The Tata Nano is billed as the world’s cheapest car. But not, apparently, when you consider the cost per mile to operate it. In the photo at left, a Nano finds a spectacular way to say “Ta-ta” to its owner: bursting into flames on the way home from the dealership where it had just been purchased.
As seen in this article from OneIndia.in, the Indian press is taking it seriously – this being at least the third reported incident of the Tata’s external combustion engine.
Back in the USA, there’s a lot to learn from the issue. For instance, here’s how it could appear in standardized testing:
Tata is to Toyota as:
- the Cleveland Browns are to the Cleveland Indians;
- Jesse James is to Tiger Woods;
- Tiger Woods is to David Letterman;
- “Hey look, a blimp” is to “What did you do with my investments, Mr. Madoff?”