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Mahna Mahna

January 08th, 2011 | Category: Great Lakes Area,Science,slightly Farscape,Technology

I couldn’t think of a better way to chase away the mid-winter blues than by visiting the Jim Henson’ Fantastic World exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, which runs for the entire month of January.

Both are fine institutions guaranteed to provide loads of family fun.

Check out this article for more fun things to do this winter in Chcago.

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The Doctors

November 24th, 2010 | Category: Great Lakes Area,scifi

This weekend is the annual Tardis convention, for Doctor Who fans all over the midwest. The ChicagoScapers have always had a soft spot in our hearts for Whovians, not just because they’re nice people, and not just because some of us are also fans of Doctor Who,  but also because we admire their patience: it took HOW many years before they got their show back???

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Jetpacks…Pod Races…now THAT’S REAL Scifi!!

July 17th, 2008 | Category: Great Lakes Area,scifi

Remember this scene from Into The Lion’s Den Part 1?┬á Where Crichton flies around in the Command Carrier’s power plant using a jetpack?┬á┬á We’ve all dreamed about zooming around in our own personal jetpacks, haven’t we?┬á Well, dream no more!┬á It’s about to become a reality!┬á During the last week in July, an honest-to-goodness genuine jetpack will debut at Air Venture 2008 in Oshkosh.

It’s guaranteed to fly for up to 30 minutes (not like the 30 seconds that the last attempt done in the 60′s lasted), uses regular gas, and has an engine that lasts up to 1000 hours.

Er…that would be about 2000 half-hour battles for Commander Crichton.

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