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This Solar-Powered Tricycle Is All Sorts of Awesome

I totally want to have one!


You hit two birds with one stone when you ride a bike to work. Aside from helping you save on gas, you get to enjoy regular exercise for free. No wonder, more and more employees can be seen riding bikes on a daily basis. It’s really an economical and practical way to stay in shape.

These benefits, however, are not as accessible during the rainy season. No one likes to get wet, after all.

Fortunately, VeloMetro came up with a brilliant solution for that dilemma by creating Veemo, the “next wave of sustainable personal transportation”.

VeloMetro’s Veemo is considered the “next wave of sustainable personal transportation.”

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Source: VeloMetro

According to the description of the Vancouver, Canada-based company, Veemo is a human-powered, fully networked and completely sustainable alternative to traditional bicycles. Moreover, riders will be protected from both rainy and sunny weather because it is fully enclosed.

As of this writing, Veemo is still in prototype stage but its creators say they will be publicly available to Vancouver around September of this year.

This eco-friendly enclosed tricycle is perfect for both rainy and sunny days.

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Source: VeloMetro

This is particularly relevant to people in the area because Vancouver has always been known for frequent downpours. With the Veemo, people no longer have to stop cycling once the rainy season kicks in.

A great bonus to this unique creation is that it is an electric assisted, solar-powered tricycle so it’s really friendly to the environment. Also, carpooling options are possible. All you have to do is to use a smartphone app if you want to reserve a Veemo ride. Reportedly, the cost is cheaper by 30% compared to riding a car.

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Veemo has a maximum speed of 32 kilometers per hour and it has room for a single passenger. The product will be officially launched in 2017.

Go visit the VeloMetro website for further updates.


This Japan Hotel Is The World’s Oldest, Operating For More than 1,300 Years

There’s one particular reason why guests just love this hotel.

It was once thought that the Hoshi Ryokan, which was constructed in 718 A.D., was the oldest operational hotel in the world, until it was realized that there was a much older hotel – Nishiyama Onsen Keiunan, built in 705 A.D and located in Hayakawa village in Japan.

This year, the hotel is now 1, 311 years old. The inn has been operational ever since and only closed down during renovations. The business has been operated by all 52 generations of the descendants of Fujiwara Mahito.

On the inside, you can expect a traditional Japanese interior design, but guests can enjoy a modern type of accommodation. People from all walks of life have stayed in the hotel including samurai and politicians, and all are after one thing – the hot springs.

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There’s A Crazy Theme Park In Romania Built 400-ft Underground

No matter how exciting a theme park is, you’ll probably get bored with it if you’ve already visited it multiple times. That’s why theme park owners are always trying to come up with new ideas to entice more people t their business.

Well, we’ve got to give the most creative award to Romania for this fresh concept that none of us have ever heard before.

A new theme park has opened in the country and it is located 400 feet underground. What’s more interesting about it is that it is built on one of the world’s oldest salt mines.

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27 Magnificent Photos of Old Lighthouses That Still Stand Today

These lighthouses have stood their ground for several decades, and still maintain their magnificence.

Lighthouses are brilliant structures that have served as an excellent guide for ships for years as they help them travel the seas safely.

These majestic buildings have become an important part of history. They’ve been a subject of various literary pieces as well as wonderful tales from history.

In the past, lighthouses were usually manned by an employee, making sure they guide mariners on their sea voyage. The lights used in these buildings have changed greatly ever since. Before, wood pyres were used to produce the light at the top of the building. Candles were also used back then with the help of concave mirrors. But with modern technology, all that has changed.

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