Groove with the president. But don’t drink his bottled judgement. And don’t think he won’t whip them pintos.
“When someone sees a dog skateboarding, they go, ‘Wow, that was awesome!’ ” says the dogs’ owner and trainer, Omar Von Muller, 49, a Colombian native of part-German heritage, with intense dark eyes, craggily handsome features and a ball cap. “But they don’t realize the hundreds of hours I put into that. And in those hundreds of hours this dog got a lot of exercise, a lot of play, a lot of things that he really likes to do. ”
While today’s skateboarding session is just for fun, and offers tourists and beach walkers a sensational free show, Von Muller used to take his show to the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, where an hour and a half would yield $350 cash.
The 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid is estimated to get a solid 40 mpg on the highway. But a team of “hypermiling” specialists—who utilize special driving techniques to boost a vehicle’s fuel economy—just finished a trip through every Lower 48 state while averaging 64.55 miles per gallon. They broke a Guinness World Record in the process.
Wayne Gerdes, of Illinois, and New York’s Chris Bernius teamed up to complete a 14-day, 7,899-mile drive that touched each of the contiguous 48 states—and that, most impressively, required just 5.5 fill-ups at the pump. Throughout their journey, in a standard-issue 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, the drivers averaged 64.55 mpg, and 1,418 miles on the road before having to refill the tank.
How did they do it?
Just a little booboo!
As people move to more sustainable ways of living, some innovative architects have begun using recycled materials to create more environmentally-friendly habitats. Incredibly, beer bottles have become a primary means of this style of building, with far-ranging benefits including cheap construction, recycling and up-cycling, pollution reduction, natural solar power lighting, and natural insulation. The environment will definitely thank these clever builders for these eco-friendly beer buildings: