31.1.09

Wet Bloopers

I know this is the middle of winter. Look at what you could be doing!!

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30.1.09

The End of a Boeing

This is a Boeing 720b at the very end of its life. It's pretty sad in a way. . .

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29.1.09

John Deere Walking Tractor

It's not fast, but it can go anywhere! 



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27.1.09

3D Video Projector

This is a projected image!

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26.1.09

Aquarium Toilet

I don't know that I could actually get anything done here.

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25.1.09

Shotgun Machine Gun (with Mini Grenades!)

I know this is built for the military. I still think it would do a fine job on the recycling too!


And how about with these shells? 


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24.1.09

Bowling on the Wii

This may not be the best way to use the bowling game on the Wii. 

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23.1.09

The Three Redneck Tenors

I can't imagine any introduction to this making sense. 

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22.1.09

Set Up For Google Street View

Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of Google Street View.

On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburghs Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Neighbors, and other participants from around the city, staged scenes ranging from a parade and a marathon, to a garage band practice, a seventeenth century sword fight, a heroic rescue and much more... 

Street View technicians captured 360-degree photographs of the street with the scenes in action and integrated the images into the Street View mapping platform. This first-ever artistic intervention in Google Street View made its debut on the web in November of 2008.

An incredible cast of real-life characters contributed their time, energy and talents to creating pseudo-street life on Sampsonia Way. Please check out the scene breakdown and the participant page to learn more about the artists, groups and participants that made Street with a View possible.


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21.1.09

Lecture Hall Song and Dance

A student stands up in the middle of class and starts brilliantly singing a broadway style musical.
Even the Professor (James Valentini) was laughing at this!!!!


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20.1.09

Beethoven's Syncronized Bickering

No cue cards, no teleprompters, and no second takes--legendary funnyman Sid Caesar pioneered live television sketch comedy with his 1950s sitcoms Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour. This classic sketch is "Argument to Beethoven's 5th," Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray play a married couple in a argument with pantomimed action and the dialogue is classic music.Enjoy!

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19.1.09

2000 Year Old Clock & Calendar

I’m sure most of you know at least something about the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism that was found at the bottom of the sea in 1901 near the island of Antikythera (from where the device took its name) and is estimated to have been built between 150-100 BC by an unknown builder. Famed for its mysterious and significantly advanced gear mechanism and complex build the Antikythera Mechanism was eventually found to be a computing calender and clock of sorts for the planets. Which may have been useful to sailors as would be evidenced by why the device was found among the carcass of a sunken ship.

Fast forward to the modern age and we find curator Michael Wright with the first fully functional working model of the Antikythera Mechanism in the World. To imagine that such advanced and complex machines were being built so long ago has fascinated and helped reshape ancient history and knowledge. The mystery concerning this device has increased as archaeologists and scientists wonder why they have only found this sole machine in the past century and why there is no recorded information regarding its creator.


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18.1.09

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

Can you name all the movies?


TRANSCRIPT:
Shame on you. This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're going to let it be the worst. And I guarantee a week won't go by in your life you won't regret walking out, letting them get the best of you. Well, I'm not going home. We've come too far! And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. A day may come when the courage of men fails... but it is not THIS day. The line must be drawn HERE. This far, no further! I'm not saying it's going to be easy. You're going to work harder than you ever worked before. But that's fine, we'll just get tougher with it! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, failure is not an option. That's how winning is done! Believe me when I say we can break this army here, and win just one for the Gipper. But I say to you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time: you've got to get mad. I mean plum mad dog mean. If you would be free men, then you must fight to fulfill that promise! Let us cut out their living guts one inch at a time, and they will know what we can do! Let no man forget how menacing we are. We are lions! You're like a big bear, man! This is YOUR time! Seize the day, never surrender, victory or death... that's the Chicago Way! Who's with me? Clap! Clap! Don't let Tink die! Clap! Alright! Let's fly! And gentlemen in England now abed shall know my name is the Lord when I tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our Independence Day!

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17.1.09

R C Helicopter with .45 Caliber Handgun


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16.1.09

Brilliant Defense

Here we present a squid with the IQ of a pumpkin who's fighting a ticket. He loses in court and then wipes out in courthouse parking lot. Such an impressive specimen.

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15.1.09

Arenas blowing up.

This is the end of the Kingdome in Seattle.
(It wasn't even fully paid for!)


Here's Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium


Market Square Arena in Indianapolis


Veteran's Field in Philadelphia


Cincinatti's Riverfront Stadium


Three Rivers in Pittsburg


(I didn't realize that we'd blown up so many gazillion dollar stadiums!)
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Get a Grip on Yourself


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14.1.09

German 3-wheeler

This looks like so much fun it should be illegal.

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13.1.09

Unlikely Buddies


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12.1.09

The All New MacBook Wheel!

This new computer is amazing! I simply must not have one!


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11.1.09

Petawatt Laser

Assembly of the current world's most powerful laser, the OMEGA EP at the Univ. of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics. The laser is capable of producing pulses of light in excess of 1 Petawatt (10^15 watts) for laser fusion research.

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10.1.09

How Shaolin Monks Get Their Tattoos


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9.1.09

Musical Vegetables

How about playing Clarinet with a Carrot, or Christmas Carols with some Broccoli? It looks to me like the broccoli is stuffed with a carrot, so I guess the real lesson here is that carrots are the most musical vegetable around.





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8.1.09

How NOT to pass your driving test


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7.1.09

A Very Strange Cellist

You’ve probably always thought a cello was a pretty staid instrument. And you would be right, unless the cello was in the hands of Lindsay Mac.




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6.1.09

Airplanes Flying Sideways!

Crosswinds landings. I’m impressed!



OK, so they show off a little towards the end. Here's a "simpler" landing:

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5.1.09

Tarantella

This is a good sized spider.


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4.1.09

The Boxing Fan

My father-in-law was a boxing fan. Sometimes when he was watching, you’d catch him taking a swing at the guy on the TV without knowing it.

Here’s a whole nother kind of boxing fan.

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3.1.09

Prickly Cuteness Overload

This baby porcupine (also called porcupet) eats a banana. You'll hear tiny squeaks--those are hiccups!

His mother was killed when she was hit by a car and he was cared for by licensed wildlife rehabilitator Gail Buhl. He was orphaned and imprinted on humans and is now living at a nature center in northern Minnesota.


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2.1.09

Validation

You have a ticket from the parking lot. Do you need validation?
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1.1.09

Prodigies Galore!

I’ve been watching a trend developing: there are more and more kids that are unnaturally brilliant in their own field. Here are some examples.




















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