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Top Gear was filming on the Icelandic volcano hours before the eruption
An Icelandic volcano disrupts the world’s air traffic. What a story. The last time the world was grounded like this was World War 2, and I think it’s safe to say that there weren’t nearly as many people stranded in German airports at the time. Or any airport for that matter.
Luckily, we now have someone/something to blame. Top Gear, that massive British television show featuring chief mentalist and sometime car critic, Jeremy Clarkson, has been blamed for many things in the past. Thin-lipped woman with access to email and little else to do but form chihuahua organisations against everything on earth that is remotely fun have blamed the show for promoting smoking, driving, not using public transport, promoting swearing, promoting recklessness and of course, global warming.
And now it turns out we can blame them for grounding Europe. Awesome.
Click through for a (hilarious) press release from Top Gear, as well as an incredible gallery of pictures from the shoot on the volcano.
Here’s the full text, posted by Sam Phillips on the Top Gear blog:
The team used the same trucks that reached the North Pole in the spectacular race to the pole episode from a few years back. They modified the tyres to include a water cooler mechanism, which prevents the rubber from melting. Their were also lava-shields fitted to the roofs of the Toyotas. What a laugh.
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