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OhGizmo has a feature today about the new Hungarian Kenguru car, which seems pretty amazing from OhGizmo's write-up (the Kenguru site has their own write-up, but it's a slightly harder read in Hungarian). But here's why this vehicle is so exciting: the car is specifically designed for wheelchair-bound folks, and it has high hopes of giving people back their independence. The concept is really simple. You just wheel yourself in through the back of the car, click your chair into place, and then drive off. And even the controls are easy: the car is operated by a joystick. Of course, the car doesn't look like it has much clearance from the pics, or much room to carry things, but I imagine all those tweaks will get ironed out in later models.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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