What started out as a simple game between a father and son turned into a Christmas surprise of a lifetime from Italian supercar maker Lamborghini for a family from Erie, Colorado.
Sterling Backus, 54, and his 12-year-old son Xander were playing the racing simulation video game “Forza Horizon 3” one day when Xander asked his father if they could build their favorite car: a Lamborghini Aventador.
Backus, who is a physicist at Thorlabs, told CNN that he “has always been a Lamborghini guy” and that he did not hesitate when his son asked.
The two started planning out their ambitious project in February 2018, and it resulted in a surprise call two months ago from Katia Bassi, who is the chief marketing officer of Automobili Lamborghini.
“I was shaking in my boots since it was like getting a call from the Pope and he is coming to dinner,” Backus told CNN. “Of course, a metaphor, but just to give (you) the idea of the gravity to me, personally.”
Bassi told Backus that the company wanted to shoot a holiday commercial with his family. In addition, they were going to loan them a real Lamborghini Aventador S for two weeks.
Last year, 649 Lamborghini Aventador units sold last year, according to the carmaker. The Aventador S Roadster loaned to the Backus family is priced at approximately US$460,247.
Backus said that he drove the Aventador every day and that “their amazing generosity will never be forgotten.”
While Lamborghini is against the counterfeiting of its cars, the Backus’ project is a tribute car for a STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) project that is not marked as a Lamborghini and is not being sold as such, which is why Sterling believes the company was OK with their project.
Backus used a toy model that he enlarged in 3D-drafting software Solidworks to help 3D print many of the parts used in their project car.
Using desktop 3D printers such as a QIDI X Pro, they were able to 3D-print many of the parts used in the car. But Sterling said that nearly every part of this project has been challenging for the father-son team.
To date, Backus has spent approximately US$23,000 on this project, and they are targeting August for a local big car show to unveil the finished project.
“The experience showed me how many people out there are just good folks, and it was oozing Christmas spirit,” Backus said. “We will never forget what gifts we were given, and the majority was friendship!”
Why Slots Are More Popular Than Ever in Canada
Slots have been a mainstay at casinos for decades, with the first slot machine invented back in 1894. They’re popular because of how easy they are to play, as well as the fact that they offer the potential for big wins from small stakes. Over the years, slots have changed a lot, although the key principle remains the same. Players insert a coin and then pull the lever or push the button to spin the reels. When matching symbols appear across one of the pay lines, a win can be awarded.
In Canada, slots can be played at traditional, land-based casinos or online. There are a growing number of online casinos available to Canadian players. It’s this growth that’s fuelling the rise in the popularity of slots. Players can enjoy thousands of online slots from their homes, playing on computers, tablets or mobiles. All online slots can be played for real money, and many can be played for free too. Let’s take a look at why these games are so popular.
When it comes to playing games, variety is important. Players enjoy having a wide range of different games to choose from, which is one of the reasons why slots are loved by so many. There are hundreds of thousands of different online slots available to play, with new games released each week. Players can usually choose from thousands of different games at most top casinos, with the majority of these being online slots.
All most slots use the same basic idea of matching symbols. There’s a lot of variety in the features they use and how they work. Some slots may only have three reels and three rows, while others may have five reels and seven rows or even more. As the demand for slots increases, developers get more creative with how they design slots, leading to interesting new ways to play.
Basic slots still exist, but a lot of modern slots combine unique designs and bonus features, making them more interesting than ever. This means that very few slots provide the same playing experience, and there are loads of different themes and genres of slots too.
While modern slots sometimes include new bonuses and features, the basic premise is always simple and easy for players to understand. All you have to do is choose your stake and press spin to start playing. Unlike some other casino games, you don’t need to use any strategy or make decisions. You just spin and wait to see if you’re a winner.
The simplicity of slots makes them easy to play and a lot of people find it relaxing to spin the reels. As a result, they’re popular with all kinds of casino players. Using features such as autoplay make it even simpler, as you can set up the game to play out a certain number of spins.
Slots may be simple to play, but that doesn’t stop them from being exciting. The excitement comes from the fact that it’s possible to land big wins, even when you’re playing with small stakes. This is especially true of jackpot slots. These slots offer jackpots, which can be worth thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Although the chance of winning jackpots is lower than with regular slots, they’re very popular for obvious reasons.
Not all slots offer big wins of course, but the payouts are generally higher than in some other casino games. Still, it’s always important to manage risk and ensure that you’re playing responsibly. Never bet more than you can afford to lose, and set a budget so you don’t get carried away.
Wordle Word Today 19, May 2022: Wordle Word Hints and Today's Answer – Landscape Insight
With just over 30 days to the 365th day of Wordle, some have found the year-long stretch to be a slog, and then some. Maintaining that kind of streak is impressive.
The 334th word of the day may be so simple that it is difficult to guess. We’ve got you covered if you’re having trouble figuring out what the word of the day is on Wordle. Here’s how to solve Wordle 334.
Hints for Wordle May 19
Here are some clues to assist you in finding Wordle 334:
- Only one vowel appears in this term.
- A letter repeats in this vowel.
- This term serves as both a noun and a verb.
- The second definition of this word is “a drinking vessel.”
- There is only one syllable in this term.
Also Read: What Is Today’s Wordle Word for 16 May 2022?
Today’s Wordle 334 Answer
If you still can’t figure out the answer to today’s Wordle, scroll down to see the answer to Wordle 334 for May 19, 2022.
GLASS is the answer to the Wordle of May 19th.
How Does Wordle Work?
Wordle is a daily word guessing game in which you have only six attempts to guess the word of the day. Every word in the game is five letters long and only exists in English.
Wordle will provide you clues based on the letters you’ve chosen correctly for each word you enter into the game.
Start with words that have a lot of vowels in them to make the game easier for you. Because many English five-letter words only have one vowel, you’ll have plenty of areas to work with if you start with five-letter terms like “AUDIO.”
When you’re trying to figure out the word of the day, Wordle will put a green box around your letter to indicate that you’ve entered the proper letter in the correct location.
A yellow box around your letter indicates that you have the correct letter, but it is not in the proper location. And if your letter is surrounded by a grey box, that implies the letter isn’t in the word you’re guessing for.
Sony Reveals Vision for the Metaverse – Push Square
You’ve probably heard of the metaverse by now. While this is a buzzword for virtually every major organisation on the planet, there are various different definitions of what it actually means. For Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook hellscape, it’s an interactive world in which you’ll socialise and go to work. Sony’s concept, fortunately, is a little less dystopian.
Speaking as part of a corporate strategy meeting, CEO Kenichiro Yoshida of course touched upon the concept – and believes his company is well-placed to play a leading role in the emerging trend. As part of his keynote, he referenced Fortnite several times, explaining how subsidiaries like PlayStation, Sony Pictures, and Sony Music have all contributed to the Battle Royale to create interactive experiences.
Yoshida’s vision of the metaverse is a “social space and live network space where games, music, movies, and anime intersect” – all products that Sony has an active role in, of course. He was clear that his concept of the metaverse is one where people come together to share “time and space” – a virtual concert, for example.
While he stopped short of revealing any specific products, he spoke at length about PlayStation’s plan to develop ten live service games, and how Destiny developer Bungie’s expertise will help influence its efforts. Effectively, it sounds like the company intends to leverage its various multimedia divisions to create interactive experiences that unite all aspects of its businesses.
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