Dubai, the yet-to-be World Tallest Skyscraper upon its completion in this year, year 2008!