Pitch Idea: Science Animals

Concept art of what a dog and a cat look like. Via www.morguefile.comThe cartoon show Science Animals would follow the adventures of Pavlov’s dog and Schrödinger’s cat: two hard-bitten pets on the road of scientific discovery.

Pavlov’s dog — Pav for short — has a weakness. He drools whenever a bell is rung. Schrö, on the other hand, has a superpower: he can become a zombie, but only when no one is directly observing him.

Their dynamic is disrupted by the Hugs Bison, a loveable buffalo who enjoys hugging as a form of greeting.

They must all learn how to work together in order to handle the various Occam’s-razor-wielding villains of the week.


Lego Stud Measurement Unit

Idea: Lego Stud as an International Standard Measurement Unit

Because millimeters just aren’t catching on here…

Most kids who have been exposed to Lego eventually develop an innate stud length comparative measurement ability. They are a standard size already, and both Europeans and Americans of the same generation can think in Lego Stud Length without too much brain strain.

— RayfordSteele, of Halfbakery.

Halfbakery: Conveniently Placed Easter Eggs

Conveniently Placed Easter Eggs

Simple Easter Eggs Designed to help Tech Support


Tech Support: “OK, I want you to hold down the R key for 5 seconds.”

User: “Hey, all the R’s disappeared and a Rainbow appeared!”

Tech Support: “OK, that’s your search bar. You see that textbox that the yellow stripe is going through? That’s the address bar.”

Tech Support: “OK, now I want you to hold down the H and D keys at the same time.”

User: “A smiley face appeared!”

Tech Support: “What color are its eyes?”

User: “Blue. And It has 3 eyes!!!”

Tech Support: “OK, you’re using Windows XP, Service Pack 3.”

Sure, all those easter eggs could’ve just caused info to pop up. But they’re obscure and intended not to show up too often, yet be easy to do on purpose. Informative Easter eggs are much more fun.

— aguydude

via Halfbakery: Conveniently Placed Easter Eggs.