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And now, some egg-citing automotive news

Are you too lazy to walk around to get from one place to another, but you don’t feel like buying a car? Are you bummed that the Segway never made the transition into mainstream American life? Have you given up on such luxuries as dignity and self-respect?

Get ready to have your mind blown.

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The music definitely adds to the pulse-pounding excitement.

No, Michael Bay is not making a Weebles movie. That’s something called a Hyundai E4U. Alex Lloyd at Yahoo’s Motoramic blog will now explain:

…At the Seoul Motor Show, [Hyundai's] engineers unveiled a moveable egg concept that promises speeds faster than a Segway, and a strange helmet that makes you look far cooler than any skateboarder could ever dream.

The egg is entitled the E4U – standing for Egg, Evolution, Electricity and Eco-friendliness. The result of an annual invention contest among Hyundai engineers in South Korea, the odd-egg was designed as a potential future of personal mobility: It can travel up to speeds just shy of 20 mph, weighs 176 lbs. (sounds mobile to me), and boasts a 24V battery attached to a 500W electric motor.

Here’s that awesome helmet:

You think we’ll be seeing this sort of innovation from North Korea anytime soon? I guess that’ll depend on how long it takes them to rebuild after they make us nuke the hell out of them, which I don’t doubt Obama will do, because killing people in other countries is only bad when Republicans do it.

Anyway. Maybe someday soon, you’ll be able to ride around in a giant egg with some sort of weird punchbowl on your head. To save the planet. Hey, we got any of that stimulus money left? No? Well, there’s plenty more where that came from.

(Hat tip: Burge)

P.S. No, the E4U doesn’t have a steering wheel. You control it with a yolk.