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Scientist Invented Real Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

Doctor Who? Doctor Mike, that is! Move over, Matt Smith. Mike MacDonald of Dundee University, Scotland – who could very well be the Time Lord himself visiting us in the present time – has invented [...]

That’s Not A Caterpillar

Admit it, you read that headline in the voice of Crocodile Dundee, everyone does, except for those 20 year-olds who all just said “who?”…Back to the matter at hand, this isn’t a caterpillar, it’s actually a bunch of birds who apparently have no sense of personal space. The European Bee Eaters here resemble a crawly [...]

Les Chiens Savants

(YouTube link) A 1902 film showing Miss Dundee and her Performing Dogs. They are well trained and have a knack for a bit of comedy as well. -via Everlasting Blort

Fact: Crocodiles Can’t Chew

When I was a kid and Crocodile Dundee was popular (I predate Steve Irwin’s fame by about a decade, apparently), I was terrified that I’d find myself in some isolated swamp full of crocodiles, and that those crocodiles would, of course, want to eat me. I was maybe too young to watch the movie. Anyway, [...]

The Acoustic Alarm

If you’re tired of waking up to the blaring of an annoying alarm, check out The Acoustic Alarm by University of Dundee product designer Jamie McMahon. It’ll serenade you out of bed. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]

DON-8r

(YouTube link) University of Dundee student Tim Pryde built a robot for his fourth year Product Design project. He named it DON-8r because its purpose is to ask for contributions to the Dundee Science Centre. This video shows a test run. Forgot to mention, there’s no hard feelings towards the girl who breaks DON-8r at the end [...]

Crocosaurus Cove "The Cage of Death"

Crocosaurus Cove “The Cage of Death” Without the cage you wouldn’t stand a chance swimming with a massive saltwater crocodile. But for brave punters who still want to get cosy with a feisty croc, a new Australian tourist attraction is offering the chance for a close encounter in the safety of a clear acrylic box dubbed the [...]

7 Great Misconceptions About Australia

As an Australian, I’m greeted with open arms whenever I go overseas. It’s great to be liked… but though I hate to admit it, there are a few things people get wrong about us. I’m afraid I don’t have a pet kangaroo, I don’t live on a wide-open Outback farm, I don’t eat copious amounts [...]

Keeping a Promise

It takes a true friend to wear a dress to a funeral -if you’re a man. Barry Delaney of Dundee, Scotland wore a lime green minidress to the funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan to fulfill a pact the two had made. Private Kevin Elliott and his friend, Barry Delaney, had agreed that whoever survived [...]