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3rd September 2013, 10:18 AM #1
New London skyscaper melts car
The BBC has just run this story about a businessman who parked his car near a new skyscraper in London which is still being built that has been nicknamed the 'walkie-talkie'.
Apparently the curvature of the glass surface focuses the sunlight under certain conditions: BBC News - 'Walkie-Talkie' skyscraper melts Jaguar car parts
Well, that's the next EduGeek Moderators fun day sorted out for next year then. We can have our own version of those Japanese game shows that involve a certain amount of human endurance/pain
3rd September 2013, 10:25 AM #2
Did no one think about the focus point of the parabolic when they were designing the building? They have inadvertently created an archimedes death ray!
3rd September 2013, 10:28 AM #3
It's so sunny people are getting sun tans while standing outside Maplin.
3rd September 2013, 10:33 AM #4
Should not be driving a car in London that the end of it especially the city!! It a square mile you can walk it!!
3rd September 2013, 10:34 AM #5
If I were Maplin I'd be fitting PV panels now!
3rd September 2013, 10:50 AM #6
er...I don't think it's yet law that to work in the city you have to live there too though
Originally Posted by nicholab
3rd September 2013, 10:52 AM #7
The Boris death ray
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stevenlong1985 (5th September 2013)
3rd September 2013, 10:53 AM #8
I guess he had to think of a way to get people on to his bikes, you drive car I melt car muhahahahaha
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elsiegee40 (3rd September 2013), Garacesh (3rd September 2013), LosOjos (4th September 2013), stevenlong1985 (5th September 2013)
3rd September 2013, 11:33 AM #9
Ok he could be disabled I let him off for that.
Originally Posted by Domino
3rd September 2013, 12:09 PM #10
Mr Lindsay said he "could not believe" the damage. The developers have apologised and paid for repairs.
Mr Lindsay said he "could not believe" the damage. The developers said "lol bugger off" and then realised Mr Lindsay was rich enough to drive a Jaguar all around central London, and then his legal team phoned up for a chat. The developers then apologised and paid for repairs.
Thanks to Miscbrah from:
CHR1S (4th September 2013)
3rd September 2013, 12:09 PM #11
I blame the Martians! They always did love a good Heat Ray
Originally Posted by crt404
*looks for my War of the Worlds CDs*
3rd September 2013, 12:16 PM #12
Started laughing when i read this.
Buildings melting vehicles... closer and closer we get to the doomsday clock...
3rd September 2013, 12:20 PM #13
You could have a lot of fun if they have fitted a pan/tilt base to the building!
3rd September 2013, 12:33 PM #14
More fun to drive a panel van to that spot with a directional mirror mounted to the side. MWAH HA HA HA, people laughed at me when I said I would rule the whole of London (within line of sight) using the power of the sun!! Now they will see!!!!!!!! OR NOT IF I CHOOSE TO BLIND THEM!!!!!!
3rd September 2013, 12:34 PM #15
Could put a hotdog stand there and cook them for free for profit.
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