The Future (Or is it?) of Transport – Run Your Car on Water

What would cars be like in the future? Would it be like a hover craft, like we see in the sci-fi movies? It would be nice if that were the case. However, in the real world it will be highly improbable to happen because of the increasing cost of gas.

A car that runs on water is highly probable to be the mode future of transport. In fact it exists today. In the 90s Stanley Mayer invented a car that runs on water. Unfortunately, the inventor died during March of 1998. Today, there are many inventors who claimed that they developed a water running car. However, some of the claims are dubious. Nonetheless, the technology is available.

This innovative invention works by means of Hydrogen electrolysis; it separates the hydrogen while maintaining the stability of water. Hydrogen is then converted into energy. It is easy to install if you have the necessary information and it is cost efficient. A gallon can run for miles. These kits are available now! Over 10,000 people have converted their cars and trucks. Everyday these kits become more popular due to the high rise of gas. They reason they are becoming so popular is because they are very simple to install if you purchase a home kit. They provide blueprints, videos, and step by step guide. If you purchase the right kit you can have these installed on your car with NO mechanical skills in 90 minutes. If you have some mechanical skills you could install these kits in 45 minutes easily.

Motorcycle Helmet – Proper Fitting

It is essential when purchasing a motorcycle helmet to ensure it is a proper fit. Not all helmets are made the same. So keep in mind as you are reading that you may wear a medium from one manufacturer and a large from another. What one manufacturer calls a medium, another calls a large, even though they may be the same physical size inside the helmet. For safety reasons and for comfort, it is imperative to get the proper fitting helmet. After all, this is the most important piece of motorcycle gear worn.

Thinking about purchasing a motorcycle helmet? Then keep reading. Do not take the manufacturers labeled size for granted unless you want to make a second trip to your motorcycle dealer. Below is a list of necessary steps you should take in determining the proper size for your head.

1. Measuring the head is a starting point for the entire helmet sizing procedure. Due to varying shapes, heads that are apparently the same size when measured by a tape may not necessarily fit the same size motorcycle helmet. So remember, this is a rough guide and a starting point, and depending upon your head shape, this step alone may not provide a perfect fit.

a) Using a cloth tape measure is best, but any tape measure will work.

b) The circumference of the head should be measured at a point approximately one inch above the eyebrows in front, and at a point in the back of the head that results in the largest possible measurement. Take several measurements, to make sure you have the largest one.

2. Hat Size – Use your hat size as another starting gauge in determining motorcycle helmet size.

3. Select a motorcycle helmet to try on based upon your head measurement and hat size. Most helmets have printed on the sizing tag either the inside diameter of the helmet, the hat size, or both. If your measurement and hat size are exactly between two sizes, round up to the next largest size as a starting point.

4. Now that you have the helmet on your head, it is time for the visual check.

a. Your eyes should be approximately in the center, with the top edge of the liner padding just above the eyebrows.

b. Now that you are wearing the helmet, use a mirror to look carefully at the way it fits. Check to see if the cheek pads are in contact with the cheeks. Is there excess pressure on the cheeks? Look for gaps between the temples and the brow pad. Check the back of the helmet where the neck roll (if the helmet has one) makes contact with the neck. Does it touch at all? Or is it pushing the helmet away at the rear, causing it to roll down over the eyes in front?

5. After you have made your visual check, grab the helmet in your hands, one on either side of the helmet, and try to rotate the helmet from side-to-side. Note any movement of the skin while doing this, as well as the amount of resistance to movement. Hold your head steady to do this.
Next check movement up and down, again noting skin movement and resistance. If in either test there was little or no skin movement, and/or the helmet moved very easily, the helmet is too large. A properly fitted motorcycle helmet will cause the skin to move as the helmet moves. And, it will feel to the wearer as if evenly distributed pressure is being continuously exerted around the head. Keep in mind that helmets, like shoes, will break in over time. For this reason, the best approach is to select a helmet that is as snug as possible, and take into consideration the length of time it will be worn.

For Example: A drag racer’s helmet can be very tight, because it will only be worn for a few minutes at a time. On the other hand, a police officer, who wears a helmet for hours at a time is more concerned with comfort.

6. Retention Check – THIS TEST IS VERY IMPORTANT. Now fasten the chin strap, so you can check it. After the strap has been tightly fastened, hold your head steady, and note that this test may be a little uncomfortable, but that it is very important. Reach over the top of the helmet, grabbing the bottom edge with your fingers. Then try to roll the helmet off your head. If it comes off, it is undoubtedly too large. Do not use a helmet that can be rolled off the head with the strap fastened! Go to the next smaller size and go back to step number four.

7. Confirming Proper Fit. One way to confirm your evaluation of proper fit is to try on motorcycle helmets that are one size larger and one size smaller than the one you think is right. Keep in mind that people gravitate towards larger sizes, so don’t be afraid to go smaller and snugger as long as the helmet is comfortable and fits the type of riding you do.

8. When shopping on the internet for motorcycle helmets, only purchase from web sites that provide a sizing chart for that particular brand of helmet. Do not rely on a “catch-all” sizing chart because as stated earlier, sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. The sizing chart should contain the head circumference and associated helmet size, and possibly a hat size comparison. If you are still not sure what size to get and want to purchase from the internet because of low prices or availability, go to your local motorcycle dealer and try the helmet on first.

Solid Brass Cabinet Knobs and Pulls – How to Choose Replacements For the Home

Solid brass is one of the best materials for home hardware because it can be cast in a variety of designs that range from simple to highly ornate and it is available in a variety of finishes. For example, did you know that a solid brass knob can come in a polished chrome (silver colored) finish? It is a common misconception that brass equals a gold tone when, in fact, it can range from a shiny gold tone to dark bronze (almost black) finishes.

Brass is a highly malleable material and that has made it an ideal choice for metal work throughout history. Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper and this combination can create several different types of brass for different applications. Brass has many other qualities that make it a popular material such as its high resistance to tarnish.

Brass hardware can be lacquered or unlacquered – a lacquer coating will be more resistant to tarnish over time. Most unlacquered polished brass will quickly become darker in tone. Once brass is “finished” it will have a coat of lacquer applied to prevent protect the color and prevent the finish from becoming darker. Brass is available in Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Polished Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze finishes.

Brass hardware is a great choice for the home – not only because of its durability over time but because it is a user friendly material. For example, plastic is a common choice because it is resistant to breaks. That’s true but did you know that plastic can also warp and discolor? Thinner metals or even brass coated materials may seem like a pocket book friendly alternative but these metals will tarnish, scratch and dent easily. Knobs and drawer pulls are frequently banged, scratched and of course pulled and pushed every day – rough treatment requires strong materials to resist that damage.

Selecting new cabinet knobs and pulls should be a fun process that enhances your home design and will ease the burdens of daily life (such as hard to open doors and drawers). Search for patterns that coordinate with an existing theme or create an entirely new theme throughout every room in the home. Remember that solid brass hardware is available for door, window and general home hardware so it is easy to select a pattern that will be available for all your home hardware needs. Remember to search for solid brass (not brass plated) and be sure to ask questions.

The ABC’s of Renting a Car at the Larnaca International Airport

There is nothing worse than debarking from a long flight and having to arrange ground transportation to get to the car rental facility. Airport car rentals are much more convenient because they are located adjacent to the airport, eliminating the need for an additional journey. When visiting Larnaca on the island of Cyprus, always reserve a car from a rental facility located near the airport.

Larnaca International Airport

Larnaca International Airport is located just 2.5 miles southwest of Larnaca, the third largest city on Cyprus. This city is attractively positioned on the southern coast of the island nation, making it a popular vacation destination. Flights to this destination originate from all over the world and this International Airport serves as a major international gateway, making it the 70th busiest airport in Europe.

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, visitors can find affordable plane tickets to paradise. Once they land at the airport, they must find a way to their destination. Buses and taxis are available for airport transfers but buses can be crowded and taxi service is expensive, with surcharges imposed for heavy luggage and on holidays. Renting a car is a more convenient and economical option.

Larnarca Airport Car Rentals

Renting a vehicle from a facility near the airport gets travelers on the road quickly and without hassle. Drivers present a valid license, complete some paperwork, and are on their way. If this is their first visit to the local area, they should ask rental car representatives for local maps and directions to their hotels. They can also get tips on the best places to eat and where to spend leisure time while on the island.

The rainy season begins in late September, so drivers should be prepared to use their windshield wipers. Following the laws of the road and driving defensively helps to minimize accidents. Driving laws in Cyprus follow most European standards so drivers from the western world should become familiar with these practices because they are different from the rules at home.

Drivers can book their airport car rentals online so their vehicles are waiting for them upon arrival at the airport. Many facilities offer new cars with the most popular features and charge very reasonable prices whether the vehicles will be rented for a weekend or a month. Cars can be picked up immediately after debarking the plane, getting visitors on their way without a wait.