Tenth Annual Card Board Boat Regatta

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Like a lot of geek races (robots, anyone?), the regatta started out as a class project. You know, make a bridge that holds 20 lbs., make a working water clock, make a flimsy paper boat and sail around the town lake to see if it sinks. In this case, the professor of a college architectural design class imagined the boat project as a way to get his students thinking three-dimensionally. Easy, right? Uh-huh. Entrants must make their boats entirely out of cardboard and waterproof paint, with caulk and duct tape allowed at the seams...full story