The Sceptic Tank had its sights set this week: oh yes, a Deutsche Post scheme to deliver a calendar one day at time was really going to get it. "Think of the wasted paper," we would implore, before effortlessly rattling off a witty yet pointed gag concerning the glaring potential for missing out February 29th.
Yes, there we were, poised above the keys, snark at the ready... when an electric flippin' unicycle dropped into our inbox! Complete with a quite remarkable video showing commuters nonchalantly pootling about on something resembling a circular saw.
The website boasts the Solowheel can travel at up to 12 miles an hour for 12 miles after a 45 minute charge. And you won't need the Sceptic Tank's dazzling array of circus skills to master it. Manchester-based manufacturers MGL Enterprises say it is "significantly quicker to learn than a bicycle" and uses gyroscope technology to balance itself.
"Ideal for city centre commuters, the purpose of the Solowheel is to make electronic transportation convenient, compact and fun," MGL says, before adding that you'll get a chance to test this claim as it tours the country later this year.
Sadly, the Tank' salary of 12 HobNobs a week - that's right, we got a pay rise! - isn't quite enough to cover the hefty £999 retail price. Perhaps we should join Deutsche Post - seems like they've got money to burn.
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