Monthly Archives: November 2011

Zombie Boot Camp in the Metro

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  Plucky reporter Jill Reilly faced the horrors of our Zombie Boot Camp for Metro and lived to tell the tale… Despite failing to engage her weapon and being generally disturbed by the whole zombie mayhem thing, she survived the ordeal and needed to tell the world all about here exploits, as she did  RIGHT HERE. After you’ve read about the fine, thrilling time she had, have a crack at it yourself HERE.

Roll Your Own Cannonball Run

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The Cannonball Run wasn’t just the greatest film ever made (with the second greatest being Cannonball Run II). Before it was the highest peak of cinematic engineering, it was an actual, real and non-pretend road race from coast to coast, with the fastest mofo crowned the winner, while the rest of the pack took their own lives in shame. But surely a Prius owning, hummus eating, ‘Sister Act’ loving chap like you couldn’t ever be involved in anything as cool as a Cannonball Run, right? Probably, but just in case, here are some pointers. History of Cannonball Run The ‘Run’ or ‘Cannonball Run’ as it’s also known, is named after Erwin G. “Cannon Ball” Baker, who was both famed for driving quickly from coast to coast and having the middle name “Cannon Ball” which was quite unusual for the time. In honour of this great man and as a reaction to the recently enforced American speeding laws, car journalist Brock Yates drove New York to Los Angeles in 40 hours. Then he asked other people to do the same thing and tried to beat them while doing it. This was the both the first ever Cannonball Run and the first…

The Ins & Outs of Owning a Tank

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Imagine a highly maneuverable, armed-to-the-teeth gun boat. But on land! Sounds incredible doesn’t it, but these metallic killing earth beasts do exist. They’re called tanks and they’re brilliant. Nothing else with a turret – castles, chateaus, forts – can compare to this supreme caterpillar-tracked, bullet-spewing murder car. But surely these armoured fighting monsters can only be owned by millionaires like Richard Branstons and the Chuckle Brothers? Probably. But if you wanted to own a tank, what would you do and where would it be? Here’s how…