By Brian Boyko
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
In the first of what will hopefully be a series great videos on crazy inventions and crazy inventors, we take a look at the “Sashimi Tabernacle Choir.”
Remember the “Big Mouth Billy Bass?” You’d press a button (or trigger a proximity sensor for a surprise) and the fish would start singing either Al Green’s “Take Me To The River,” or Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Jeff Foxworthy once quipped that if you had more than three singing fish, “you might be a redneck.”
Texan Richard Carter took a Volvo, 5 miles of wire, five 6-volt golf cart batteries, a screw drive mechanism using 12v DC reversible motor, a lifting frame he made from scratch, a Linux server and approximately two hundred synchronized singing fish, and created what can only be described as an awesomely effective assault on good taste.
In our awesomely effective assault on good taste, we present the Choir – in High Definition.
If you’d like to see the video in full HD resolution, just hit this link, which will take you to the video’s high-def page on YouTube.
If you’d like to get more information on the choir, you can head to the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir Web site.
Other installments of Crazy Inventions and Crazy Inventors: