Gawd. Why didn't I think of that. All that water around and I've been wasting
money on gasoline.
The world would be a better place if more people understood the second law of
thermodynamics. The short version is: "You can't get something for nothing."
I have personal knowledge that a 1965 mustang will readily ride/slide on
nearly 1.5 inches of lake ice until the water below is almost knee
deep....they then sink!!!!!
Brakes will also not necessarily stop a moving car on frozen lakes in a
I also happen to know that potentially frisky teen age girls are no longer
frisky at all after your car sinks.
Life's journey gives all manner of useful information, sometimes a bit
You gotta watch those "potentially frisky teen age girls".
They have been known to take one's mind off the driving with undesirable results.
BTB. I am reminded of a full blown new Chrysler that took off from a hill and ended up in Lake Huron in the middle of January. The cops got a laugh out of the brown bettys that floated out of the open windows.
P D Q
A common Northern Ohio winter time diversion on Lake Erie around the
One year, guy drove a brand new, expensive Jeep something a couple of
miles out on the Lake Erie ice to go fishing.
The ice cracked behind him leaving the jeep stranded.
People got off ice, Jeep didn't.
The approach of spring could be monitored by where the Jeep was in the
Just another example of,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
"If you buy them books and the eat the covers".
I saw the Myth Busters guys try something like this recently. They
bought one of the kits to convert water to hydrogen with low voltage.
After much trial and error they did get the thing to produce hydrogen.
They figured it would take about 50 of those units in the back seat to
get enough hydrogen to run a car.
Since that didn't really work they decided to try to run the car (a
carbureted Olds) on hydrogen directly from a tank. The Olds actually
ran until it backfired and flames came shooting out of the hose going
to the tank. It was pretty entertaining.
Not sure what they expected to accomplish with running directly from a
tank. A hydrogen conversion involves the same sort of effort as a
natural gas or LP gas conversion, either of which is doable on most
cars and trucks (call your gas company and they should be able to tell
you where you can get it done). For an idea of what's involved in
such a conversion take a look at
This whole "running a vehicle on water" debate reminds me of a tragedy that
occurred last winter. It seems some local "newfie" boys had been binge
drinking down at the bait shack when they suddenly discovered themselves
deficient of hooch. The "head honcho" of this trailer park brigade decided
that they should all pile into his cousin's pick up truck and head to the
nearest liquor bender, a mere few kilometers across a frozen lake. As you've
probably guessed... the truck broke through the ice! The driver and his
passenger managed to extricate themselves from the rapidly submerging Detroit
iron, unfortunately their 2 buddies who'd been riding in the truck bed were
not so fortunate.
They drowned 'cuz they couldn't get the tailgate opened! (wink)
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Not too long ago I saw on National geographic or Nova (I'm not sure) where
the German Navy has a submarine that's powered by sea water/hydrogen.. So a
car powered by water can't be too far off and it is not science fiction.
That would be the Type 212 or Type 214, which uses a hydrogen fuel
cell for low speed submerged propulsion. The hydrogen and oygen are
put on board at the dock, not made onboard from sea water, and the
primary propulsion is a thoroughly conventional diesel-electric
Hydrogen fuel cells are nothing new--they were used on the Gemini and
Apollo spacecraft back in the '60s. Further, you can lease a
fuel-cell powered Honda _today_. But that is a far cry from "running
Water is burned hydrogen. To use water for fuel you have to unburn it
first. Unburning it takes as much energy as you get out of burning
it, plus more to make up for inefficiencies in the process.
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