Monday, December 30, 2013

skiing without snow


No snow?  Ski the rain forest!


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Friday, December 20, 2013

charming school Christmas performance


Yes, these kids ARE lip syncing, and they do it very well.


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Monday, December 16, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple playdough


Here's a SuperSimple recipe for making playdough from scratch.  Try it next time you're lucky enough to be spending some time with a child.  My grandkids ages 2 through 14 absolutely loved playing with it.



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Friday, December 13, 2013

snow-diving fox


And all you have to do is drive to the store!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

worst nativity scenes ever


Perhaps you have something to add to this pitiful collection of nativity scenes?


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Monday, December 2, 2013

Epic Volvo Truck Split performed by Jean-Claude Van Damme


These Volvo trucks are going backwards as Jean-Claude Van Damme stands on the side mirrors. This took place on a closed airfield in Spain and demonstrates the precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering.


More trucks.

More interesting commercials.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

a grain of sand magnified


Seen under a microscope, grains of sand are as different from one another as are snowflakes.


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

twin magicians cut lady in half


This is clearly impossible.  How do they do it?


See more magic.

More twins.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Marine Corps answering machine


A reminder about what the Marine Corps--and military in general--does for our country.


More military items.

One Marine's story.

A Rosie-the-Riveter story.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

winners of the 2012 Junior Division National Carolina Shag Dancing Championships


Go Jeremy go!  They're dancing to dancing to Joe Turner singing “Flip, Flop and Fly.”


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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

amazingly talented juggler


French Juggler Alexander Koblikov performs his Sea Story juggling act and makes it look  easy to juggle 10 balls at the same time.


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Friday, November 1, 2013

magic by Kevin James


This American magician's got talent!


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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

mommy has a scary nose


This baby isn't sure what to think when his mommy blows her nose.


More laughing babies.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

scary ghouls video


I saw this a few years back at the Metro Hotel in Petaluma, California.


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Friday, October 25, 2013

cats stealing dog beds


What happens when a cat steals a dog's bed?  Sometimes they share!


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item submitted by reader Jeff Feiffer

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

the Rat Pack in action + Johnny Carson


The Rat Pack minus Joey Bishop (Johnny Carson subs) live at the "Kiel Opera House" in St. Louis sings "Birth of the Blues."


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Monday, October 21, 2013

this dog drives a car


What would be the expression on YOUR face if you saw this dog driving down the street?


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Friday, October 18, 2013

booster bag scam


Here's another thing to look out for next time you travel.


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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Carrie" is coming


Not your usual movie trailer.


More scary stuff.

More movies.

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idea submitted by reader Gene Meyers

Monday, October 14, 2013

unusual cocoon


Watch this video and learn something new--about cocoons and butterflies.


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Friday, October 11, 2013

cigarette trick


This trick reminds me of something I saw Kramer do on "Seinfeld."


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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

mop your floor with your cat


Save time and money by mopping your floor with your cat!


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idea submitted by reader Barbara Carlson

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

beach police


Summer is almost over.  There's still time to get caught by the beach police.


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

world's best card trick


James Galea makes magic at the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.


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Friday, August 30, 2013

flash flood filled with debris flows in southern Utah


Though the danger of this phenomenon is taken a little too lightly by the filming participants, seeing this flash flood full of debris is an amazing sight.


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple lemon curd

This SuperSimple lemon curd is simply THE BEST!



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, August 26, 2013

virtual roller coaster ride


It's that time in summer when we need a good jolt from a roller coaster ride. Let's try the scary Griffon Roller Coaster at Bush Gardens Williamsburg.


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Friday, August 23, 2013

how to make the best baby announcement ever


Try this one out on your mother next time you have a new baby announcement.


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Monday, August 19, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple one-crust galette

This little pie is a personal favorite recipe of mine and those around me--SuperSimple one-crust galette. 



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Friday, August 16, 2013

baby panda meets its mommy



This baby panda is reunited with her mother after the birth at the Taipei zoo.



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

morphing movie stars


Watch as these 50 beautiful female movie stars morph from one to another.


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Monday, August 12, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

shark cat on Roomba


In case you're not aware this is Shark Week, check out these tolerant, well-behaved pets.  It looks like this is the original Shark Cat video.


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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

two buses cross waterfall


OMG, these people in Nicaragua were lucky!  Don't try this at home.


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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

the German language is NOT the language of love


I admit this is in questionable taste, but I also think it is quite funny.  What do you think?


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Monday, July 29, 2013

kids with road rage


Feeling particularly cranky this Monday morning?  Check out these probably crankier kids with great accents.


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Friday, July 26, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple morning pie

This SuperSimple recipe for morning pie is usually among the stupendous array of goodies featured in the breakfast buffet at Elk Cove Inn in the teeny town of Elk located just south of Mendocino in California.  Wow your own guests with it!



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

we still need paper


More commercials. 

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Idea submitted by reader Jeff Feiffer.


Monday, July 22, 2013

How many cheese crackers can fit on a cat?


Silliness reigns here today.  Polly is our Maine Coon cat. Inspired by another video I saw, I wondered how many cheese crackers we could place on her before she woke up and dumped them. I thought maybe 10 max. I thought wrong! My husband managed to place 34 crackers on her. We used Annie's Organic Cheddar Classics to keep everything wholesome. OMG, it was so much FUN! It was all I dreamed it would be. I laughed so hard after that I was relaxed enough for a good nights' sleep. When I asked my husband if it was good for him, too, he said, "Not as good as it was for you." You can see the smile on his face in the video, but sometimes he can be a party pooper. Believe me, he had as much fun as I did! How many crackers can you place on your kitty before it wakes up?
Music video and movie director Dave Meyers calls this video "hilarious."


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video c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


This is the original video that inspired me.  Though it is shot vertically and the participants are very slow--they quit at only 18 crackers--I do especially like the figernail polish.



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

impala antelope being chased by cheetahs jumps into tourist's safari car


In case you missed seeing this on TV, this impala picked an unusual escape from cheetahs chasing it.


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Friday, July 12, 2013

the world's worst airplane meal?


Ever have a bad airplane meal? It probably wasn't THIS bad, but this is a fun, funny read.






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image courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

revolution-themed photos


Travel bloggers were asked to submit a photo with a short description to a blog posting themed "revolution."  It is interesting to view the 27 thoughts on that topic.  My own image is among them at #24:

 
In 2010 hundreds of thousands red-shirt protesters gathered in Bangkok to demand that the current prime minister resign and that the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, at that time a fugitive, be permitteded to return.  I saw this t-shirt stand through a bus window.


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posting and image copyright 2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, July 8, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple snickerdoodles

This SuperSimple recipe for snickerdoodles is fun to make with kids. 



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple veggie chili


This SuperSimple recipe for veggie chili is perfect for a light and satisfying meal. 



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, June 24, 2013

ugly dog contest


I think the world's ugliest dogs look quite similar.  Here are some of the contestants in a 2015 World's Ugliest Dog Contest.


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Friday, June 21, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple tomatillo guacamole

This SuperSimple recipe for tomatillo guacamole is perfect for a summer evening. 



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, June 17, 2013

extreme mountain biking


This is the finals of the Red Bull Rampage for 2012. Click to make sure you watch it full-screen.


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More extreme sports.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

a cockateil whistles along with a piano tune


This cockatiel is whistling the theme song from the Japanese anime movie, "My Neighbor Totoro."


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

how to say "hello" in Fijian


This is the "bula" greeter at the lush Outrigger resort in Fiji. 


Bula arrival drum at the Radisson Hotel Fiji.

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video c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


Monday, June 10, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

dog is cheetah's best friend


This interesting experiment is taking place at the San Diego Safari Park.


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item submitted by reader Christine Kemp



Monday, June 3, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple sesame kale chips


This SuperSimple recipe for sesame kale chips is a less spicy take-off on the delicious Trader Joe’s version.  The chips are especially nice to leave out for guilt-free snacking as you wander in and out of the kitchen.



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

cat on drums


This enthusiastic cat seems to play as well as his human.


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idea submitted by reader Linda Randolph



Monday, May 20, 2013

laughing baby


This video claims to be the original one to depict the laughing baby. 


Here's another laughing baby.

Which one do you think is the funniest?

More babies. 

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Friday, May 17, 2013

goats in trees


If you want to see goats in trees, take a trip to southern Morocco where they climb into the Argon tree to munch on its fruit.

Or, maybe you would prefer a wall calendar depicting goats in trees!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

recipe: SuperSimple roasted curry cauliflower


Looking for a SuperSimple recipe for cauliflower for dinner tonight?  Look no more.  And its healthy, too.



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Christian the lion reunited with his human friend


"In 1969 a young Australian, John Rendall and his friend Ace Bourke, bought a small lion cub from Harrods pet department, which was then legal. 'Christian' was kept in the basement of a furniture shop on the Kings Road in Chelsea, the heart of the swinging sixties. Loved by all, the affectionate cub ate in a local restaurant, played in a nearby graveyard, but was growing fast... "


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Monday, May 6, 2013

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's concert for a girl with cancer


This very special concert was performed in hospital as a surprise for this young girl.


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

cat licks vacume cleaner


This cat wants to eat the vacume cleaner. 


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Monday, April 29, 2013

full moon rising


This amazing video of a full moon rising was shot in Wellington, New Zealand.


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Monday, April 22, 2013

elephant delivers breakfast


At this B&B in Salinas, California, an elephant delivers your breakfast!


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Friday, April 19, 2013

toddler with dog and puddle


This is so sweet.  However, the not-so-sweet side of me wonders if the dog and child were directed.  Oh, let's not be bothered with that.  Just enjoy the feel-good sequence.


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

elephant painting


This elephant munches while painting and is a piece of art herself.


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More art.

More things to see in Thailand.

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video c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers




Monday, April 15, 2013

baby elephant having a blast


You could stop watching after the first two minutes, but why do that when there are two MORE minutes of cuteness?


More elephants.
 
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Friday, April 12, 2013

101 simple pleasures


Be happy, don't worry.  101 simple pleasures.
Well, ok, I could skip number 43.  Which one could you skip?
My fave is number 32 (below).  Which one is your fave?


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image c2013 Nicole Meyers









Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fiji waves


Chill out and listen to the surf.


Things to do in Fiji.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Budweiser donkey


You've seen the Budweiser Clydesdales commercials.  But have you see their donkey commercial?


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Friday, April 5, 2013

toddler crazy about gangnam-style song


This toddler sleeps like a baby until her favorite song is played.  It's funny but also kind of weird, dontcha think?


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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

kitty rides bike


This cat rides on his owner who rides on his bike through the streets of Philly.  Reminds me of a professor I once knew at San Francisco State College back aways.  He adopted one of my cat's kittens and then turned it into a neck scarf that he wore to work each day.  The cat would just stay there, wrapped around his neck, enjoying the warmth.   :)


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Monday, April 1, 2013