Alternative fuel hoaxes surprisingly quiet

Alternative fuel hoaxes surprisingly quiet

Oil’s done its stratospheric rise. Now it’s going to seep its way down to around $100 (and probably even $70, which is where the long term uptrend is). But that’s all conjecture and speculation – there’s nothing harder to predict than the future.

So, we should turn our attention to the complete lack of plausible hoaxes for alternative fuel. With oil being so expensive, where are the nutcases coming out of the woodwork with their spaghetti-powered tricycles? Looking into the pasta [sic] we see plenty of patently ludicrous ideas for powering cars – water being the main one, despite the fact that this will most likely violate at least one of the first or second laws of thermodynamics.

Where’s the new stuff? Where is the Russian who has created a nuclear-powered pickup truck? Where’s the hillbilly who claims aliens implanted renewable fuel secrets in his brain the last time he was ‘probed’? Where is the Swedish scientist who runs his Volvo on sweat collected from the saunas of his fair nation? Maybe they’re still out there, but with all the noise and publicity generated by the big car manufacturers and their own alternative fuel wars (hydrogen vs. hybrid vs. biodiesel vs. compressed air, etc), perhaps they’re drowned out. I certainly am not hearing about them! Send me your ideas.

Oil’s done its stratospheric rise. Now it’s going to seep its way down to around $100 (and probably even $70, which is where the long term uptrend is). But that’s all conjecture and speculation – there’s nothing harder to predict than the future.

So, we should turn our attention to the complete lack of plausible hoaxes for alternative fuel. With oil being so expensive, where are the nutcases coming out of the woodwork with their spaghetti-powered tricycles? Looking into the pasta [sic] we see plenty of patently ludicrous ideas for powering cars – water being the main one, despite the fact that this will most likely violate at least one of the first or second laws of thermodynamics.

Where’s the new stuff? Where is the Russian who has created a nuclear-powered pickup truck? Where’s the hillbilly who claims aliens implanted renewable fuel secrets in his brain the last time he was ‘probed’? Where is the Swedish scientist who runs his Volvo on sweat collected from the saunas of his fair nation? Maybe they’re still out there, but with all the noise and publicity generated by the big car manufacturers and their own alternative fuel wars (hydrogen vs. hybrid vs. biodiesel vs. compressed air, etc), perhaps they’re drowned out. I certainly am not hearing about them! Send me your ideas.

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