Thursday, May 20, 2021

Ingenuity + Boredom = Entertainment


You might have heard of this guy, a former CalTech/NASA engineer, when he invented a Glitter Bomb for punishing porch pirates.

Or when he improved it.

Or, when he really improved the improvement.

Those alone are sheer genius. Wile E. Coyote this guy is not.

But then he decided, between Christmas anti-porch piracy patrols, to entertain himself the rest of the year by thwarting his neighborhood tree rats, and their predations on his backyard bird feeder. With his Backyard Squirrel Maze.

But WAIT! There's MOAR!

Behold, Backyard Squirrel Maze 2.0.

Absolute glorious silliness, coupled with world-class engineering. And in its first day up, 6M views on YouTube. These five videos, combined, are at over 250M views, so I think he's onto something.

Go. Watch. Enjoy.

For a mental break, it's 19 minutes well-spent.


SiGraybeard said...

He needs to go apply to SpaceX. They'll keep him busy. Might be hard to compete with being a YouTube star...

Birdchaser said...

22 shorts through a 100 yr old Winchester pump is more fun & more permanent.

Aesop said...

Best wishes trying that approach in Silicon Valley.

John said...

Good times. He's got great stuff.