This is our first year of creating a round up post to share our favorite Do-It-Yourself stories. A lot amazing DIY projects were seen from China this year, such as the homemade Lamborghini from villagers and the mini submarine. We also had a touching story on how a Chinese old man build himself a pair of bionic arms after losing both of his hands in an explosion. So, here we go, the top ten list of the most popular DIY project of 2012!
Cargo firms in China are trying to save money on drivers and avoid to pay toll fees, so they will load several trucks in piggy-back style, one on top of the other and then try to maneuver the moving traffic pile to travel more than 70 miles on the road. You can always see this kind of ‘trucks stacking’ weaving down a highway in East China. Usually the driver thinks that it’s perfectly safe to use a crane to load a number of trucks on top of each other. Of course traffic cops will do their job, fine them heavily for having dangerous load. Video and more pictures after the break.
Previously, a young girl had fallen through the pavement into a sinkhole while using her cellphone, now a vehicle has fell into a sinkhole too while driving on the road in Guilin city, located at Southern China. A small van was running on the road and the sudden caved in just swallow the vehicle. The driver has injured and send to the hospital. The pit, which was about 13ft long, 8ft wide and 6ft deep, was caused by heavy rain which eroded the ground under the road. Looks like the road construction of some China cities are in poor standard …
Migrant workers in Wenzhou city, at southeastern China have created properly the most unexpectedly innovation. The question: how does one transport an electricity pole from point A to B without spending the few extra bucks to hire a truck ? Answer: attach the motor of a tractor to one end of the pole, and then lay it across a modified three-wheel wagon-bed that allow to seat for ten people. A local police who saw this said no one had seen anything like it before. The Chinese are always very ignorant on road safety …
A Chinese artist from Dalian city, Northeast China, has created some very nice and unique artwork with his camera and photoshop skill. The Chinese commuters which are ‘floating’ on the road made us wondering when we will obtain access to some awesome invisible bikes of our own. This kind of manipulated photograph will certainly impress your facebook friend. A few more pics after the break.
The internet is a very efficient tool that gets anonymous become celebrity, and we had already reported lots of these incredible people before. Well, here is another one that catches our eyes. He is a chef, also a military fan, who designed and handcrafted an armored command vehicle in three years time and $4000 Yuans of budget. So let’s get to see his achievement after the break…
This is definitely a bad decision that was made by the Chinese government to ban electric bikes. If you have been to China, then you must understand the electric bikes are as necessary as having chop-sticks. This ban will start from the 1st of July, the first place got banned is in Shenzhen.
Updated: Zhuhai had this ban even earlier than Shenzhen. [Thanks Mark]
The accident took place in Suzhou, a truck is packed with a bunch of bamboo and when the vehicle starts to brake, the bamboo falls towards a taxi. Luckily, the back of the taxi has no customers hence no one gets hurt. Look at the video after the break.
A Chinese teacher from south China’s Jiangxi Province, has invented a mini electric car by himself. He was graduated from Physics department, and he started to research micro-electric vehicle in 2006 and succeed in inventing it in 2009. He even received a patent certificate for his invention. At the meantime, he has started to introduce his mini electric car to traveling merchants, preparing to go for production.
China is promoting clean-energy vehicles for public transportation in seven more cities on top of the 13 cities that began promoting such vehicles last year. In 2009, a total of 13 cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, started promoting hybrid, electric, and energy-efficient vehicles for taxi, bus, sanitation and post office use. The Chinese government will provide subsidies to authorities for promotion of such vehicles, and introduce green-car subsidy program that is designed to boost the nation’s auto industry and cut vehicle emissions. Well, looks like the Chinese government really giving a great push to these new-energy vehicles, may be they can also give some help on those knock-off electric car-makers. Yes, we have knock-off electric car!! Click in to see an interesting video we have found.
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