The best carpuccino
Sometimes something seems like it’s a best thing, but it’s actually not at all a best thing. This coffee-powered car fits exactly into that category.
It sounds sort of unusual and quirky – and sure you don’t see it very often. But then you realise it’s actually a terrible idea and the best thing about it is its nickname – the Car-puccino.
Because although it’s fun to power your car with coffee and drive it from Manchester to London, it’s just not quite good enough. Especially since they built it for a TV show (Bang Goes The Theory) – because that raises the bar. If you’ve got a TV budget you need to do better – like teach a team of monkeys to do the Swan Lake ballet routine.
The main reason this coffee car fails to impress is the numbers – they are pretty bad. Let me show you by using this pretty shoddy infographic I just made…
Add to that the fact that you have to stop every 40 miles to change the coffee filters and you’ve got yourself a pretty terrible car.
So well done, Bang Goes The Theory, you’ve made both coffee and cars worse. And what theory were you focussing on that week anyway? I’m a firm believer that if you take the usefulness away from science, you just end up boring me for no reason.
But all this leaves us with one very important question: what is the best Carpuccino?
Well for that we need to shift the hyphen one to the right – because the Carp-uccino is way better than the Car-puccino.
Ok, I’m not pretending that fish garnish on a cup of coffee is a good idea – I’m just saying it’s a better idea than that coffee-powered car.
And that makes it the best thing for today… well this and Steve’s bike lights.
Happy double-post Friday!