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Pedicab

A pedicab is a pedal-powered taxicab. It looks like a giant tricycle with a couch in the back. It’s a green and clean form of transportation, but your speed is entirely dependent on how in shape your driver is and how many people you have crammed into the pedicab. You’ll see two couples snuggling in the back of the cab as the wheezing driver struggles to obtain a speed faster than 10 miles per hour. You can walk faster than most of them. You usually find pedicabs in groups of three or more waiting outside of tourist attractions in major cities, desperately hollering at people, begging for their business. I’m convinced that the pedicab industry is based entirely on pity. No self-respecting local would be caught dead in one. They are for tourists who are tired of walking and are too cheap to take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. I like the zero-emission concept, but there should be a way to make being green less embarrassing.

Critically Rated at 10/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Whistling With Your Fingers

I wish I knew how to whistle with my fingers. I know how to do a basic whistle, the normal whistle that everyone can do. But it seems like only a few people have mastered whistling with their fingers. It’s much louder and far more impressive. It’s a piercing shriek that demands attention. You’ll hear it at sports events during celebrations and in cliché movie scenes where they hail a taxicab. I’ve watched YouTube instructional videos where they teach you how to finger whistle. They break down all the steps so I can pinpoint the exact moment where I fail. I can spend about three and a half minutes blowing spit and saliva between my fingers before I get lightheaded and give up. Maybe I’m not supposed to know how to finger whistle. I would only use it for evil anyway.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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