Thursday, February 23, 2006

Cat piano

Somewhere, down by Hermann Goering, Marcus Brutus, and Peter Jennings in the deepest sphyncter of Hell, you'll surely Athanasius Kircher, designer of the 1650 innovation the cat piano, a device the pricked kitties' bottoms with a needle depending on which key you played. Presumably, you'd have cats of varying tones for different notes.

Congratulations, Kircher -- you're the ACS's "Prick of the Millennium!"*

(*Valid through last millennium only)