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Mechanic takes motorized couch for a spin

A New Zealand mechanic who designed a motorized couch with a top speed of 37 mph said his creation has been admired by townspeople, even police officers.

Josh Steeg of Hastings said he and some friends took the couch for an Easter spin through Napier as part of a scheme to attract business for his mechanical work and perhaps even the couch itself, Hawkes Bay Today reported Monday.

"Who knows, someone might see it as a great opportunity to do some advertising," Steeg said.

The couch has a 2008 Yamaha Jog motor, a stereo system and speedometer, and it pulls a refreshment trailer.

Steeg said the rig was a hit with people in the community.

"Police had a look at us but it was all good. It's only the second time I've had it out for a run. If I had a dollar for every time someone stopped us to take a photo today, I'd be rich," he said. (UPI)

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시내버스 속도로 달리는 ‘폭주 쇼파’

시속 60km까지 속도를 낼 수 있는 ‘움직이는 쇼파’가 발명돼 관심을 모으고 있다.

화제의 쇼파는 뉴질랜드 헤이스팅스 출신 정비공 조시 스티익(Josh Steeg)씨가 발명한 것으로 2008년산 야마하 엔진, 음향 시스템, 속도계, 다과 트레일러 등으로 구성되어 있다.

스티익 씨는 부활절 기간에 맞추어 친구들과 함께 네이피어 시에서 쇼파 시운전을 마쳤다고 뉴질랜드 현지 언론사에서 보도했다.

스티익 씨는 “혹시 홍보 효과를 볼 수 있을까 하는 생각에 시운전을 했다”며 “사람들 사이에서 인기가 많았다”고 말했다.
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