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Vegetable Car

Brings a new meaning to "green transport"
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We all know about pollution and global warming etc.

How green would your car be if made entirely of vegetables?

It would run on vegetable oil, of course, nothing shocking there, but think of the optional extras...

comfrey seats, parsley shelf, sunflower roof, seedy player, driver and passenger pear-bags, arti-choke, and a dandelion clock so you can tell the thyme.

Undoubtedly talented marketing people could think of many many more...

xadoc, Sep 15 2003

Vegetable Oil as Fuel http://www.greasel.com/
Run your diesel auto on used cooking oil. [grip, Oct 04 2004]

Up In Smoke http://www.imdb.com...78446/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Cheech & Chong unwittingly drive a van with a chasis made from marijuana. [DrBob, Oct 25 2014]

car vegetable interactions, huge daikons, 14 y/o girl etc http://en.rocketnew...g-run-over-by-cars/
[not_morrison_rm, Oct 27 2014]

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       ewww, I think theirs bugs in the carrot door handles
dickity, Sep 15 2003
  

       It wouldnt have a very long life tho. After a few months all youd have would be a pile of compost.
familyslipper, Sep 15 2003
  

       Or if not a lemon, it could grow on you after a while.
FarmerJohn, Sep 15 2003
  

       Let me guess, you use Olive Oil?
silverstormer, Sep 15 2003
  

       He shouldn't drive if he has been drinking...
silverstormer, Sep 15 2003
  

       Didn't somebody do a chia pet out of a car a while back?
lintkeeper2, Sep 15 2003
  

       I'd like a limeousine in mint condition!
(+ for the spaced out idea. Welcome!)
Brummo, Sep 15 2003
  

       I'm sure we can orange something.
silverstormer, Sep 15 2003
  

       Henry Ford supposedly built a car from hemp fiber, but I cannot find a link for it without hundreds of pop-ups lobbying for/against legalization of hemp.   

       Any vegetables that can be used as cylinder lining?
kbecker, Sep 15 2003
  

       Hemp is legal. Growing it without a license is not.
DeathNinja, Sep 15 2003
  

       Fred Flintstone's car was made of wood and stone. And foot powered. You could argue it was vegetarian, at least for beavers.   

       There are some vegetable based plastics, but my guess is chlorine or something would be added to get a plastic to survive fire explosion needed to get down the road on vegi gasoline.   

       Battery cases for an electric car might be doable. But the copper cables and motor windings are not going to be vegetable.   

       Maybe Rubber band powered would get you an all vegetable vehicle.
popbottle, Oct 25 2014
  

       There's a really big gap in material requirements between "can serve as a motor" and "edible".
Voice, Oct 26 2014
  

       Completely irrelevant news story I remembered with car and vegetable in the story...link
not_morrison_rm, Oct 27 2014
  

       //a really big gap in material requirements//   

       ... which could be narrowed if we weren't restricted to the edible parts of vegetables. There are fibrous parts to corn-cobs, for example, that you don't eat, and there are celery strings that you start to eat and then wish you hadn't. Have we there the weavings of a fan belt?   

       Nut-shells might feature, on the same principle.   

       I see great possibilities for those bones that are always removed from a fillet of Quorn before it's served.
pertinax, Oct 27 2014
  

       This could be made to work. Plants contain small amounts of iron, copper and other useful things. So, if you ashed a few hundred sequoias you ought to be able to recover enough to make a small car.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 27 2014
  

       Wrecking yards would yield an endless supply of soup stock.
normzone, Oct 27 2014
  
      
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