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+ - Frogger Synchronized to Real-Life Traffic-> 1

Submitted by Cerlyn
Cerlyn (202990) writes "In order to celebrate 30 years of Frogger, Tyler DeAngelo and his friends created a version of Frogger synchronized to actual vehicles on 5th Avenue in New York City.

Unlike a previous dangerous attempt at recreating the game, this version fits safely inside of a Frogger Arcade cabinet, and pictures and videos of the construction of the game are available as well."

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Classic Games (Games)

+ - Playing a Video Game Marathon for Charity 1

Submitted by Cerlyn
Cerlyn (202990) writes "Members of the LoadingReadyRun comedy group are playing a marathon session of the Desert Bus video game to support the Child's Play charity. Child's Play goal is to provide toys, games, books and cash to a variety of hospitals within the United States as well as abroad.

While this video game marathon may seem straightforward, the goal of Desert Bus is to make a series of eight-hour trips from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada in real-time without pausing, and the amount of time members of LRR are willing to play the game depends on how much in donations they receive. So far, they have driven the bus for 17 hours, and have another 73 hours paid-in-advance to go..."
NASA

+ - High-tech shuttle protected by low-tech traps

Submitted by Cerlyn
Cerlyn (202990) writes "The Kennedy Space Center, where the high-tech Space Shuttle launches and can land, is actually part of a wildlife sanctuary. But in order to deal with the alligators, coyotes, wild boar, and other animals which pose a risk to the space facility, NASA takes an extremely low-tech approach.

The Miami Herald has an article on John Tanner, who has been in charge of trapping wildlife around the Kennedy space center for over 40 years. So whether you have an alligator beneath an ice machine or inside of a missile silo, Tanner's your best bet."

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