The Smallest Car in the World Is Painfully Tiny but Ridiculously Cute

On the BBC show Top Gear, host Jeremy Clarkson showed off a car so damn tiny that it hurts to ride it. Or well, it looks pretty painful at least. Called the P45, the car is more like a go kart than a real car but it's cute in a ridiculous way. The helmet serves as a roof and windshield, the armor he wears while driving the car is the car's body and it looks fun as hell... until you hit a pothole and get smacked in the tailbone. I want a future where everybody drives these mini cars! [YouTube via Slate]


Broken Machine

Was the part about dispensing a minimum of fuel in the UK true? While 2 liters is not a lot, I question the need for minimums at gas stations, and hope that trend doesn't come across the pond.