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Incredible: Gary Busey tries to explain Hobbits

“The Hobbits got one up on us from that. God damn Hobbits they’re so cute.”

“They travel in packs of four”

Can we diagnose him as officially insane yet?

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One more reason dogs are better than cats; they can drive cars. Seriously, there’s video.

Two stray dogs in New Zealand went through an extensive 5-week training program where they learned how to shift and steer a car. This is real life. They started out on little “doggie go-karts” then upgraded to modified Mini Coopers.

For the four-legged competitors, two months of hard work – and a fair few treats – ensured they were raring to get on the racetrack. So when the big day rolled around, the only ones likely to get hot under the collar were any bystanders who spotted a Mini hurtling towards them with a dog at the wheel. Two mutts made history yesterday by driving a car down a racetrack. Ten-month-old beardie cross Porter put his paws to the pedals first, steering the Mini down the straight and then turning a corner.

He was followed by Monty, an 18-month-old giant schnauzer cross, who completed the same feat. As the Mail reported last week, the pair – along with one-year-old beardie whippet cross Ginny – had been taking driving lessons, which began with them learning to steer a wooden cart pulled along on a string by their trainers.

In just eight weeks, they progressed to driving a real car – a modified Mini in which they sat on their haunches in the driver’s seat. Their front paws were on the steering wheel, while their back paws were on levers attached to the accelerator and the brake.

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Speaking of V for Vendetta

Amazing Living Bridge

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Here’s a daymaker for you

I don’t know why I enjoy this so much, maybe because I love this piece so much, or maybe because everybody seems so genuinely affected by being a part of this but this video is one of the most beautiful videos I’ve seen in a while and it brought a tear to my eye.

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Watch Arthur C. Clarke predict personal computers and the internet in 1974

The minute and a half clip is from Australia’s ABC network, and in it Clarke not only predicts that by 2001 every home will have a compact computer console, but that they’ll all be connected letting users do everything from remote banking, to buying theater tickets. He even predicts how computers will eventually let us telecommute, and as Clarke always was, is optimistic that these new technologies will enrich humanity instead of isolating us.

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Saudi Arabian baboons kidnap puppies and raise them as their own for protection. Incredible

I do agree with this guy however;

You might want to skip the first two heartbreaking minutes of kidnapping and fast forward to the video of grown up dogs acting a family members/security guards. Who knew? Apes just love having pets.

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3D-printed adapter bricks allow interconnection between ten kids’ construction toys

Say you’ve got a pile of Legos, a pile of K’nex, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys and some other pieces. They’re not interchangeable and you’re limited to working with just one set or the other set. But if you have a 3D printer, you can print out a universal connector kit so you can mix and match to your heart’s content.

The Free Universal Construction Kit is a collection of adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys. By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems—enabling the creation of previously impossible designs, and ultimately, more creative opportunities for kids. As with other grassroots interoperability remedies, the Free Universal Construction Kit implements proprietary protocols in order to provide a public service unmet, or unmeetable, by corporate interests.”

F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab are pleased to present the Free Universal Construction Kit: a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten* popular children’s construction toys. By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems—enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs, and ultimately, more creative opportunities for kids. As with other grassroots interoperability remedies, the Free Universal Construction Kit implements proprietary protocols in order to provide a public service unmet—or unmeetable—by corporate interests.

The Free Universal Construction Kit offers adapters between Lego, Duplo, Fischertechnik, Gears! Gears! Gears!, K’Nex, Krinkles (Bristle Blocks), Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Zome, and Zoob. Our adapters can be downloaded from Thingiverse.com and other sharing sites as a set of 3D models in .STL format, suitable for reproduction by personal manufacturing devices like the Makerbot (an inexpensive, open-source 3D printer).

Get the 3D printer plans here

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