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Compact Multipurpose Scooter For Crowded Megacities Unveiled
2013-04-12 15:06:34

TUM - TU München: The Entrepreneurial University TUM CREATE has unveiled an all-new multipurpose scooter prototype, codenamed VOI, at the 3rd Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show (EV Taiwan). VOI gets its name from the Vietnamese word for elephant — a symbol of a safe and intelligent mean of transport. It is a two-wheel concept vehicle jointly developed by students from Technische Universität Muenchen (TUM) and Singapore´s Nanyang...

2006-05-03 08:13:30

By Andrew Cawthorne MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - The man-eating lions of Tsavo may be no more. The silverware in the restaurant carriage has definitely seen better days. And where once besuited British colonial administrators occupied the elegant, leather-furnished cabins, now backpackers in cut-offs lounge in style. Yet more than a century after its inception, one of Africa's most famous train rides -- the "Lunatic Express" - still retains many of the characteristics of its early...

2006-05-03 08:14:57

By Andrew Cawthorne MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - The man-eating lions of Tsavo may be no more. The silverware in the restaurant carriage has definitely seen better days. And where once besuited British colonial administrators occupied the elegant, leather-furnished cabins, now backpackers in cut-offs lounge in style. Yet more than a century after its inception, one of Africa's most famous train rides -- the "Lunatic Express" - still retains many of the characteristics of its early...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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