Monthly Archives: September 2011

Weird World Wonders

The Racetrack Playa, or The Racetrack, is a scenic dry lake feature with “sliding stones” that leave linear “racetrack” imprints. It is located above the northwestern side of Death Valley in California.  The stones move around though no one is quite sure how.

Racetrack Playa

Vroom Vroom - Racetrack Playa

 

Socotra, Yemen

The Island of Socotra in Yemen resembles someplace you’d expect to see aliens living in.  One of a handful of strange looking plants, the Dragon’s Blood Tree looks like broccoli and it’s resin is dark red.

Dragon's Blood trees

Dragon's Blood tree

 

The Chocolate Hills, Philippines

In the Philippines, on the island of Bohol you will find hundreds of limestone “domes” closely grouped together.  The domes are covered in grass that turns brown in the dry season hence the name “The Chocolate Hills” and a local legend claims that they were formed when giant buffalo ate too much.  There are numerous other legends surrounding their formation as well.

The Chocolate Hills

Chocolate?

 

Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a giant sinkhole off the coast of Belize that is around 1,000 feet across and more than 400 feet deep.  It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s not a black hole or anything and is considered one of the best scuba diving sites in the world.

Great Blue Hole Belize 2

The Great Blue Hole

the great blue hole, Belize

 

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Located west of the Great Salt Lake, the Bonneville Salt Flats are a 30,000 acre area that has a layer of salt on it up to 5 feet thick in some places.  Estimates say the area contains 147 million tons of salt.

Bonneville Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats

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Have you ever been to any of these weird world wonders?  Which one would you most like to visit?

Penguin Slice Part 1 and Part 2 with Walkthrough

Penguin Slice is a fun physics game, your goal is to slice structures made of wood, stone and ice to have them collapse on top of the penguins. Do not harm any people, they are not bad guys.

Play Penguin Slice at Phyfun Games

Watch Video Walkthrough for Penguin Slice game

Part 2 is loaded with new summertime characters, more challenging puzzles and fun animations!

Play Penguin Slice Part 2 at Bored Games

Watch Video Walkthrough for Penguin Slice Part 2

More Physics Games…

Creative Kids Photography

If there was a prize that could be given out to the most creative father, I’d hope that it was awarded to Jason Lee. A wedding photographer by trade, he’s used to capturing some of the most important moments in a couples’ lives. I think the real magic happens when he turns the camera onto his daughters.

Association Network Pillows

If you’re going to have throw pillows around, make them conversation starters, like pillows in the shape of familiar computer button icons, such as RSS, Mac OSX, subscribe, iTunes, and even chat balloons.

Display your loyalty to your favorite social networking site with a throw pillow your friends will recognize -or if you have no loyalty, use them all! Etsy seller Craftsquatch makes them in Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and other flavors, including a generic email pillow.

Amazing Cookie Monster Mugs

Do you want a cookie monster mug? It’s amazing…

12oz sculpted Sesame Street Cookie Monster mug with Cookie Monster’s face on one side and “cookies!” on the other.
4.75″ x 3.75″ x 3.5″. Not dishwasher or microwave safe.

Purchase here

 

GUND was formed in 1898 in Norwalk, USA and is America’s longest established plush toy company. Since its formation, GUND, by its quality, design and attention to detail has become the leading name for soft toys and was the first soft toy company to perfect the “under stuffed” and “supersoft” products. GUND is noted for a uniqueness of design and superior quality. By their nature GUND products usually become “collectable”. The company’s reputation has been established over 100 years by its ability to design and manufacture to the highest standards of assurance and durability.

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Grouchy in the morning? So’s Oscar, whose mug reads “I don’t do mornings!” Cheery Elmo loves mornings, naturally, and Cookie Monster is already asking for a treat. Ceramic, 18 oz mugs feature the unmistakable eyes of each character with a quote from him on the back. Microwave and dishwasher safe. 4½”H x 4″W x 5½”D.

Purchase here

Warm Feelings for Animals