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2011-05-11 00:00:00

Designer has an epiphany while riding - to replace the rear end of the bicycle with shock absorbing rings. Testing shows marked increase in rider comfort with no sacrifice in lateral stability. New design is available to the public. Windsor, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 Lou Tortola, an inventor and entrepreneur from Windsor, Canada, has created a revolutionary bicycle frame design that dramatically increases comfort, while retaining the lateral stiffness and pedaling efficiency of...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'