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The Kinetic King to Attempt World Record at Family Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:52

Who: The Kinetic King: 13th place in last summer’s America’s Got Talent, real name Tim Fort, already holds Guinness World Record for Largest Stick Bomb.

What: World Record attempt for chain reaction of most “Clever Levers”. Previous record of 600 elements was detonated last year on America’s Got Talent by the Kinetic King. This year he will attempt 750 elements.

Where: Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012; detonation at 11:00 AM.

 

Last summer, NBC’s America’s Got Talent introduced the nation to the self-proclaimed “greatest purveyor of chain reaction gadgets in this and the 17 known universes,” the Kinetic King. Viewers fell in love with the Minnesota charm and the impressive chain reactions made from tongue depressors, ping pong balls, plastic cups, and more. View his debut appearance on YouTube. The King will be packing his gadgets and heading to the Quad Cities to build several super-cool kinetic structures at the Family Museum in Bettendorf, Iowa. He will host daily detonations Tuesday, March 20 – Friday, March 23 at 4:00pm. He will conclude his visit with a final detonation on Saturday, March 24 at 11:00am.

The Kinetic King, aka Tim Fort, holds the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Stick Bomb” using 3,864 tongue depressors. It was detonated on June 20, 2010 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Fort creates displays all over the country (some successful and some not). Many of these attempts he posts to his YouTube page (user name LunaTim). The Kinetic King placed 13th overall in season 6 of America’s Got Talent.

“Oh wow!” –Howie Mandel, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

“Wow!” –Nick Cannon, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

“Do it again!” –Nick Cannon, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

“Weird, but interesting.” –Sharon Osbourne, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

“Whoo hoo!” –The Kinetic King, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

Find out what the buzz is about March 20-24 at the Family Museum. “It’s way beyond your grandma’s domino tumbling!” –The Kinetic King

 

Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

 
GAHC hosting an “Eiermarkt” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Monday, 19 March 2012 14:05
Davenport, IA- The German American Heritage Center will be hosting an “Eiermarkt” or Egg Market on Saturday March 31st from 10 am until 3pm. Local and regional vendors will be selling their springtime wares including decorated eggs, crafts, baked goods, and much more! Free admission to the Eiermarkt! GAHC is located at 712 W.2nd St. Davenport, IA. Call 563-322-8844, visit www.gahc.org, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details!

 
New exhibit at the GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Monday, 19 March 2012 13:58
Davenport, IA- The German American Heritage Center has opened its new exhibit “Beetle to
Benz!” There is fun for the whole family in this exhibit highlighting the history of two iconic
German cars! See vintage Volkswagen ads or get your photo behind a classic Mercedes Benz
cutout. The exhibit runs through June 3rd with lots of related programs and activities along the
way! Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children. GAHC is located at 712 W.
2nd St. Davenport, Iowa. Call 563-322-8844, visit www.gahc.org, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
for details.

 
"From Beetle to Benz" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Monday, 19 March 2012 10:51

Now open - our newest temporary exhibit: "From Beetle to Benz" featuring the history and trivia of two iconic German cars, the Mercedes-Benz and the Volkswagen.  Lots of fun facts and plenty to enjoy for all ages!   Drop in soon to the First Floor Gallery and bring a friend!

 
Braley Announces 2012 Congressional Art Competition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:04

Winner will receive two round-trip air tickets to see their artwork displayed in US Capitol

 

Washington, DC – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today invited high school students from across Iowa’s First Congressional District to submit original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”

 

The Congressional Art Competition, first held in 1982, is a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the US House of Representatives.  One winning piece of artwork from each House district will be selected to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the US Capitol Building in Washington for the next year.

 

“I encourage Iowa high school students to participate in this year’s art competition,” Braley said.  “There are many gifted young artists in eastern Iowa, and this is a great opportunity for their work to be displayed for thousands of people to see.  It’s a great honor to feature the work of an outstanding young artist in the US Capitol.”

 

Any high school student from the First Congressional District of Iowa is eligible to submit their artwork for consideration.  To enter, students must submit a digital image of their artwork via Braley’s website.  The submissions will be compiled into an internet gallery for public voting.

 

The submission deadline is April 23rd, 2012.  There is a limit of one submission per student.  Voting will close on May 1st, 2012, and the winner will be announced.  He or she will receive two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, DC, to see their artwork displayed and attend a winners’ reception.

 

For full details on the 2012 Art Competition, including information on how to enter, please visit Braley’s website at http://braley.house.gov/art-competition.

 

List of Past Iowa First District Art Competition Winners:

 

2007    Jonathan Welser, Davenport

2008    Stephanie Tarnish, Davenport

2009    Mitch Doll, Davenport

2010    Emily Schroeder, Cedar Falls

2011    Krista Stork, Dubuque

 

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