Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

See? Cats CAN drive cars!

"Inventor denies using dead cats for fuel"

German says alternative diesel uses waste paper products, possibly a toad

BERLIN (Reuters) Sept. 14, 2005 - A German inventor said he has developed a method to produce crude oil products from waste that he believes can be an answer to the soaring costs of fuel, but denied a German newspaper story implying he also used dead cats.

There's the Germans, let's run them over

"I use paper, plastics, textiles and rubbish," Koch told Reuters. "It’s an alternative fuel that is friendly for the environment. But it’s complete nonsense to suggest dead cats. I’ve never used cats and would never think of that. At most the odd toad may have jumped in."

Bild on Tuesday wrote a headline: "German inventor can turn cats into fuel -- for a tank he needs 20 cats." The paper on Wednesday followed up with a story entitled: "Can you really make fuel out of cats?" A spokesman for Bild told Reuters the story was meant to show that cat remains could "in theory" be used to make fuel with Koch’s patented method. The author of the story said Koch had never told him directly that he had used dead cats as the story implied.

"I drive my normal diesel-powered car with this mixture,” Koch is quoted saying in Bild, next to a large picture of a kitten. "I have gone 170,000 km (106,000 miles) without a problem."


I'll be back in a flash with some cash and some dudes and a gun

It's the part about tossing in the odd toad that slays me. "Sorry, Kermit-- I gotta get to work!"

6 Comments:

Anonymous pack attack said...

I read years ago in an archeology book that the Ancient Egyptians used the rendered fats of many and various animals to grease the axles of the chariots. The Romans did the same thing for their chariots and seige engines.

I do not know if frogs were included.

9/15/05, 4:04 PM

 
Anonymous pricklypear said...

"the Ancient Egyptians used the rendered fats of many and various animals to grease the axles of the chariots. The Romans did the same thing for their chariots and seige engines."


I believe that was armadillo grease.

9/15/05, 4:10 PM

 
Anonymous Wayne Campbell said...

I was not aware of that.

9/15/05, 4:19 PM

 
Blogger Jere said...

This is weird. When SNL used to show that background footage for Toonces, which they also used in other car-driving skits, I noticed that one of the road loops they'd use was steps away from my house where I grew up in Ridgefield, CT. There are things that tip it off, like a red house on the left with a crooked white gutter that I drove past just about every day of the 90s. I even went and video taped out the back of my friend's car on the same road to prove to people that it was the same road.

Always good to see that footage used in blogs. I mean, it's good to see it used for the first time, that is.

9/22/05, 3:56 PM

 
Blogger Brushback said...

I would've moved away from that neighborhood, too, once I found out there were cats driving cars up and down the street all the time.

9/24/05, 3:35 PM

 
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