iWalkers: Council Recruits Men with TVs Strapped Above Their Heads to Walk the Streets and Warn Public Not to Break Covid Lockdown Rules


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A council have recruited men with TVs strapped above their heads to walk the streets to police lockdown. The bizarre move saw staff and volunteers pound the streets of Bradford, Yorkshire, with TVs, which weigh 18lbs and have a 19inch screen, hoisted on their shoulders.

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Bradford Council announced the ‘iWalkers’ scheme this week but due to public backlash it has been forced to delete a Facebook post detailing its plans.


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Pictures show a man using a backpack to lift a monitor roughly one-foot above his shoulders. It revealed the scheme had been funded by the Government and two ‘iWalkers’ hit the streets for two days. Locals were left stunned by the initiative and slammed the authority for frittering away taxpayers’ cash.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/iwalkers-council-recruits-men-with-tvs-strapped-above-their-heads-to-walk-the-streets-and-warn-public-not-to-break-covid-lockdown-rules/

The 1955 GMC L’Universelle Dream Truck

One of the most popular General Motors design concept models designed under the direction of Harley Earl was the 1955 GMC L’Universelle show van. The name “L’Universelle” is French and means “The Universal.” The model was a part of the Motorama shows during the 1950s, which created a huge buzz among crowds at the time.

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In January of 1955, GM debuted its ’55 L’Universelle show van at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, at the opening of that year’s Motorama. Though not a conventional “dream car” as one would normally find at the Motorama, it nonetheless shared the same level of innovation as the one-offs displayed by the General’s other divisions. Moreover, the bronze-colored van shared many of the same Harley Earl-inspired design elements used on both production and non-production GM cars of the time.

The L’Universelle concept model was designed under the direction of Charles Jordan, a creative and talented automotive/truck designer. Jordan, who had worked in the GMC studio, became one of GM’s youngest and brightest designers, creating many successful projects during the 1950s. The L’Universelle project started out as a box design with the engine positioned up front followed by a big box interior design for the driver and cargo area. The interior was designed around the engine, which had allowed a certain separation of the cargo area from the driver’s cab area.

Jordan along with many other GM design team employees, created a monospace form with large chrome bumpers and a compact style. Some automotive historians have said that the L’ Universelle show model offered a strong character line wrapped around the front and continuing along the sides before curving down to the rear wheels. The model also offered a panoramic windshield design, which became very popular on many vehicles during the 1950s. The front-end design offered the same look that found on passenger vehicles. The show truck also offered twin side doors which could open in a gullwing design for the driver or passengers.

Another person that was a part of the L’Universelle project was Philip Monaghan, the vice president and general manager of the GMC division at the time, who said, “The basic design of the L’Universelle is a panel delivery; minor manufacturing changes can convert it into a small bus, taxi, station wagon, or sportsman’s car.”

Although the concept truck was unveiled at the Motorama show in 1955, it never saw production. However, the L’Universelle concept did influence other Chevrolet truck designs during the 1960s. For example, the first passenger compact van by Chevrolet, the Greenbriar Corvair model, used a lower interior space design for passenger comfort and safety that came from the L’ Universelle.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/the-1955-gmc-luniverselle-dream-truck/

This Guy Used A.I. To See What The Kids Of Famous Ex-Couples Would Have Looked Like

Sarah Jessica Parker And Robert Downey Jr

According to Hidreley Diao: “Celebrities are constantly breaking up and getting back together and then breaking up again. Some split-ups were met with huge disappointment from the fans, because of how amazing they seemed together or how cute they were. Some—long-awaited, usually because the relationship was toxic or even resulted in abuse. Congratulations to these celebrities or anyone who escaped a “relationship” like that.

I decided to create edits of how the kids of famous couples would have looked if they’d never broken up, since we’re probably never finding out for real. I used artificial intelligence and some phone apps to create these images.

What do you think of these edits? Which couple was your favorite? Is there a couple you would like to see combined? Tell us in the comments and upvote the ones you like best!”

h/t: boredpanda

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth

Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart

Big Sean And Ariana Grande

Jennifer Aniston And Brad Pitt

Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber

Gisele Bündchen And Leonardo Dicaprio

Tom Cruise And Penelope Cruz

Justin Timberlake And Britney Spears

Miranda Kerr And Orlando Bloom

Arthur Miller And Marilyn Monroe

Ryan Reynolds And Scarlett Johansson

Courteney Cox And Michael Keaton

Val Kilmer And Cher

Sean Pen And Madonna

Lady Gaga And Christian Carino

Richard Gere And Cindy Crawford

Taylor Swift And Harry Styles

Rihanna And Chris Brown

Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/this-guy-used-a-i-to-see-what-the-kids-of-famous-ex-couples-would-have-looked-like/

Vintage Photographs of the Skiway Sky Bus Lift Used on Mt. Hood, Oregon From the 1950s

Using a modified city bus, a twin-engine design powered the wheels to turn cables in a pulley system that moved the tram back and forth above the slope. h/t: vintag.es Recreation in the Mt. Hood National Forest increased after the end of World War II. Skiing was a popular wintertime activity and Dr. J. Otto George envisioned a tramway connecting two popular skiing destinations: Government Camp and...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/vintage-photographs-of-the-skiway-sky-bus-lift-used-on-mt-hood-oregon-from-the-1950s/

Zipper Fastener Ship: Boat Shaped Like Giant Zip Puller Looks Like It’s Opening the Water

Japanese designer Yasuhiro Suziki has created a unique boat shaped like a giant zipper puller that looks like it’s opening up the water when sailing. Unveiled as part of the Designart Tokyo 2020 event, the zipper puller boat – officially known as ‘Zipper Fastener Ship’ – is the brain child of Japanese designer Yasuhiro Suzuki, who claims it was the result of a simple observation.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/zipper-fastener-ship-boat-shaped-like-giant-zip-puller-looks-like-its-opening-the-water/

Before Seatbelts and Airbags: Terrible Photos of Car Accidents in the Early 20th Century

A car and train collision on the level crossing at Weasenham Lane, Wisbech, March 4, 1910

By 1950, almost every race-car driver used safety seat belts.

American car manufacturers Nash (in 1949) and Ford (in 1955) offered seat belts as options, while Swedish Saab first introduced seat belts as standard in 1958. After the Saab GT 750 was introduced at the New York Motor Show in 1958 with safety belts fitted as standard, the practice became commonplace.

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Fatal racing accident, Illinois, 1910

In 1973, GM’s Oldsmobile Toronado became the first car ever with a passenger airbag. Later on, GM made its own air cushion restraint system (ACRS) available as an option for regular production cars such as Cadillacs, Oldsmobile and Buick models during 1974.

An early electric automobile hangs precariously off the Glen Road Bridge, Ontario in the winter of 1912

They made cars equipped with ACRS on the driver side, driver-side knee restraint, and the passenger side. The passenger side airbag protects front passengers, and also included a dual stage deployment, which depended on the force of impact.

Recently, I published bizarre vintage photos of steam engines after a boiler explosion from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

A car accident in 1912

An early automobile wreck, 1913

A classic car collision with a street lamp, 1918

Auto accident No. 1042 Bloor Street West near Walmer Road. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 4 March 1918

Car wreck with two wheels missing, 1918

Trolley vs car crash in Washington D.C., 1918

A two-car collision in Washington D.C., circa 1919

Car wreck from the late 1910s

A fashioned automobile crashed into tree, 1920

An overturned car, 1920

Traffic accident in Washington, D.C, 1920

A car collided with a bus in Waltham, Mass., 1921

Booze bootlegger car crash aftermath, 1922

Model “T” Ford wrecked on a median, 1922

Motor vehicle crash, 1922

Prohibition-era car wreck with boxes of moonshine, 1922

An antique motor vehicle wreck in 1926

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/before-seatbelts-and-airbags-terrible-photos-of-car-accidents-in-the-early-20th-century/

The 1986 Oldsmobile Incas Had The Wildest Dashboard You’ve Never Seen

Plenty of automakers today release autonomous car concepts that look like an ultra-modern living room inside. The steering wheel isn’t there, or it folds away, there’s big touchscreens everywhere—you get the gist. But 34 years ago, at the height of wonderfully strange ’80s design exercises, Italdesign really went for it in the Oldsmobile “Incas” concept with this Knight Rider-looking getup.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/the-1986-oldsmobile-incas-had-the-wildest-dashboard-youve-never-seen/

Energy-Saving Lighting System Turns Night Sky Purple in Sweden

iskandinav_mansur For the past couple of months, residents of two small towns on the southern coast of Sweden have been experiencing a peculiar nighttime phenomenon – the sky turning a bright magenta. The people Gislov and Trelleborg, two small Swedish towns located about 10 minutes apart, were originally alarmed by the bright purple sky above them, but their worries were quickly put to rest by...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/energy-saving-lighting-system-turns-night-sky-purple-in-sweden/

Cool Vintage Photos of Victorian People Posing With Their Penny-Farthings

The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler or ordinary, was the first machine to be called a “bicycle”. It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s, with its large front wheel providing high speeds (owing to it traveling a large distance for every rotation of the legs) and comfort (the large wheel provides greater shock absorption). h/t: vintag.es It became obsolete from the late 1880s...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/cool-vintage-photos-of-victorian-people-posing-with-their-penny-farthings/

The Rhino: A Bizarre Experimental All-Terrain Vehicle, 1954

The bizarre amphibious four-wheeled vehicle called Rhino was designed by the Greek-American inventor Elie Aghnides. In the 1940s, Aghnides was watching a tractor laboring through New York City’s Central Park and figured he could combine the stability of a bulldozer with the speed of a car, and create an efficient, all-terrain vehicle. h/t: rarehistoricalphotos Photo credit: John Dominis/

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/11/the-rhino-a-bizarre-experimental-all-terrain-vehicle-1954/