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Changing a flat tire is one of the things that every man needs to know how to do but hopes to never have to encounter because flats and blowouts are a giant pain in the butt. Michelin recently teamed up with GM to create the Uptis prototype–aka Unique Punctureproof Tire System–that is essentially an airless tire that just so happens to be made with 100% sustainable materials. What’s the performance like on a sports vehicle? How sustainable is it, really? Is it affordable? Is it functional? Is it really as effective as a traditional wheel and tire setup? We don’t have any of those answers because it’s just a prototype at this point. That said, we’re more than a little intrigued about what could be possible with something like the Uptis Prototype–especially if it’s run flat. Michelin Uptis Tires are only a prototype at this point, but the partnership with GM aims to introduce them on passenger cars as early as 2024 if everything goes to plan.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”