Archive for April, 2008

Keep your hands off my balls

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The Florida Senate today passed an amendment to impose a $60 fine for novelty nuts that often hang off of the trailer hitches of redneck pickup trucks.

Although lawmakers said they’re widespread in North Florida, the bill says that displaying reproductions of bull genitalia — one version has the brand name Truck Nutz — on a vehicle or trailer can lead to a $60 fine, charges of a moving violations, and points against a driver license.

I’m not a fan myself, but I have to agree with Senator Steve:

“I find it shocking we’d tell people with metallic testicles on their bumpers that this is a violation,” said Sen. Steve Geller, D-Hallandale.

Apparently these things started as two baseballs inside a pair of pantyhose, but damn have they come a long way!

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Bush league stunts

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Dairy Day

It’s not easy getting fans in the seats these days. Competition is tough and extras like baseball tickets are being cut from many family budgets. ESPN lists their top ten minor league promotions, including: Dairy Day (pictured above), Midget Wrestling Night and Pillow Fight Night!

Includes a great gallery of stadiums.

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Radar gLove

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Radar Glove

Uses Doppler radar, like conventional hand-held sports and police radar speed guns and attaches to the back of any ball glove.

Endorsed by Ken Griffey Jr. “All-Century Center Fielder”

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Tooth regeneration on the way?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

The methods still being used in 2008 are ridiculous. This is a long time coming:

The next time your children get cavities, they might get tooth regeneration instead of fillings.

That’s because materials scientists are beginning to find just the right solutions of chemicals to rebuild decayed teeth, rather than merely patching their holes. Enamel and dentin, the materials that make teeth the strongest pieces of the body, would replace the gold or ceramic fillings that currently return teeth to working order.

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