Category Archive: Contest

Jun 12 2014

Robo Paul the Cyborg Octopus to Predict the World Cup

Meet Robo Paul. He’s a “cyborg octopus” built with the sole purpose of predicting the outcome of the soccer World Cup which starts today. He was built by Cody Erekson, one of the guys behind Zombie Watchdog. From his Facebook page: Paul the Octopus was a common octopus living in a tank at a Sea …

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Jun 04 2014

Crazy Time of Year: Toe-Wrestling and Shin-Kicking

It’s that time of year again. The snow is melted, the rain is letting up somewhat, and crazy is in the air. That crazy will get to you if you don’t watch it. When crazy gets out of hand you end up with insane sports competitions like shin-kicking and toe-wrestling. The world toe wrestling championships …

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May 29 2014

Missed it Again: Cooper Hill Cheese Chase

The annual Cooper Hill Cheese Chase just went down in Gloucestershire, England. Once again I didn’t get to go. And the whole world is worse off for me missing the party. You’ll recall that last year the local police tried to put a stop to the competition by bullying the cheese maker out of donating …

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May 23 2014

Want to Be in Star Wars? $10

If you’re as excited for Star Wars Episode VII as some of my coworkers, you’re a crazy person, and you’ll ft right in here. Unfortunately even though you might be the biggest fan in town of the futuristic movie that takes place in the past you’re probably not going to ever get a chance to …

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Apr 30 2014

Take Me with You: Hackaday is Sending People to Space

If you’re not familiar with Hackaday you should check them out. It’s pretty much everything you could want in a site that’s not UncannyFlats. They’re currently running a contest to develop new open hardware projects that will change the world. So put on your thinking caps and come up with your latest world-changing invention that …

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Apr 29 2014

Missed my Invite: World Pole Dancing Competition

So I’m ticked off now. My agent had me lined up to be a judge at this years Pole Dancing World Cup. And if she couldn’t get me in as a judge at the very least I was to be entered as a contestant. I’d have my own weight category. I’m going to have to …

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Apr 24 2014

Wish I was There: Cleveland Released 1.5 Million Balloons

Ok, so this isn’t exactly news, but only reporting news would be restricting so we’ll just ignore that. The same way you try to ignore those teens wearing restricting pants who stand by your car in the parking lot and smoke. What are they doing out there? Why can’t they stand somewhere else? I don’t …

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Apr 16 2014

Okay, that was Impressive: Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 and Today

Let me preface this post with this, I have no interest in auto racing. I don’t think it’s a sport and all the best parts I will see on one of those Amazing Crashes shows. That being said, after this video I think I have new respect for one aspect of auto racing, the pit …

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Mar 13 2014

The Legal System at Work: Man Loses Drunken Poker Bet Legally Changes Name

The Country of New Zealand has a few things going for it. It’s Middle Earth, there are no snakes, and the government has the power to reject stupid or offensive baby names. Every now and then something can slip past the filters and end up on a legal document. This is one of those cases. …

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Mar 04 2014

Cuteness Competition: Grand National “Bunny Show”

What are you doing right now? Would you like to see a bunny show? Don’t lie to me you know you would. I mean, bunnies. The Rabbit Grand National, a bunny show, was recently held in Yorkshire, England. It has just about everything you could ever want in a rabbit-based competition. Running, jumping, leashes, trophies, …

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