Video of the Day: Homemade Street Sweeping Machine

By Nicholas Jackson

A little ingenuity goes a long way. Check out this street sweeper that was spotted -- and videotaped -- on the streets of China. Someone had the bright idea to lash together a bunch of brooms and center them over a motor mounted on the back of a truck. When the motor is engaged and the truck takes to the street, any debris is pushed off onto the shoulder

H/T Neatorama.

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