Tag Archives: Makes and Models

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: FERRUCCIO LAMBORGHINI (1916)


Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916)

Lamborghini was a successful Italian tractor manufacturer and sports car enthusiast who founded a luxury car company in 1963, allegedly after a spat with Enzo Ferrari. The story goes that Lamborghini was dissatisfied with the clutch in one of his Ferraris and voiced this to Enzo Ferrari, who dismissed the complaints as those of a mere tractor maker. Infuriated, Lamborghini decided to retaliate by creating his own superior sports car. Why did he choose the image of a bull for his company’s logo? More… Discuss

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YOUTUBE: Mick-chanic


Published on Jan 31, 2014

During a quick trip into town for winter supplies Mick demonstrates his on-the-grid talents. THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE AIRS TUESDAYS at 10P.

 

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THE LOTUS EFFECT


The Lotus Effect

When water hits a lotus leaf, it pools up or rolls right off. This so-called lotus effect is due to a complex system of microscopic bumps on the leaf’s waxy surface. These superhydrophobic structures protect the lotus from pathogens like fungi, which are easily swept off its leaves by water droplets. Although the lotus effect has been known in Asia for millennia—and was even noted in ancient Hindu texts—it was only scientifically understood in the early 1970s, thanks to the invention of what? More… Discuss

 

Word: CONCEITED


conceited 

Definition: (adjective) Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself.
Synonyms: swollen-headedegotisticalvain
Usage: She was a conceited, boastful old thing, and even misfortune could not humble her.