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Hanukkah Car

It's a miracle
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Imagine having only a gallon of gas in your car, enough only to last you for one day, but amazingly, incredibly, it lasts for eight whole days, and the fuel gauge doesn't go down even a smidgen!

The miracle of Hannukah lives on with the Hanukkah Car. This car comes with a secret, reserve tank full of gas that the customer will never know about (and won't see even if he looks, because it's inset into the real gas tank).

When the car's computer calendar detects that it's Hanukkah, the reserve tank activates instead of the regular tank -- for 8 days.

After 8 days, the fuel gauge starts dropping again as normal, and over the next year, every time the driver fills up, the reserve tank receives a tiny bit of the gasoline. It's so gradual that the driver is never any the wiser.

phundug, Dec 10 2004

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       This is such a horrendously terrible, silly, worthless, POINTLESS idea that I think I have to bun it. [+] Thanks for the laugh.   

       (car:fuel:emotion?? "I'm feeling kinda unleaded 87 octane today"??)
contracts, Dec 10 2004
  

       What you said.
skinflaps, Dec 10 2004
  

       i dont understand
benfrost, Dec 10 2004
  

       hee hee hee. My girlfriend told me about this car she saw yesterday that had 8 electric candles on top of it. I thought this idea was going to be something like that. Your is much funnier. (+)
energy guy, Dec 10 2004
  

       I'm giving this idea five loaves of bread and two fish (as soon as I figure out how to do that).
Shz, Dec 10 2004
  

       Somewhere on HalfBakery, there's a Last Supper Restaurant waiting to be borne
theircompetitor, Dec 10 2004
  

       I just realized I spelled Hanukkah two different ways in the same sentence. Is that legal?
phundug, Dec 10 2004
  

       Chanukah, too
dentworth, Dec 10 2004
  

       Hannukah, Chanukah, Hanukkah.....
DesertFox, Dec 10 2004
  

       haha...[+] why didnt I think of this...
shinobi, Dec 11 2004
  

       Who snipped the end off my tailpipe!?
Detly, Dec 11 2004
  

       a Hanucar eeh ? (+)
neilp, Dec 13 2004
  

       "Come to Shalomotors and take the new four stroke Dreidel for a spin."   

       What happened to that link?
Detly, Dec 14 2004
  

       For Jehova, [phundung], what a lovely idea! [+]
Pericles, Dec 14 2004
  

       Yeah-weh! [+]
Machiavelli, Dec 14 2004
  

       Brilliant, phun.
krelnik, Dec 14 2004
  

       I thought of an additional feature.   

       Given the target market, I assume this is going to be a nice high-end car, so it will have a built-in cell-phone hands free setup. If you run out of gas, say a certain prayer in Hebrew. The microphone picks that up and releases a small amount of gas from the reserve tank so you can get to a station.
krelnik, Dec 15 2004
  

       This gets a [+] from me for krelnik's last annotation, alone.
st3f, Dec 15 2004
  

       I fondly remember a debate in which we worked out 16 different ways to spell that word. You know, the festival with lights...Anyway, it turned out all of them are acceptable spellings, you can use whichever one you want. Personally I go with my favourite "Channucah".
Mr Phase, Dec 29 2005
  

       I had an 87 oldsmobile omega that did this for me. The needle stayed in the red for two whole weeks once.   

       Ahh, first cars truely are magic. I guess it was something to do with the hazlewood wand that was plugging a tube in the cruise control module.
ye_river_xiv, May 19 2007
  

       fantastic! I love some of the puns too ^
Orangejuice, May 19 2007
  

       Sweet idea, though maybe it's been done. There was plenty of oil, but the sacrament-certified vat was dry because of local conflict. Would a devoted tender actually let the eternal flame go out? Or would they stop by late-ish for a top off? Lo, a Miracle! -- plus a dandy overlay of the preexisting annual fest. And don't get me started about that half-risen, half-baked Eastover thing.
evan1138, May 19 2007
  

       A matzoh for making a religion seem like it's actually good for something. [+]
nuclear hobo, May 19 2007
  

       here's an unleavened buntcake [=], hahahahehe, the human mind is so gullable to believe that it's getting 1 day's worth of gas out of 8 days worth of driving when in fact it's paying for that extra juice over the course of a year! [+]
quantum_flux, May 20 2007
  

       I'm not riding in the Hanukkah Car if I have to blow the shofar.
baconbrain, Jul 14 2007
  
      
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