Airplanes are (now) enticing homes for Mojave rattlesnakes. Qantas engineers maintaining a fleet of superjumbo planes have gotten themselves in a strange predicament after the pandemic forced the airline to keep the large planes in storage ー deadly rattlesnakes and scorpions have called the planes’ wheels their home. Qantas has ensured the highest level of protection: the engineers stomp their feet and whack the wheels to scare off the critters, ensuring that both humans and animals stay safe during maintenance.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here