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bamboo mobile

As American car manufacturers race to produce a hybrid Cadillac Escalade that gets 20 mph (no, I’m afraid I’m not kidding here), the Filipino department of transportation is already light years ahead, with the incredible bamboo mobile. Chiefs of state cruise around the capital city of Manila in this stylish station wagon, conducting official business and making ceremonial appearances. Eat your heart out Fred Flintstone. (Statistics on the vehicle’s fuel economy have not been made available — but check out that adjustable windshield, for increased aerodynamics!)

If Giant Pandas are cute, then baby Pandas must be downright adorable, right? Yeah, well, more or less. These cuddly critters came into the world just last month, but clearly they still have a long way to go.

“One month-old twin Panda babies are held by zoo keepers during their first appearance to the public at Adventure World in Shirahama, Wakayama prefecture, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 11,2008. The female, left, and male cubs weighing 991gram and 861gram respectively, were born in Sept. 13.” (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

I just hope those are super soft bamboo towels that they’re wrapped in!