Bovine Buffing

An Alberta man was treated to a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sighting and a free spit-shine last week after a curious moose greeted him with an unexpected car wash.

Rich Schuh and his wife Monica were driving near Maligne Lake in Alberta’s Jasper National Park on Sunday when an elusive moose trotted from the brush and began to lick Schuh’s vehicle.

Schuh said the moose gave his Nissan Rogue the full cleaning package: lapping at the bumper, sampling the grille and paint job, even slobbering profusely on the hood before moving on to offer its services to other vehicles in the area. He believes the moose had a hankering for road salt, saying it barely spent any time cleaning off a clean, white Mercedes but spent several minutes licking his dirty Nissan.

“The dirtier the car, the more time it spent,” Schuh told a local news source. “We were just a giant mobile salt lick.”

Supercharged Sculptures

When lifelong car enthusiast K. Sudhakar visited the United States in the ‘90s, he happened to stop by a state carnival and witness a passing parade. He was mesmerized when he saw a car shaped like an ice skate zoom by--and the rest is history.

Sudhakar began brainstorming his own wacky car designs and bringing them to life, later opening the Sudhacar Museum in Hyderabad, India to display his 55-strong fleet of insane--but fully functional--vehicles. Some of his favourites: the tennis ball mobile, the eggplant bus, the toilet-mobile, and the kite train--which is capable of speeds up to 55km/h.

Sudhakar has even ventured into motorcycles, as seen with his pen and pencil mini motorbike duo. He’s crafted a motorized hamburger-shaped tricycle, a bushel of wheat on two wheels and even a tricycle that towers 41 feet and seven inches high.

For more information on Sudhakar, his museum and photos of his collection, click here.

The Amherstburg Triangle

Authorities and residents are stumped—why won’t vehicles start after being parked at 400 Sandwich Street in Amherstburg, Ontario?

Authorities believe electronic interference is wreaking havoc on a local plaza’s parking lot, disabling car fobs and locking residents out of their vehicles. Even when drivers gain access, they are unable to start their keyless ignition vehicles.

Amherstburg resident Linda Crawford took to Facebook last Thursday to ask whether other people had noticed a dead zone near the Sandwich Street South retail plaza with Canadian Tire gas pumps, a Dollarama store and other businesses.The responses flooded in: one of her friends had climbed through her van window before she was told her keyless ignition fob had a hidden fob inside it. Another friend panicked when it happened to her across the street in a different plaza parking lot.

Local authorities have said it “has something to do with radio frequencies.” The town is looking into the problem and has reported the issue to the spectrum management and telecommunications division of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Earlier this year, key fobs also stopped working at a grocery store parking lot in a small Albertan town. A faulty remote car starter was ultimately found responsible for the interference.


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