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London skyscraper reportedly "melts" parked Jaguar

By Adam Williams
September 3, 2013

Here's a side of modern architecture we don't see every day. According to a report by the BBC, light reflected from an 37-story skyscraper under-construction in London could be responsible for melting parts of a Jaguar parked nearby.

The case of the melting Jaguar took place in London last week when Mr Martin Lindsay discovered minor damage to his car, which had been parked for two hours in the vicinity of the curved glass facade of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the "Walkie-Talkie" skyscraper) in the City of London.

Several sections of the car, including the wing mirror and badge, appear to have been melted by sunlight reflecting off the building, and the vehicle is said to have required a total of £946 (U$1,468) in repairs.

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I'm Melting!

Of course, the Wicked Witch of the West really meant that she was dissolving.

But in the early AM, when I step out my shady, cool, sliding door, on the west side of my house, I always get hit with a blast of heat from the low sun on the other side of the house: the sun hits my neighbor's kitchen window and beams it at me.

I'm trying to figure out how best to use this for solar panels...

What do you think?

Well, that's why I call em JUNKWARE

Jaguar has always been a synonym for Junk. That's why we call them JUNKWARE.

"I say, how's the Junkware running, old chap?"

"Running? You mean they can actually start when you turn the key?"

"Certainly. Well, mine did. For a week or so. But they do look awfully nice, don't they?"

"When they're not pooling on the roadside."

"Oh dear. You didn't park it in broad daylight, did you?"

"Stalled out and wouldn't start again, bugger all..."

"It's not the sort of mistake one can make twice, I'm afraid."

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"