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"Developers have promised urgent action to “cover up” the Walkie Talkie skyscraper in the City after an ultra-bright light reflected from the building melted a Jaguar car on the streets below."

David Banks, a PR consultant who felt the force of the intense beam, said: “It is like a huge lens. It is magnifying the sunbeam. It’s like trying to fry ants with a magnifying glass.”


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A less drastic, but far more common problem, is that of a perfect wire perch for birds to sit on and shit from, placed over the parking area.
 
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" You build a glass house front as a focusing system . Then you beg , buy , or borrow sun reflecting mirror systems and place them under the eaves so the focus is about eight feet off the ground out front of the house , and there's your driveway . You run your car under there , put a magnet on it and bring it up into focus and it melts . You have a hole in the ground and a copper pipe around the hole . Your car melts and drips into the hole. That's at the end of autumn . Then you cover the hole up , and this copper pipe heats all your house and all your hot water , and that runs all winter because you have molten metal down there . I reckon this is the solution to the American energy dilemna . Melt your car. " - Bill Mollisons " Pamphlet IX "
 
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I assume Bill Mollison would melt an old Rambler. -------- He's my favorite- Old Rambler.

For the kids. The AMC Rambler is a car. An old rough type of car.
 
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The AMC Rambler is a car.



I remember them as Nash Ramblers.

 
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John Polk wrote:

The AMC Rambler is a car.



I remember them as Nash Ramblers.



Oooo. You must be old. :) My gramma's Rambler navigated curvy gravel roads at breakneck speed that would make a surfer's hair stand on end.

Here's the rambler --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambler_%28automobile%29

This old rambler is 85 years old --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8slFPXkfOFw
 
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A popular song of the era was just called "BEEP BEEP"
 
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