Sunday, 28 January 2007

Care for a slice of Trabi?

'The car's body was made from a specifically designed fibre-reinforced plastic called Duroplast, a mixture of cotton and ground wood pulp soaked in artificial resin […]. Duroplast is notoriously hard to recycle, but strangely enough, is edible, and stories of Trabants being devoured by farmyard animals are quite common. Emir Kusturica's 1998 film Black Cat, White Cat contains a scene showing a Trabant being slowly eaten by pigs.'
from the article 'Around The Bloc' by Matt Robinson, in easyJet's in-flight magazine, December 2006 issue

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