Michael Thompson, a carpenter in Norfolk, England, may have just won a one-pound bet. He claimed that he could build anything out of wood, so a friend challenged him to build a wooden bicycle. Thompson calls his creation a "Splinter-Bike." Host Scott Simon speaks with Thompson about his bike, which has only one gear, no brakes and weighs 71 pounds.
Wooden Bike Settles A Bet, Complete With Splinters
By NPR Staff • May 28, 2011