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Dumpster diving seals international victory in Chem-E-Car Challenge

Hurricane chem-a-car

The first annual International Chem-E-Car Challenge held recently in Glasgow had contestants develop miniature cars powered by chemical reaction to carry a small bottle of water 54.1 feet. The winning team from Oklahoma was a group of engineering students whose car arrived damaged during the shipping process. How did they save the day? Dumpster diving. A pizza box rescued from the hotel dumpster served as an alternate insulation source and enabled the team to get their hydrogen-powered car (codename Hurricane) race-ready and secure an international victory. We're gonna get those Macgyver kids to come by and fix our company Segways with some bottle caps.

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