Eyad Atassi

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What it's like to build a Lamborghini V12 by hand

It's one thing to open up an Aventador's V12 on the open road; it's another entirely to build one with your own hands. Join us on the line in Sant'Agata.<p>A little over a decade ago, Lamborghini's V12 assembly line looked like a colorized version of the black-and-white photos in the company museum. A …

Sports Cars

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Mr. Bean's twice-wrecked McLaren F1 sells for $12 million

Rowan Atkinson gets $12.2 million for the 1997 McLaren F1 he put 41,000 miles on—and crashed twice.<p><i>UPDATE, 6/9/2015: Jalopnik reports that Atkinson's McLaren F1 has sold for £8 million, or roughly $12.2 million at today's exchange rate. Below, our original post from 1/23/2015, when Atkinson first</i> …

Rowan Atkinson

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

The future of US air travel doesn’t look pretty

I had a terrible travel experience earlier this week, trying to get from New York’s LaGuardia Airport back down the east coast to my home airport in North Carolina. And I wasn’t alone. My misery was due to a massive summer storm front that swept eastward, causing damage and delays from the Ohio …

Flying

Why Obama Is Right and Wrong About Syria

Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, history is repeating itself a second time as a tragedy in Syria.<p>Then as now, indifference, incompetence and procrastination underline UN shortcomings and Western double standard. As if we've learned nothing, zero, zip, zilch, nada.<p>Now as then, the …