Laurent Aigon, a waiter by trade, built his son a fully-functional flight simulator cockpit for a 737 in his room. The simulator was so accurate and well-made that it's attracted the attention of local pilots who use it for real training!
Internet went out as the first bands of Isaac were rolling through. Found receiver arm was dangling from its wire. A splint and a clamp later, internetz throughout the storm. Win! Hey, it works for legs.