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Top Gear Thursday: Hammond, May and Clarkson Tackle Tough Scientific Questions

Richard Hammond isn’t a scientist but he sometimes plays one on TV.

He’s currently the host for a National Geographic show, airing in the U.K., called Science of Stupid, which explains the real science behind zany YouTube clips.

Top Gear Thursday: Watch the World’s Fastest Lawn Mower

It’s official. Top Gear magazine and Honda, working in tandem, have broken the world speed record for a lawn mower. And yes, Top Gear wasn’t quite sure about the pressing need for a lawn mower that goes 116.

Peaches Geldof Dead at 25

Sad news on this April 7: British model, writer, and TV personality Peaches Geldof, daughter of rocker/humanitarian Sir Bob Geldof and the late British TV host Paula Yates, has died at age 25, BBC NEWS reports.

Top Gear Thursday: Check Out TG-Inspired Real-Life Challenges

Top Gear travels all over the planet, finding inspiration for its epic challenges in real world places from Burma to the Arctic. But, like many of the roads traveled by Top Gear, it’s a two-way street, as fans have devised their Top ...

Top Gear Thursday: Relive the Wild Ride of Season 21

It’s all over but the clowning. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May got together on the last studio shoot of Season 21 to reflect on this series’ highlights.

Top Gear Thursday: Our Heroes Attempt to Build Their Own Bridge on the River Kwai

If you’re at all familiar with the travel antics of Top Gear, you probably know that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May aren’t exactly David Lean-style heroes. (Clarkson of Arabia?

Top Gear Thursday: The Boys Drive Across Burma, Chart Race to Sydney on Twitter

Like in the 1945 Errol Flynn movie, Top Gear’s objective next week is Burma. In fact, the challenge is to recreate a scene from another World War II movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Top Gear Thursday: The Stig Visits Your Smartphone, ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Visits ‘Top Gear’

Some say he won’t stop until he’s achieved world domination… all we know is, he’s called The Stig—and starting today, he’ll be on your smartphone, where you can race him in a new free game. Released by BBC Worldwide, Top ...

Top Gear Thursday: Hammond Drives ‘Preposterous Machine’ in Dubai, Appears on ‘Phineas and Ferb’

“I’m not going to pretend that this is anything but a preposterous machine,” said Richard Hammond of his extended test drive of the brand new Mercedes-Benz G63 66 on this week’s show. The car—though you might be tempted ...

Top Gear Thursday: Clarkson, May and Hammond Go to Ukraine

In next week’s show, our intrepid hosts demonstrate their … intrepidity (it’s a word, honest, we looked it up) on a trip to Ukraine, a journey which ends up in the heart of Chernobyl. A reviewer for the Telegraph wrote that it is ...