Friday, November 16, 2012 10:21:00 AM | by v-nihill
Hungarian farmer Istvan Puskas poses with the motorcycle he spent two years building out of firewood.
A worker tests a car in the shape of a woman's show in Hyderabad, India. The shoe is part of a series by Indian car designer Sudhakar Yadav and it can run at a maximum speed of 28 mph.
Smoke from a wood stove comes out of a chimney as Pascal Prokop drives his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon during cold winter weather on a road near Zurich.
Wu Yulu, a farmer from a village near Beijing, drives his rickshaw pulled by a walking robot he made.
Wang Jian, who worked at a garage for more than a decade, built this replica of a Lamborghini Reventon out of old cars. The car reportedly can reach 160 mph.
Sudhakar Yadav of India rides a car shaped like a cricket bat in Hyderabad.
A woman and her son sit inside the capsule of an electric tricycle as they drive along a main road in central Beijing.
Artist Roongrojna Sangwongprisarn pumps up the tire of a motorcycle made from recycled parts at a workshop in Bangkok.
Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni holds his bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard.
Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni rides his cardboard bicycle in central Israel. Gafni hopes to change transportation habits all over the world.
Car designer Sudhakar Yadav drives a car shaped like a pool table in Hyderabad, India. The car can reach 28 mph.
A woman rides a unicycle at a park in Shanghai.
Zhang Wuyi sits in his two-seat submarine during a test at a pool near a shipyard in Wuhan, China. Zhang has made six miniature submarines for harvesting aquatic products, such as sea cucumber. They have a diving depth of less than 100 feet and can travel for 10 hours.
Bernd Weise pilots his 1961 Amphicar down the Grand Canal, past the Rialto bridge, in Venice, Italy.
A penny-farthing bicycle arrives at Buckingham Palace in London.
Jose Alberto Sarmiento closes the roof of his 1957 Messerschmitt KR200 microcar on a street in Havana. The bubble car has been in his family since before the Cuban Revolution.
Bicycle designer Didi Senft poses with his ''guitar bicycle'' in Storkow, Germany.
Lei Zhiqian rides a modified bicycle across the Hanjiang River in China. The bicycle is equipped with eight empty water containers at the bottom.
Takashi Sudo, a student at Osaka Sangyo University, sits in a car powered by Panasonic Oxyride batteries before a Guinness World Record attempt. Panasonic and Osaka Sangyo University claim to have achieved a record for the fastest car powered by dry cell batteries with an avarage speed of 65.8 mph for 0.6 miles, using 192 AA dry cell batteries.
A woman tries out a homemade car on the outskirts of Shenyang, China.
German bicycle designer Didi Senft built this vehicle from an East German Trabant car.
Zhang Yali, 49, tests a giant bicycle designed and made by him and his friends in Jilin, China.
Ding Shilu tests his homemade aircraft at a frozen reservoir in Shenyang, China. The aircraft weighs about 287 pounds, is made of recycled materials and cost about $400 to build.
Dirk Gion and Stefan Simmerer drive the Wind-Explorer, a wind powered car, across Australia. The car runs on batteries which are recharged by a windmill every night.
A worker paints a three-wheeled car shaped like a purse in Hyderabad, India.
Li Jingchun, a farmer, looks on as his family makes an aircraft in Xiahe, China.
Ruslan Mukanov, a 24-year-old car mechanic, drives his homemade replica of the Rolls-Royce Phantom in Shakhtinsk, Kazakhstan. Mukanov created the replica out of an old Mercedes.
A man rides his makeshift motorcycle during a biker festival in Logoisk, Belarus.
Bicycle designer Didi Senft rides his ''Santa Claus" bicycle in Storkow, Germany.
The Project P.U.M.A. prototype is shown during a test drive in New York. General Motors and Segway are developing an electric two-seat, two-wheel vehicle.
Emile Wamsteker-General Motors/Handout/Reuters
Artist Frank Boelter sits in his lifesize paper boat as he leaves a shipyard in Lauenburg, Germany. The boat was crafted from a 550-square-foot piece of paper.
German bicycle designer Didi Senft rides his ''Laufrad'' (Running wheel) in Mannheim, Germany.
Li Zhiyuan rides a paddle boat made of a recycled materials on a river in Hefei, China. Li spent a month making the boat out of a bicycle, discarded wood and a tire.
Bicycle designer Didi Senft, also known as the Tour de France devil, poses on top of his ''Klingelfisch'' (Bell Fish) bicycle in Storkow, Germany. The vehicle made of pieces of 10,000 bicycle bells.
This motorcycle modified to look like giant woman's shoe rolls down a street in Marikina City in the Phillippines. The city government spent about $1,600 to build the shoe to promote Marikina's main shoe-making industry.