Jun
12
2012

Is there a word for the state of mind where you believe a story…

…simply because you want it to be true, and there’s no harm in believing it?

Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car

According to Merriam-Webster, ingenuity can be defined as “skill or cleverness in devising or combining” or “cleverness or aptness of design or contrivance.” We’d say that’s an apt description of a Frenchman named Emile who reportedly found himself stranded in the deserts of Northwest Africa after breaking a frame rail and a suspension swingarm underneath his Citroën 2CV.

What to do? Why, disassemble the broken hulk and build yourself a motorcycle from its pile of parts, of course!

Via Instapundit. Personally, if I was running the world – or just a genius at auto design – I’d give serious consideration for figuring out a standard way to do this for any car.  As the Victorian adventuress said once about carrying a pistol: one would not often need this, but when one does need it one tends to need it quite badly.

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