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Supercar Blondie tests the world’s worst car gadget

Published: 31/Jul/2020 17:11

by Kieran Bicknell

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Occasionally inventions come along which make you stop and wonder just what on earth the creators were thinking. In the latest video to hit her channel, Supercar Blondie tests an invention that will make you do just that.

There are some things in life that we would all love to see automated. Menial tasks such as cleaning, ironing, or watering the lawn are probably sat somewhere near the top of that list, but there aren’t many people who complain about their car cover not being automated.

It seems perhaps the company that made this ‘automated car cover’ may have made a product that no one was actually asking for in the first place.

Not quite what we’d hoped for…

Retrieving the device from the McLarens frunk, the YouTuber shows off a strange UFO-shaped object with a solar panel on top. Offering no explanation as to what the device is, she places the device atop the roof of the car and stands back in anticipation of what comes next.

Upon activation, the entire top half of the device lifts up to allow the in-built car cover to expand from its storage space, with the aim of cloaking the car in its weatherproof cover automatically. Should it have worked correctly, this would’ve actually been really impressive. Unfortunately (and predictably) it failed miserably

The car cover deployed automatically (after putting up a bit of a fight) via the remote as per its design, but it turns out that it is actually way too small to fit the McLaren. Clearly measurements weren’t taken prior to ordering!

Supercar Blondie Car Cover McLaren

You do get a bag of random goodies though

To its credit, the car cover did retract back into the strange UFO-like case as it was meant to. That then leaves the big question here.. just why would you spend $200 on this?

As well as the somewhat pointless automatic car cover, she also received a bag of goodies to go with the device. These included a set of mini jump leads that didn’t actually connect to anything, some badly-translated instructions, and a rudimentary bike lock-style anti-theft device.

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TikTokker explains how she managed to live in her car for over a year

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.

Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.

According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.

TikTok star Nikita crump lives in car
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Nikita has been living in her car for over a year.

Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”

Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.

In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.

Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.

“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.

Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.

@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei

In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.

Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.

The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.