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Astro Nudies, Etc.

"Houston, we have a boner..."

Apollo 12 Cuff Checklist (via Apollo Lunar Surface Journal.)
Scans of the historic lunar checklist. From the Wikipedia article:
The Apollo 12 backup crew managed to 'insert' into the astronaut's lunar checklist (attached to the wrists of Conrad's and Bean's spacesuits) reduced sized pictures of Playboy centerfolds, thus introducing pornography to the moon for the first time when Conrad and Bean were looking through the lists during their first EVA.
Here's Alan Bean's own account of the prank:
Knowing there were some people on Earth who wouldn't see the humor of these little additional illustrations, I said nothing over the radio, but hopped over to Pete and gave him a look. He laughed and said nothing but pointed to his checklist, too. Our backup crew of Dave Scott and Jim Irwin hadn't forgotten either of us.
I looked through the other checklists, and Apollo 12 was the only one with porn. I wonder why NASA discontinued it? Maybe the astronauts were spending too much time masturbating (beyond the alotted limits.)

Space Flight Bloopers
Some funny ones here...
Tang, orange-drink sponsor of CBS coverage of the mission, was not pleased when Young confided to a crewmate, not knowing that his words were being broadcast live: "I got the farts again... I mean, I haven't eaten this much citrus fruit in twenty year...in another twelve f***ing days, I ain't never eating any more...I'll be damned if I'm goint to be buried in oranges.."


Virtual Biology


So I'm working on my thesis the other night, and due to an unexpected turn of events caused mostly by procrastination, I ended up creating THE VISIBLE FROG!(TM). Hover your mouse over the progression bar to see THE VISIBLE FROG!(TM) reveal his internal organs in lifelike clarity! Click the "Auto" button to watch THE VISIBLE FROG!(TM) get shaved down into nothingness in the blink of an eye! Zoom into THE VISIBLE FROG!(TM) to get a really good look at what he ate for breakfast!

Unfortunately, I don't think my thesis adviser will give me any marks for THE VISIBLE FROG!(TM). Electrical engineering projects aren't usually related to amphibian guts.

THE VISIBLE FROG!(TM) was tested with IE, Mozilla and Firefox. It works better with Moz & FF -- you can scroll around and the progression bar always stays visible.

Note: THE VISIBLE FROG!(TM) has to load 2 MB of images before it will work properly. If you're on a dialup, you might have to wait a while.