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Electric Yellow Car

Bringing you the very best in all things smile-worthy – this week’s MMSM includes electric vehicles that Fred Flinstone would be proud of, the view from the space station and a mashed potato machine. Really. I defy you not to smile at least once while you read this.


Move over Fred Flintstone! I bet you thought pedal-powered vehicles would never make it onto our roads (well, you know, except the bicycles). Well they have. The Elf runs on battery and solar power for 30 miles before the driver has to….pedal. Yes, you heard that right.

The very thought of pedaling a car through the streets just brings this image to mind. And that made me smile. Fair play to them for going green, though. (For another bonus link that made me smile, check out an electric bike – kickstarting [in more ways than one] soon).


For those of us who live in North America, a slurpee on a hot day is a must, and there’s only one place to go. But now, the winter months seem to be covered too – with a mashed potato vending machine.

Mash Potato Vending Machine

via Gizmodo

Sheer wonderfulness, silliness, yumminess. Possibly. If anything makes you smile today, it has to be this.


Most of us have wondered at some point in our lives what it would be like to be an astronaut. Go on, admit it, you have. If you haven’t then maybe this will change your mind. Turns out the view from up there is *pretty* *flipping* *amazing*:

via Knate Myers

We all know that astronauts are an amazing mix of part fighter pilot, part scientist, part stuntman, part daredevil, but when would you have time to be any of those things when your nose was plastered to the window all day taking in views like these? I didn’t know whether to smile at this video or shed a tear at the sheer awesome beuaty of the tiny marble we live on. So I did both.


Quick Grins

One of the best pieces of graffiti I’ve ever seen (spoiler: it involves Lego).

These guys! (pugs as Darth Vader and Yoda)

Quad copters flying in formation using imaging technology.

Darth Vader and a young Anakin have a chat. Wonderful.


Seen anything this week that has made you smile? Let me know in the comments, or send them on Twitter (using the #MakeMeSmileMonday tag).