Dodge Tomahawk in Kuwait

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The closest I’ve gotten to this bike was playing with my friends Hot Wheels version but now the Dodge Tomahawk bike is somehow in Kuwait. There were only 10 of these bikes ever made and the main feature was the V10 Viper engine that makes up most of the bike and pumps out 500hp. The bike originally cost $550,000 and there is one now on display at the TriStar showroom here in Kuwait. So even if you’re not interested in buying it, its still worth checking out because the limited availability practically guarantees you will never see it again. [Link]

Update: Although I received an email from TriStar clearly stating that the “Dodge Tomahawk Concept Motorcycle” was available in Kuwait along with the picture of the Dodge Tomahawk, it turns out instead they have a smaller Chinese knock off version of the bike with a tiny 150cc engine. Definitely not as exciting and definitely not news worthy. Here is a link to an article on Autoblog about these Chinese knockoffs with pictures. [Link]


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Who are Kuwait One?

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I was watching Bruno Senna (late F1 champion Ayrton Senna’s nephew) racing his Mercedes SLR 722 on TV when I noticed a Kuwaiti flag on the side pillar and “Kuwait One” written on the front hood and rear bumper. I tried to google what Kuwait One was or who they were but I couldn’t find any information whatsoever. The video above isn’t of the actual race I was watching but you clearly see the Kuwaiti flag on the side pillar. Anyone know who they are? [YouTube]


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Reminder: AUK Car Boot Sale

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I just wanted to remind everyone that the AUK Car Boot Sale is tomorrow in the parking lot of the American University of Kuwait in Salmiya.


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The Butcher Shop & Grill opening tomorrow

Post by Mark

The Butcher Shop & Grill are opening tomorrow at phase II in The Avenues. They’re located right at the start of the food court, opposite Starbucks. The picture above isn’t of the actual place although it does look very similar.

Picture by Amro ABDOUN


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Donuts – Kuwaiti Style

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Guys closing highways to make donuts, it never gets boring to watch. I love the army of white pickups (wanayts) parked on the side. [YouTube]


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IDF Chef Hats

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I was watching the news when I noticed some Israeli soldiers were wearing silly looking chef hats. Turns out there is a reason..

The hat—called a mitznefet in Hebrew—attaches to a regular combat helmet and obscures its rigid, round shape. As the mitznefet flops about, it takes on an irregular form that’s harder to recognize in a shadow or out of the corner of your eye. The hat also protects against the sun and the moon, which might reflect off the surface of the helmet. A standard mitznefet consists of reversible mesh fabric, with a greenish woodland camouflage print on one side and a brown desert print on the other… [Source]


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Whopper Sacrifice

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Right on the heels of Whopper Virgin comes Whopper Sacrifice, another super smart campaign by Burger King. Whopper Sacrifice is a Facebook application and unlike anything else on Facebook it isn’t trying to make you join a group, make more friends or spread the word, instead it asks you to delete 10 friends from your list and in return you get a free Whopper. Usually when you de-friend someone on Facebook its quiet and your friends might not even notice, not the case with Whopper Sacrifice. It will make sure your 10 friends know you ditched them for a whopper. Now it doesn’t work in Kuwait as in you won’t get a free Whopper here but its still fun to do. [Link]


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easyHotel = tinyHotel

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I’ve been checking out pictures of various easyHotel rooms taken by people on flickr and I honestly don’t know if I should be laughing or getting worried that I am going to spend 4 nights at an easyHotel end of the month in London. The rooms are so tiny most people could only take a picture of it while standing outside the room. But judging by peoples reactions in the photos, it looks like fun.. I hope. [Pictures]

Picture above by norbera


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Audrey has a home

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A few years ago I got an Audrey from eBay. It’s an “internet appliance” that was originally launched back in 2000 by 3com. It has a 7.8inch touch screen, a wireless keyboard and basic internet functions like web browsing and email. I lost interest in it awhile back until I found use for it yesterday night. It’s now officially become my kitchen computer. Basically I will be using it for finding recipes online and browsing the web while I wait for my food to be done. I think the keyboard is even waterproof so I am not too worried about it getting dirty. If anyone wants one there is a guy selling an Audrey on eBay, bidding is currently at KD8 but I doubt it would go for more than KD15. [Link]


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Bokeh Type

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I can’t get enough of this. [Link]


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