Retailer gets his motor running

An Indiana hardware store gained some notoriety last week when a photo of a motorized barstool went viral on the Internet. But for the last three years, Hardware Plus, a Do it Best dealer in Osceola, Ind., has been making any number of unusual motorized vehicles, according to an article in the South Bend Tribune.

Owner Chris Hughes and his staff have strapped on motors -- usually from power washers or lawn mowers -- to anything you can sit on, including Lazy Boy recliners and toilets. Hughes said he got the idea from a motorized cooler he once saw at a trade show.