The Week in Pictures: Toaster Built From Scratch, Floating Cities, and More

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Toaster builder Thomas Thwaite, is an inspiration. He wanted to learn true self-sufficiency, based on a quote from Douglas Adams: "Left to his own devices he couldn't build a toaster. He could just about make a sandwich and that was it."

We also have post-apocalyptic floating cities and homes, the quick and dirty way to get winter cycling, sobering views of the Alberta Tar Sands, and more in The Week in Pictures.

This Old Toaster? I Built It From Scratch

So Thwaite built a toaster from scratch. Treehugger covered it, but now TED makes it a very funny video.

Read the full story: How To Build A Toaster From Scratch: The TED Talk

Photo: Thomas Thwaite