Charlie the hamster has truly blazed new ground for his species. He has steered a massive truck weighing more than 16 tons, which is about 33,000 pounds more than he weighs. The 6-ounce rodent was drafted by Volvo to show the world just how easy it is to steer the new FMX construction truck.
The trial took place in a quarry in Spain. A specialized hamster cage/wheel was attached to the truck's steering wheel. Charlie was led around with a carrot for motivation, making him perhaps the cheapest chauffeur in history.… Read more