Tag Archives | American

…Playboy’s playmates don’t have average BMIs?

Playboy Playmate BMI

Wired put together a rather interesting bit of ‘infoporn’ that compares the BMI (body-mass index) of Playboy playmate centerfolds to that of the typical American woman from December 1953 (Marilyn Monroe) to January 2009 (Dasha Astafieva).

The results are clear: While the typical American woman’s BMI has steadily climbed over the years, the typical playmate’s has slowly declined over that same period.

As Wired notes though, the facts and figures given by Playboy for each of their playmates probably have a fair dose of estimation, guessing and exaggeration built in, but even still, it’s telling of what they think the average American ‘wants’ vs. what the average American really is.

[Wired – Playboy Playmate BMI and Average BMI]

[Via: Flowing Data]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Robb Report ECOSSE Motorcycle?

Ecosse Moto Works Robb Report Titanium Series

The ECOSSE Moto Works’ Robb Report Limited Edition Titanium Series Motorcycle and Timepiece is perhaps the finest piece of two wheeled transportation you can buy today.

Ecosse Moto Works Robb Report Titanium Series Back

Featuring a combination of old-world craftsmanship, computer-controlled accuracy, American muscle, exquisite lines, race-bred components, a supercharged, intercooled, fuel injected, billet motor, and the first-ever all-titanium chassis, the lightweight, carbon-fiber beauty is a sight to behold.

Additional features include hand-painted pinstripes, carbon fiber wheels, a handcrafted titanium race exhaust, Öhlins MotoGP-grade suspension, a six-speed overdrive transmission, billet ISR brakes with 12 individual brake pads up front, adjustable ergonomics, and 200+ horsepower on tap at the twist of a wrist.

Ecosse Moto Works Robb Report Titanium Series Detail

Along with the bike, the 10 proud new owners will also receive a BRM watch with an automatic chronograph, brushed-titanium bezel, a two-sided band, and a serial number that matches the one engraved on the bike.

Want one of your own?

Just cut them a check for $275,000, and I’m sure the Robb Report will be happy to deliver.

Ecosse Titanium Series Spec Sheet

[Robb Report – ECOSSE Moto Works’ Robb Report Limited Edition Titanium Series]

…Demolition derby watching is better in slow motion?

Demolition Derby

There’s nothing more American than getting together at the local fairgrounds and smacking some old cars together for the entertainment of others.

However, when you slow this Redneck rumble down and view a demolition derby in super slow motion, it turns into a ballet of metal and mayhem that’s actually rather beautiful to watch:

Plus, watching in slow motion as cars literally mount one another adds just enough cringe to make it enjoyable at the expense of others.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Mustangs need more Vanquish V12?

Sure, you could coat your Mustang in the body of an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, but it’s still going to be American muscle on the inside, right?

Apparently not, as one crafty ‘stang owner has managed to find room for the Vanquish’s V12 motor between the wheel wells of an already tastily modified pony.

Check out the video for more info, including the exhaust sound that was never supposed to come out of a car costing less than $100,000:

[Via: Autoblog]