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Joss JP1
2014-06-18 06:48:19

The Joss JP1 was produced by Joss Developments Limited and was designated Australia’s first supercar. The company was founded by Matthew Thomas, a long time designer who worked for popular companies such as Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Stewart Grand Prix. A test vehicle, the JT1 was designed, manufactured and released in 2004. At the Adelaide and Sydney Motor Shows, the JP1 received...

iQue Player
2013-08-05 13:29:37

The iQue Player was developed by Nintendo and manufactured by iQue as a video game console. The Chinese name for the iQue is Shen You Ji (Devine Gaming Machine). The console is in the shape of a controller that plugs directly into a television. An accessory is available for multiplayer use. It is sold exclusively in China and was released on November 17, 2003. The game cartridges contained a...

Bally Astrocade
2013-04-28 10:15:51

The Bally Astrocade is a video game console and simple computer combination manufactured by Midway. The original name was the Bally Home Library Computer released in 1977 by mail order only, but shipments were delayed and the system was renamed the Bally Professional Arcade. In 1979 Bally sold the Consumer Product Division and a partnership was formed and in 1981 the system was released as the...

Nintendo Entertainment System
2013-03-26 12:25:30

The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES for short, is an 8-bit video game console that was released in 1983 in Japan, 1985 in North America, 1986 in Europe, and 1987 in Australia. It was manufactured by Nintendo, originally called Famicom. The initial plans of the Famicom was to be a 16-bit computer with keyboard and floppy disc drive, but Nintendo president decided to build a cartridge-based...

Sega Dreamcast
2013-03-16 09:06:37

The Dreamcast is a video game console released by Sega in November 1998 in Japan, September 1999 in North America, October 1999 in Europe, and November 1999 in Australia. In the first 24 hours of release 225,132 units were sold and a total of 500,000 in the first two weeks. On January 31, 2001, Sega announced it would discontinue the production of the Dreamcast in March 2001 and concentrate...

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
2012-10-29 15:30:18

The Eurasian Hobby, a small slim falcon, belongs to a rather close knit group of similar falcons. Adults are grey on top with a dark crown and two short black stripes. The throat is white, the thighs and under tail coverts are a reddish-brown color, and the rest of the under parts are whitish with black streaks. The younger birds of this species are generally much browner, with scaled upper...

Dilophosaurus
2009-08-20 12:48:29

Dilophosaurus, meaning "two-crested lizard", was a theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period (Pliensbachian stage). It was first described 1954, but it did not recieve its current genus name until years later. It is one of the earliest known theropods, and one of the least understood as well. It was discovered by Sam Welles in the summer of 1942 and brought to Berkeley for cleaning and...

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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