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2005-05-05 07:50:00

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) -- Gusty winds and mechanical problems on Thursday delayed a British team's attempt to break the speed record for electric-powered cars. The group planned to try again Friday. The team is trying to eclipse the record for an electric car weighing more than 2,200 pounds by using a vehicle with 52 batteries and no mechanical gears. Nevada agreed to shut down a state highway for the torpedo-shaped car's attempt to top 300 mph - which would shatter the old mark of 245...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).