Thursday, December 8, 2016

10 hacks of Christmas


OMG, you're going to love these clever and easy Christmas hacks!

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

how to get your kids to come home for the holidays


This is a sure-fire method to get those kids home for the holidays.  Have a tissue ready to dab away the tears.

More Christmas items.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

warning! this is risque and very funny




These guys look so innocent in their matching bathrobes, but they do know how to play the spoons! You've got to wonder how they thought this one up.


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

you, too, can foil that seed-stealing squirrel in your yard!


Yes, you, too, can foil that seed-stealing squirrel in your yard!  Here is the secret, along with a wicked narration.

 
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

today's stomach-churner--a slackline walk to Moai Tower


Follow along with daredevil Ryan Paul Robinson as he walks a slackline to the 105-foot-tall abrasive dolerite rock formation called Moai Tower in Fortescue Bay on the southeast coast of Tasmania, Australia.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

painting on water


Turkish artist Garip Ay recreates Van Gogh's "Starry Night" using ebru decorative paper art--one of the oldest Turkish arts.  A work is literally painted on water then transferred to paper.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

how to make a lovely hangar with a vintage doily


How to turn a vintage doily into a useful and beautiful hangar



1.  Start with a beautiful crocheted doily (perhaps one of grandma's, if you are so fortunate as to have one) and a padded satin hangar.


2.  Thread the hangar head through a center hole in the doily.  Adjust it so it hangs evenly over the hangar body.  Pin the doily to the hangar with a long pin with a large head.  Weave it in and out several times, ending with the sharp end down in the fabric.  Alternatively, sew the doily to the hangar using loose, long stitches.  This will secure it. 




3.  Admire your handiwork and congratulate yourself on getting grandma's doilies out where you can see them.  Make plenty and give them away as gifts--if you can bear to part with them.


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Friday, October 7, 2016

did you miss the Cat Olympics?


These kitties know their stuff.  Watch them compete in various categories, including the high jump and mouse toss.

 
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

this real couple knows how to dance


This might inspire you to get practicing for your next high school reunion.  Or wedding reception.

 
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Friday, September 30, 2016

white arctic wolf howls


You know you like to howl like a wolf and are triggered by hearing a wolf howl.  Well, this white arctic wolf at the San Diego Zoo likes to howl along with his audience. 


Things to do in San Diego.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

coffee art


Latte artist Kohei Matsuno makes coffees that simply must be photographed before drinking!




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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

this guy grows giant vegetables


This Wales gardener grows really big vegetables.  Some weight up to 100 pounds!  But he doesn't give away the secret.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

dancing dinner rolls


Charlie Chaplin performs The Roll Dance in this clip from his silent film, "The Gold Rush."  Be careful.  Don't show this to children before dinner!


More silly items.

More dancing.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

the hilarious Copper Clapper Caper


Jack Webb and Johnny Carson discuss the Copper Clapper Caper.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

recipe: SuperSimple Chicken Adobo


This SuperSimple Chicken Adobo recipe is flavorful and delicious.  Serve it with rice and broccoli. 



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image ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Peru rope bridge


Using traditional Inka engineering techiniques, the locals around Apurimac River Canyon in Peru annually rebuild the O'eswachaka Bridge.  This amazing feat has been done every year since the time of the Inka rule and takes just three days. 

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item contributed by Jeff Feiffer


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

singing zebra


This zebra at Natural Bridge Caverns Wildlife Ranch in Texas will sing for his supper, and even just for a snack.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

cat as dog


This cat reminds me of my own in both looks and disposition.  I've even thought my cat might have a dog in family tree.  

 
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More dogs and cats together.  

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

fly with an eagle


Fly in the sky over Dubai with this eagle!  Darshan was released from the top of the world tallest building, the Burj Kalifa.  He makes several rounds of the city, but hang on to the end, when he spots his handler and zooms in for an amazing landing.

 
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

yoga cat


This woman does an impressive yoga move, but her cat can't be bothered to watch--he just wants to lick his whiskers in front of the camera.  

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

this bear walks upright


Let's take a walk around the yard with Pedals the Bear.  What is amazing is that he walks upright, apparently due to injured paws.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

NYC street art-ist


Watching this street artist produce a souvenir to order is amazing.  That'll be $20 please!

More NYC.

Way more NYC things to do. 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

recipe: SuperSimple Orzo-Spinach Summer Salad


This SuperSimple Orzo-Spinach Summer Salad is based on one I’ve bought many times at the Whole Foods take-out counter.  It travels well and is perfect for a summer picnic.  


SuperSimple Orzo-Spinach Summer Salad
SuperSimple Orzo-Spinach Summer Salad


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image ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers    

Friday, July 1, 2016

how to make a star out of a chopsticks wrapper


This child isn't too impressed by her mommy trying to entertain her by making a star out of a chopsticks wrapper.  But mommy is having fun.  Ah, finally the noodles arrive!




How to make a chopsticks wrapper bird out of a chopsticks wrapper.

How to make a chopsticks wrapper heart out of a chopsticks wrapper.

How to make a chopsticks stand out of a chopsticks wrapper.

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video ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

balance the salt shaker trick


This child doesn't believe her mommy can actually balance the salt shaker.

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video ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

these twins don't want to go bye-bye


Is there anything cuter than infant twins?  Well, maybe a kitten or kitten twins. 

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video ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


Thursday, June 16, 2016

twin sisters each give birth to second set of twins


These twin sisters in Utah each gave birth to their second set of twins at about the same time!

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Friday, June 10, 2016

what penguins think of opera


Watch what these penguins do when this guy starts singing.  

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More opera.

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item contributed by Jeff Feiffer

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

cat plays baseball


This cat got loose on the field at Angel Stadium in Los Angeles during a game with the St. Louis Cardinals.  He finally got safely caught in the stands. 

More cats.

More baseball.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

magic trick--don't try this at home


A mesmerizing little magic break for your day.  Don't start watching unless you have the time to finish!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

river crossing by tractor in Russia


Watch this clever way to get across a raging river in Russia--with a little help from a couple of tractors.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

close call


These people just missed being hit by a huge truck that jackknifes as it tries to miss a fallen log in the road.  

More close calls. 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

unusual song


Georgia's got a talented, experimental singer. 

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item contributed by Jeff Feiffer

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

dressing twins isn't easy


Dressing twins isn't easy.  Especially at the same time.  Part 2.

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More babies. 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

9 people on one motorcycle


Nine people manage to fit on this one motorcycle.  Apparently this is one family with only one motorcycle.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

cello duel


What is this--the 5th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, or “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin?   Take a pleasant music break while you decide.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

CATcerto


This CATcerto stars Nora The Piano Cat.  You've seen her here before in past posts, and here she is again with a classical orchestra backing her up!

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More piano-playing animals.

More pianos.


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

"Piano Man" sung by a stageful of celebs


Let's forget about life for a while and listen to this entourage sing "Piano Man" with Billy Joel.  I LOVE seeing all these stars--Kevin Spacey, Boyz II Men, Natalie Maines, Josh Groban, Gavin DeGraw,  Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rimes and Michael Feinstein--on stage at the same time!

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More singing.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

sweet little baby elephant among this small grouping


It appears that the two little elephants might have itchy noses.  The smallest one seems to be learning how his trunk operates.

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More Africa.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

ice skating on lake in Sweden


Let's go ice skating on a lake in Sweden and watch the fishies through the crystal-clear ice.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Sister Rosetta Tharpe performs “Didn’t It Rain”


Take a break from your travails and listen up to Sister Rosetta Tharpe perform “Didn’t It Rain” in Manchester, England in 1964.  With good reason, she was known as the Godmother of Rock and Roll and the Original Soul Sister.  


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

cat on the hunt for lunch


My cat NEEDS this!  I am going to put my techie husband to work making Barney one.  Does anyone know where we can buy one ready to go?  LOVE it!


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Monday, February 1, 2016

bridge building made easy


Time-lapse photography illustrates how easy bridge-building can be!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

water trick

This amazing trick shows you how to suspend water.  What do you think--real or fake?  I'd try it outside above a grassy area.  

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Monday, January 25, 2016

bulldog rides motocycle


This English Bulldog names Sweets gives us a sweet wave as she rides down the highway with her human. 

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Friday, January 22, 2016

from the cradle to the grave


Using time-lapse photography, an artist painted a woman from birth to old age.  And sometimes it does seem like life is flying by this quickly.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

tractor on swinging bridge


Will this tractor make it across this swinging bridge in Peru?

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More bridges.

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