A tent that looks like a Star Trek shuttlecraft for all your camping missions

By Inigo del Castillo, Lost At E Minor

Canadian designer Dave Delisle, of Dave’s Geeky Ideas, has come up with a concept tent that resembles a Star Trek Federation shuttlecraft. 

The two-person tent, though not able to travel to other galaxies, allows Trekkies to go on their ‘away missions’.

It features a hull that looks like the real spacecraft, with an entrance at the back. When you want to stow it away, the tent can easily fit inside one of its thrusters.

And though some would say Star Trek and camping are hardly synonymous, Delisle begs to differ. 

“It’s not such a far-fetched idea,” he said. “Star Trek V began with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy camping in the great outdoors.”

You can find out more about Dave Delisle and his work here.

Via Laughing Squid

CANADA: Sound of native languages in Parliament marks win for Indigenous People

INTRO:

When the Canadian MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette stood in the House of Commons in June 2017 to deliver a speech on the country’s epidemic of violence against indigenous women, few of his colleagues could understand him.

Ouellette spoke in the Cree indigenous language, and – despite a request for English or French interpreters – no simultaneous translation was provided. His speech was only the second time an indigenous language had been officially spoken in the 151-year history of the house.