Unusual but true: Solar-powered wagon bound for South Pole

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-11-02 17:00

In stories this week, we have a solar-powered wagon made of waste plastic that's bound for the South Pole, a French Spider-Man climbing a London skyscraper, rings made from coins, a 1-year-old who hugs and fist-bumps strangers after recognizing they have limb differences, and a life-size, drivable Bugatti Chiron supercar built entirely from Legos.

All the interesting, odd anecdotes from around the world are here, in our news review.

Couple to see Antarctic in solar-powered wagon made of waste plastic

Liesbeth and Edwin ter Velde pose in front of the buggy. [Photo/IC]

A zero waste Dutch couple is preparing to drive to the South Pole in a 3D-printed buggy made from waste plastic and powered entirely by solar power.

The project is part of the Dutch couple's support for a zero waste lifestyle and their objectives to show plastic as a useful resource.

They shredded large plastic pieces thrown away and melted them into the filament that feeds 3D printers before applying the same process at an industrial scale.

The four-wheeled buggy tows a pair of two-wheeled trailers that support 10 bifacial solar panels and also store supplies, including 47 days worth of food.

The 3D-printed buggy made from waste plastic and powered entirely by solar power. [Photo/IC]

Meanwhile, infrared windows are also installed in the cab, which help to absorb sunlight and keep the cab warm.

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