There are many cool chimps out there, but I think Mykki may be my most favorite. Mykki is an accomplished photographer, probably not by choice, but that doesn’t matter much. He’s really good. He’s so good, he’s pulling in tons of money at auctions. Below, you can see two humans giving Mykki different cameras, what Mykki creates with these tools are masterpieces.
As you can see, from this screenshot below from Sotheby’s, Mykki’s shots are going to pull in 50-70k GBP. How Mykki will spend it, I don’t know. Perhaps he’ll buy a human as a pet.
Here are Mykki’s amazing shots. His taste is impecable. I’d love to chat about his inspiration.
You may remember a Kickstarter campaign to create a giant RoboCop statue for the city of Detroit. Well, the statue is almost done, and this is what it looks like.
It’s massive and is about to be bronzed. Once bronzed, it will be unveiled to the the city. The campaign raised $67,436 out of their $50,000 goal, which is pretty awesome. I’m sure that extra $17,000 went a long way.
The Kickstarter page says:
There’s really nothing to say. Just take a look at RoboCop in his 10-foot-tall pixel-atom-perfect glory. So far he’s passed from you, the backers, to Fred Barton’s expert custom sculpting, to Across The Board Creation’s 3D scanning, digital enlarging, physical fabrication, and assembly in foam, wax, clay, and steel (pictured below), and now he’s headed to Venus Bronze Works in Detroit for casting and manufacturing in bronze. We bow to all parties for going above and beyond.
A man by the name of Krazy George Henderson is the man who created everyone’s favorite stadium pastime, the wave. It’s hard not to do the wave while you’re at a sporting event. In fact, it’s weird if you don’t do it.
Apparently, there’s some controversy as to who actually invented the wave. A man by the name of Robb Weller claims to have also invented the wave, even though his wave went vertically. Krazy Georege’s spins around the stadium.
Here’s the debate:
Thanks to Krazy George, the Wave has taken the sports world and stadium by storm. He seems to have been born to lead the cheer, and he’s got the voice to go along with it. Even though the wave is an idea, not a product, he’s still an inventor.
Getting nachos at a baseball game is one of the best parts of going to a baseball game. After you’re done with your hot dog, nothing cleanses the palette more than some nachos with that gooey cheese.
The real question is, who was the first person to cook up this amazing dish? Adriana P. Orr, a researcher at the Oxford English Dictionary did the research for us:
In 1943 in Piedras Negras, Mexico — just across the border from Eagle Pass, a group of hungry army wives were the first to eat the meal. When the ladies went to a restaurant called the Victory Club, the maitre d’, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya greeted them. Without a chef around, Anaya threw together whatever food he could find in the kitchen that “consisted of near canapes of tortilla chips, cheese, and jalapeno peppers.” The cheese of choice was reportedly Wisconsin cheddar. Anaya named the dish Nachos Especiales and it caught on—on both sides of the border—and the orignal title was shortened to “nachos.”
Eagle Pass may be the home of the nacho, but it was a man named Frank Liberto, who made the nacho a baseball stadium staple.
Nachos were already popular at restaurants in Texas by the time Liberto’s recipe hit the scene, but he’s famous in the industry for bringing his version of the dish to the concession stand in 1976 at a Texas Rangers baseball game in Arlington, Texas. What he did that no one else had done before, was create the pump-able consistency of the orangey-gooey goodness we see today—what the company calls “cheese sauce.”
Nachos with cheese was clearly a hit, seeing as though they’re available at almost every sporting event in North America. The sales were so good in Arlington, that there was even a spike in drink sales, because of the hot jalapeños. Nachos amplified everything!