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Back in high school, prom night saw several of the senior elite roll up to the dance in fancy limos. Something tells me that if I had pulled the same move in this funny stretch limousine electric tricycle, I might not have gotten a quick invite to the cool kids’ table. But that’s ok. Life’s too short to care about anything other than having fun — and this trike has fun written all over it in size 12,000 font.

Electric tricycles have made it into the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week series before, but not like this.

Past entries have included electric three-wheeled RV campers and electric drift trikes, but this is by far the longest trike I’ve seen.

The rear bed (cage?) measures 1.6 x 6 meters (5′ x 20′), and that’s not even including the cab.

The old adage says size might not matter, but no one told that to whoever designed this ladder on wheels.

I’m not quite sure what was going through their heads this time. Maybe they just had a pile of extra rails and decided to use them all up on the last trike of the day.

Or perhaps someone accidentally missed a decimal point on a spec sheet, and this is what rolled off of the assembly line.

However, this extended-release trike made it into the world, and I’m just glad it did!

I guess it’s probably designed more for rural work, which would make sense. Why order a logging truck when a logging trike can do the same thing with one less wheel? Or maybe take it on a hayride. You could fit everyone from town in just one loop!

Or maybe it’s an agricultural shuttle bus. At the end of the day, all the farmhands can hop in the back and ride off towards the sunset — or the closest bus stop. It may not be covered in the back, but at least the driver gets a fully enclosed cabin and even a working windshield wiper. So that’s 50 drenched dudes in the back and one happy clam up front.

With a maximum of a 4 kW motor, the acceleration is likely anywhere from peppy when the trike is empty, all the way to a snail’s crawl when it is fully loaded down.

The top speed of 30 km/h (18 mph) sounded a bit disappointing to me at first. But the more I thought about it, the more reason began to kick in. How fast do I really want to be going in this thing? A full bore, I think I might just punch through the wall on any sharp turn, so maybe slower is the way to go here. Frankly, it looks like it has both the turning radius and stability of a canoe.

But at least this rolling scaffolding should be able to ride all day. It sports an 8.6 kWh battery, which is easily 3-4x the size of most electric scooter batteries. I guess when you have this much space, it’d be a shame not to fill it with batteries.

I’m no stranger to trike trucks — I’ve even done a full review on a pretty fun one. But they are usually much closer to the electric bicycle end of the spectrum. On the other hand, these Asian trikes are much more vehicle-centric, which obviously adds to their utility and charm.

You know what else adds to their charm? The fact that they can be yours for the low, low price of just $2,000! Of course, that doesn’t include shipping, which isn’t going to be cheap since you’d pretty much need an entire 40′ shipping container to move one of these around the world.

But hey, we can dream about having our own stretch limousine electric tricycle. Next time they need someone to move a wind turbine blade, they’ll know who to call.

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Taylor Swift’s dad accused of punching photographer in face after Sydney show




Taylor Swift's dad accused of punching photographer in face after Sydney show

An Australian photographer claims he was punched by Taylor Swift’s dad in Sydney following the singer’s concert.

Ben McDonald said he told police the incident happened at Neutral Bay Wharf, where Swift and her dad had just come ashore from a yacht hours after the singer’s final show in the city.

While officers did not release names, police said they are investigating an alleged assault by a 71-year-old man on a 51-year-old man at 2.30am local time.

Swift’s representatives have not responded to a request for comment, but a spokesperson told Rolling Stone magazine two people were “aggressively pushing” to get to Swift.

They added that the people grabbed security and threatened a member of the singer’s staff.

Mr McDonald said media had been waiting to picture the star as she walked towards two cars.

“There were about four or five security there and at one point, one of the American security started shoving his umbrella into me and my camera and then Taylor got in her car,” he said.

“Someone else came running at me and punched me in the left side of my face.

“Initially, I thought it was an Australian security that was trying to be the hero of the moment in the front of the Americans, but as it turned out it was her father.”

Mr McDonald said he recognised Swift’s father, Scott Swift, from a picture online – adding that he doesn’t have any bruising and didn’t need any treatment.

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“In 23 years, I haven’t been assaulted and punched in the chops, particularly by the talent’s dad,” he said.

“We didn’t go rushing down the jetty. We didn’t go rushing to the back of the boat. We waited for her to come up. Kept it very civil.

“But no, they… put the umbrellas up and umbrellas over her and then shove the umbrellas into our faces and then make out that we’re the ones making contact with them.”

Swift left the country on Tuesday after more than 600,000 fans saw her Eras Tour performance across seven concerts.

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Matthew Perry’s X account ‘hacked by fraudsters’ urging donation to fake foundation




Matthew Perry's X account 'hacked by fraudsters' urging donation to fake foundation

The X account of Matthew Perry has been targeted by hackers, according to reports.

A foundation set up in honour of the Friends star, who died last October, appeared to be the target of a link in a pinned post at the top of his profile urging people to donate.

However, the post actually linked to duplicate site.

An Instagram post from the Matthew Perry Foundation said: “We have received reports that Matthew’s official X page has been hacked and is directing users to a fraudulent site soliciting donations via cryptocurrency.

“Please do not donate to this site or share the fraudulent posts on social media.

“ is the only website associated with the Foundation, and we are only accepting donations through this site.”

A caption added: “This is the only official Matthew Perry Foundation Instagram account, and we will only ever post official Foundation communications.

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“Please report imposter accounts, and do not submit donations through any channel other than #MatthewPerry.”

The post was also flagged by X’s community notes feature saying that the account had been hacked and the link was fake.

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Perry’s death was ruled an accident from the “acute effects of ketamine”. The actor, was found “unresponsive in the pool at his residence” on 28 October last year.

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Remembering Matthew Perry

Most famous for playing Chandler Bing in hit US sitcom, Perry was open about his battle with addiction, setting up a sober living facility for men who were also struggling.

Following his death, the foundation was created in his name to help those struggling with addiction.

Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green in Friends, was among those who urged support of the foundation.

The actor was recently honoured during the in memoriam segment at the SAG Awards, after there was controversy at the BAFTAs following his omission from their remembrance roll call.

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Producer accuses Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs of forcing him to have sex with prostitutes




Producer accuses Sean 'Diddy' Combs of forcing him to have sex with prostitutes

A music producer has accused Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs of sexually assaulting him and forcing him to have sex with prostitutes.

The suit, filed in New York, accuses the music mogul of repeated instances of unwanted groping and sexual touching.

It also says the music producer was forced to work in a bathroom while Combs showered and wandered around in the nude.

Combs’ lawyer, Shawn Holley, labelled the events described in the lawsuit “pure fiction”.

“We have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies,” he said.

“We will address these outlandish allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them.”

In the lawsuit, the producer claims Combs made him solicit sex workers and pressured him to sleep with them.

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It also described a time when the producer suspected he had been drugged after waking up in a bed with a pair of prostitutes.

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The claim is one of several sexual assault lawsuits filed against Combs in recent months, including a lawsuit from the R&B singer Cassie that was settled last year.

Another of Combs’ accusers is a woman who claims he raped her two decades ago when she was 17-years-old.

Combs has denied all the allegations.

In a statement in December, he described the claims as “sickening” and his accusers of “looking for a quick payday”.

“Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth,” he said.

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