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The Sashimi Tabernacle Choir…

From our friends at Geeks are Sexy:

Remember the “Big Mouth Billy Bass?” You’d press a button (or trigger a proximity sensor for a surprise) and the fish would start singing either Al Green’s “Take Me To The River,” or Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Jeff Foxworthy once quipped that if you had more than three singing fish, “you might be a redneck.”

Texan Richard Carter took a Volvo, 5 miles of wire, five 6-volt golf cart batteries, a screw drive mechanism using 12v DC reversible motor, a lifting frame he made from scratch, a Linux server and approximately two hundred synchronized singing fish, and created what can only be described as an awesomely effective assault on good taste.

As we decide whether or not to mess with Texas, we might recall that it was on this date in 1969 that the first Major League Baseball game was played in Canada; the Montreal Expos beat the New York Mets 10-9.  Indeed, on that auspicious day all four of MLB’s expansion teams– the Expos, the Royals, the Padres and the Pilots (the Seattle team that became the Milwaukee Brewers the following year)– won their first games.

1969: Jarry Park, the home of the Expos until 1976 (source)

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April 8, 2009 at 1:01 am

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