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    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

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    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!

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    It's so sunny people are getting sun tans while standing outside Maplin.


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    Should not be driving a car in London that the end of it especially the city!! It a square mile you can walk it!!

    ex-Londonder

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    If I were Maplin I'd be fitting PV panels now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Should not be driving a car in London that the end of it especially the city!! It a square mile you can walk it!!

    ex-Londonder
    er...I don't think it's yet law that to work in the city you have to live there too though

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    The Boris death ray

    Ben

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    I guess he had to think of a way to get people on to his bikes, you drive car I melt car muhahahahaha

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    er...I don't think it's yet law that to work in the city you have to live there too though
    Ok he could be disabled I let him off for that.

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    Mr Lindsay said he "could not believe" the damage. The developers have apologised and paid for repairs.
    To read:

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crt404 View Post
    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!
    I blame the Martians! They always did love a good Heat Ray

    *looks for my War of the Worlds CDs*

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    Started laughing when i read this.

    Buildings melting vehicles... closer and closer we get to the doomsday clock...

    *giggles*

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    You could have a lot of fun if they have fitted a pan/tilt base to the building!

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    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!!!!!!

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    Could put a hotdog stand there and cook them for free for profit.

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