A group of Missouri seventh and eighth graders built a car in their industrial technology class, and while the vehicle may not look like much—its body is made of corrugated plastic, after all—it’s awfully impressive at the pump. The single-seat car gets 358 miles per gallon—good enough gas mileage to win the Missouri SuperMileage Challenge against a bevy of much older competitors. The car is powered by a 35cc engine that churns out a whopping 1.3 horsepower, and drivers conserved on gas by implementing a pulse-and-glide method of driving—pushing the engine harder for short bursts and then coasting off the resulting power surge. (Fox News)

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Paul Asay has written for Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. He writes about culture for Plugged In and has published several books, including his newest, Burning Bush 2.0 (Abingdon), available now. He lives in Colorado Springs. Check out his entertainment blog at Patheos.com/Blogs/WatchingGod or follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.