Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Auld Lang Syne, Happy New Year!


Take a few minutes to enjoy this uplifting video.  It's time for reflection.  Happy New Year!

More happy new year items.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

flash mob at Paris shopping center


Are we tired yet of flash mobs?  Apparently not if it is composed of a talented group of child prodigies.  

More flash mob performances. 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Santa flies commercial

Your kids will likely enjoy this video depicting Santa flying around the world in a commercial airliner.

More Santa items.  

More Christmas items.

More airplanes.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas cat with catnip


Simon's cat is at it again!  This time he brings a little Christmas cheer to our day.

More cats.

More Christmas items.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

naughty little boys caught with the evidence


Thought this must be somehow politically incorrect, it is a hilarious encounter with naughty little boys who have been caught with the evidence all over them.  Anyone who is a parent can relate.  Daddy has trouble not laughing as he doles out discipline options. 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

porcupine talk


Have your ever heard a porcupine talk?  Or seen one eat a pumpkin?  Here you go!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

cat in the box


This cat does not seem to know how big he is relative to the box.  And he doesn't care.  Watch that tail wag!

More cats in boxes.  

More cats.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

symphony played on car horns


The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays "My Country 'Tis of Thee" on MINI horns. 

More cars.

More commercials. 

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item contributed by John Briggs

Monday, November 17, 2014

body as skateboard


This daredevil straps some rollers on his appendages and heads downhill through a beautiful pass in Switzerland. 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

flash mob opera singers in grocery store


I do wish I could be in the right place sometime to see a performance like this.  Here, at the John Lewis Foodhall from Waitrose in London, a flash mob performs the Italian classic opera song  "Funiculì, Funiculà."  And just look at those wide aisles!

More flash mob performances. 

More opera.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

surfing in the curl


Let's go surfing, now
With surfer Koa Smith, at Skeleton Bay in Namibia.

More surfing.

More extreme sports. 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

heroic military horse

In honor of tomorrow being Veteran's Day, meet U.S. Marine Corps war horse Sgt. Reckless.  For her heroic actions during the Korean War, she was promoted to Staff Sergeant and served out her final days with the 1st Marine Divison at Camp Pendleton in California.

More Marines items.

More military items. 

One Marine's story. 

A Rosie-the-Riveter story.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

recipe: SuperSimple Corn Bread



This SuperSimpe recipe for corn bread goes extremely well with my SuperSimple recipe for veggie chili.  Together they make the a delicious light and satisfying meal. 

More SuperSimple recipes.

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image ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

laughing baby


Can't get enough of laughing cherubs.

More laughing babies.   
Which one makes you laugh the most?

More babies.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

recipe: SuperSimple Hummus


This SuperSimple recipe for Hummus is good for lunch and dinner. 


hummus
More SuperSimple recipes.

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image ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, October 27, 2014

a sad clown with a golden voice


sings "Hallelujah."  Watch when you're feeling strong.  It's a fabulous performance worth watching to the end. 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

aurora borealis/Northern Lights caught on video


This is a video of an aurora substorm that was filmed in Yellowknife, Canada.  What I like about it in particular is hearing the people yelping and howling at the sight of it.  It is amazing and satisfying to watch. 

See a webcam focused on the Northern Lights.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

skilled bike ride on Scotland's Isle of Skye



Pro trials cyclist Danny Macaskill uses his biking skills along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.his home region, Scotland's Isle of Skye.  He rides over waterfalls, cliffs, sharp ridges, and mountain peaks in the clouds.  It's a beautiful video--enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

how to carve a pumpkin


It's really quite easy to carve a pumpkin, but it helps to see a demonstration and to get a grip on the kinds of knives you should use.

More pumpkins.

More Halloween.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

second graders dine at NYC's Daniel


What would happen if six second-graders from Brooklyn dined together on a $220 per person, seven-course tasting menu at NYC's fancy schmancy Daniel restaurant?

More NYC.  

Way more things to do in NYC. 
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item contributed by Jeff Feiffer




Monday, October 6, 2014

traffic intersection in Ethiopia


updated August 7, 2015

It seems bad traffic is everywhere.  Here it is at Meskel Square in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.  It's a jungle out there!  True, the video is speeded up, but notice there is no traffic signal!  And check out those poor pedestrians! 

More bad traffic.  

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Friday, October 3, 2014

this dog LOVES the ocean


Walter the Labrador Retriever loves running down to the ocean in Siracusa, Sicily and charging right into the water.  This makes a refreshing view on a hot day.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

funny card trick

This fast talker performs some comedy as well as an amazing card trick.

More card tricks.

See more magic.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Koko the Gorilla with Robin Williams


This happy video leaves much to be desired in the technical department of sound and visual quality, but it still manages to be very heartwarming.  Enjoy.

More Koko the gorilla.

More Robin Williams.

More gorillas.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

amazing antique European desk

Filled with hidden cabinets, this intricately decorated cabinet-desk was made in the 1700s.  It is topped with a chiming clock and features doors and drawers that open with the touch of a button.  It was on display in 2012 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC; looks like we missed it.

More amazing things.

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item contributed by Linda Randolph

Friday, September 5, 2014

cat fight


This orange female gives her black male partner a piece of her mind.  She does all the talking.

More cats.

More talking cats.  

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