Google FoodandAuto: 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Batman Infographic

A little off-topic, but come on... it's Batman!!

batman infograhic

infographic on visual.ly

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Cost of Car Ownership

Cars are expensive, that's for sure. But what exactly are we paying for? If you look at car depreciation values, they're terrible. Terrrrible. When I say you have to be rich to buy a new car, I don't mean, duh, $25,000 is a lot of money. I mean, you have to be rich enough to just throw dollar bills out the window rich. Because that is essentially what is happening with a new car. Drive a new car off the lot, you just lost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Good on ya, mate.
When everything else is factored in, cars are downright expensive. I think the infographic has it right with the bills coming out of the exhaust pipe. An SUV probably would have been a better fit though...


Friday, August 31, 2012

The Many Forms of Pasta

That is a lot of pasta my friends. I had no idea there were that many variations... I didn't know fettucine had to be 6.5mm wide, otherwise it is called bavette. I do know one thing though, homemade pasta is so delicious compared to store bought.
(Be sure to click the infographic to zoom in)

pasta infographic


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sugar Intake

How often do we actually think about what we eat? Homogenization, preservatives, organic, no msg, diet!? We eat differently nowadays. It can be hard just to know what we take in unless we are calorie counters. So what do we do?
Well, I'll let the infographic speak for itself. And I guess I should lay off the Kool-aid...

sugar infographic


Thursday, August 23, 2012

World's Oldest Ferrari

This 1947 Ferrari 166  has recently been unveiled for the first time since being completely restored:

world's oldest ferrari

 It cost about $500,000 to completely restore, and is said to be valued at $8M.

1947 Ferrari 166 corsa spider

'Tis a thing of beauty really...


Even powered by a 2.0 L V12


What a rare beast. Only 39 were made between 1948-53. The owner originally bought it in 2004 for $800,000. This is the type of investment I would be interested in. A remarkable car.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sammy Hagar Sells His Shelby Mustang

The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, is selling his 2007 Shelby GT500 Mustang and wants a fan to own it.

Sammy Hagar Shelby Mustang


“I bought another car recently and have run out of space!,” says Hagar. “Instead of letting one sit outside I've chosen to sell one and chose this beast! But, I don't want to put it up on Barrett-Jackson and see it get marked up - I'd rather see a Redhead driving it and sell it at blue book! I bought this Shelby new and have driven it very little (low miles), plus it's been driven by Mike Anthony and Chad Smith during the recording of Chickenfoot III.”

The GT 500 Mustang is fully loaded and has only 2,920 miles on it. Blue book price on it is $36,000, and according to Sammy's Facebook page is on a first come, first served basis. 

Hagar is adding some extra value to the package as well. "I will autograph the car and throw in some goodies!”, including a trunk full of Red Rocker memorabilia.

The buyer can pick it up in-person for a handoff of the keys from Sammy Hagar. Someone is going to get super lucky on this deal.

(So... can someone spot me $36,000?)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

All About Avocados

Well this is a bit of news to me... I didn't ever think about what an avocado is. It now makes sense that it is a fruit: Grows on a tree; Has an abnormally large seed in there; And it is delicious.
Having lived in Southern California, I saw many avocado groves and was always jealous. How amazing would it be to just have fresh avocados in your backyard. Putting them in ice cream though... I may have to try that.


avocado infographic

Time for some chips and Guac...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Light Graffiti Cars

This is quite possibly one of the coolest things I've seen in awhile...

light graffiti bugatti

This is done by having a super long exposure on a digital camera and using different colored light "drawn" to the shape you want. So that gives you an idea of the type of artist it would take to just draw in the air and make this happen. Incredible that you can tell exactly what cars they were going for. The first one above being a Bugatti Veyron, below an F430...

light graffiti ferrari

An Aston Martin of some sort...

light graffiti aston martin

And the rare TVR Sagaris:

light graffiti tigaris

Amazing stuff. Kudos to Road Safety Talks for posting this.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

History of the Electric Car

Who knew there have been so many Electric Vehicles? The ones in the 1830-1930 range were well ahead of their time. Though it seems there were quite a few in the 90s that had decent range, but just weren't ready for primetime. My choice would definitely be the Tesla Roadster (mostly due to the Top Gear review.)
Excellent infographic...



electric car infographic
Though, gas guzzling V8s will always be cooler :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Popular Cars of 2011

It is no surprise that the F-150 tops this list here. I've read in the past that it is the best selling vehicle, ever. Having sold over 35 million F series, it is quite the formidable foe. Especially since the next best selling vehicle (VW Golf) sold 26 million, with several other selling well into the 20 millions.
It is surprising to see trucks selling so well still. While the rest of the world is keen on small economical cars, America is set on the behemoth that is the pickup.
An interesting look nonetheless...

Columbus Car Repair

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Eating Habits

Eating habits for Americans really surprise me. I mean I love eating out as much as the next guy, but 25% of one's meals being fast food! Crazy!! I'm all about the fine restaurants and good home cooking. Fast food is for the birds...

eating habits infographic

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hybrid Cars Infographic

It is interesting to see sharp rise in hybrids only to see them level off and decline. They are supposed to be the next big thing right. Gasoline is out... Or is it?


Friday, July 27, 2012

Health and Wellness Infographic

An interesting infographic on Americans and their health. Sound like we need to lay off the McDonalds.



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Almighty Popcorn

Snappy Popcorn

Mmmm popcorn. And better yet in infographic form! Two of the best things ever combined into one. Enjoy!

popcorn infographic




Monday, July 23, 2012

Comedians and Coffee

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Earlier this month, Jerry Seinfeld tweeted about his new web series that he would star in as well as other comedian friends of his.The series is called Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Like the television classic Seinfeld, his new series takes the concept of a show about nothing to a new avenue of viewership.

For an interesting write-up, click the pic to head over to Motor Authority for their take on the new series.


comedians cars coffee seinfeld and larry david

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Meat Cereal... Mmmm Tasty

The Boys over at epic meal time never cease to amaze. Their latest and greatest happens to be a pretty good video, if not a meal. Click the picture for the video...

epicmealtime

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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