Thursday, December 20, 2018

Chuck Norris lights up the sky for Christmas


Chuck Norris does his thing for Christmas.


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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

delightful performance of "Sugar Plum Fairy" on a glass harp


Sit back and enjoy this sweet performance of "Sugar Plum Fair" on a glass harp.


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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

rock version of "Little Drummer Boy"


You might enjoy this version of “Little Drummer Boy” by “for KING & COUNTRY.” It was filmed live in Phoenix, Arizona.


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

lunch on top of a skyscraper


The story behind the workers in the amazing photograph is amazing, if not actually dizzying, itself.


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Thursday, November 29, 2018

crochet a snow storm of snowflakes


I consider this easy crochet project seasonal and make them fall through winter.  As with my other little crochet projects, I indulge during down time when visiting my grandchildren and leave the finished snowflakes behind for them to find as they will and hopefully trigger memories of Grandma.  I did discover that the kitties really enjoy these snowflakes, too. 
Pattern here.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Liam Neeson auditions to be a mall Santa


Actually, Liam Neeson is auditioning to be a mall Santa. Personally, I hope he doesn't get the job.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

massive triple-spiral structure with 15,000 dominoes goes down


It took 25 hours spread over 8 days to build this massive triple-spiral structure with 15,000 dominoes.


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Friday, November 2, 2018

child pulls invisible cord to make ship toot


Most kids try this with big trucks. This little girl tries it with a big ship and gets more than she expects.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Korean drummer does it his way


Though the lady singer does a great job of singing "I Did It My Way," this Korean drummer steals the show.


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Thursday, October 11, 2018

flash mob performs "Stairway to Heaven" in Mainz, Germany


I would have liked to be at this sunny square in Mainz, Germany, to enjoy this performance. Wouldn't you?


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Bansky art self-destructs


You probably saw the recent article about street artist Bansky's painting self-destructing after the Sotheby's gavel declared it sold. Here it is for the world to witness. Looks like Bansky must have arranged for some photographers and videographers to be on site to capture it all.


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Friday, October 5, 2018

amazing roller skating performance


The Skating Aratas duo do an amazing rollerskating performance.


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

why you should end your shower with a cold water rinse


A Navy Seal explains the health benefits of ending your shower with a cold water rinse.


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

trucker cat


Percy the rescue cat rides the open road with his trucker daddy.


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Friday, September 14, 2018

this dog was rescued from a deserted island


This rescue story about a dog found on a deserted island ends well.


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

waltz composed by Sir Anthony Hopkins


"And The Waltz Goes On,” a waltz composed by Sir Anthony Hopkins, is performed by AndrĂ© Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra.


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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

don't mess with this owl


This Great horned owl spreads its wings in attempt to look bigger than it is.


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Watch some owls via live webcam.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

red crabs everywhere


Red crabs on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean near Australia migrate annually in October.


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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

crochet a bouquet of flowers


These flowers are a snap to crochet. They require little yarn so you can use up scraps. I like to crochet them when I am visiting my grandchildren. The flowers keep me busy when I get bored and when the kids ignore me. Often they will check in with me to watch my progress. I always give the flowers away, and sometimes just leave them laying around to be discovered. Who doesn’t like a flower?  
Pattern here.


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Friday, August 24, 2018

amazing card tricks


These guys know how to move cards around!


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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

"Havana" is Best Video of 2018


A few days ago this video directed by Dave Meyers was declared best video of the year at the VMA Awards. It is funny AND sexy. Do watch.


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

photo gallery of old-time store-front kiddie rides


During my many visits to Jackson Heights in Queens, New York, I’ve discovered some wonderful old-time kiddie rides outside in front of shops. They wait patiently for someone to insert a few quarters for a ride. Sometimes it is a very long wait. The rides include horses, a dinosaur, and an elephant.
See the photo gallery.

I’ve also discovered that these artifacts from the past still exist in other neighborhoods, too, and in many other places around the world. So I also have a yellow elephant from Manhattan’s Chinatown, a taxi from the Santa Monica Pier in Southern California, and a quarter horse from Amarillo, Texas.

Do some still exist in your neighborhood, too?


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image ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

mother beside child on horse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC
mother beside child on horse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

updated mary jane tea


Curious about those medical marijuana teas? Watch this informative video aimed at women. I think I need some of that Positivi-tea. Which one could you benefit from?


This is what a cup of tea looks like around the world.

Top tea times around the world.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

1920s Dodge car hits the bumpy road


Don't try this at home with a modern car! Looks like they made cars a little more sturdy back in the day. This Dodge Brothers sedan from the 1920s drives over bumpy dirt and mud roads with ease. Eventually it lands at a gushing oil well.


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Monday, August 6, 2018

bus ride on scary Nepal road flooded from a waterfall


This bus continues along a scary road that is made scarier with a flood from a waterfall.


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Friday, August 3, 2018

elegant Chinese tea ceremony


This Chinese tea ceremony takes a while. The way the lady makes the presentation is like a little dance. It takes place at the Zaoyua Hotel in Yan'an in the Shaanxi Province of China.


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Top tea times around the world.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

cowboys herding cats


Herding cats isn't easy. Enjoy!


Herding Texas longhorns.

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item contributed by Barbara Black

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

extreme bike and runners race through the streets of Edinburgh


Check out these two bikers and two runners as they race through the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland.


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Monday, July 23, 2018

easy Instagram tutorial


Want to learn some easy new tricks for Instagram. Browse this quick and easy Instagram tutorial. It's all in print. No boring videos to wade through.


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image ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


Friday, July 20, 2018

Texas longhorns take a stroll down main street


These Texas longhorns enjoy a saunter down the downtown main street in Amarillo, Texas.


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What to do in Amarillo, Texas.

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video ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


Monday, July 16, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

duck duck dog


This video is too cute! Watch this sweet dog play chase with a duck.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

extreme cycling at the Grand Canyon


Some people just have to push the envelope. This guy dances his bike at the edge of the Grand Canyon.


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Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

dangerous plane landing


This plane lands on ice on one of the world's shortest runways, at Courchevel Altiport in the French Alps.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

this cat flies


Watch this nimble cat fly over his opposition.


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

luxury treehouses in Sweden


Treehouse hotels are sprouting up like . . . trees. Here are some fabulous ones in a Lappland forest in Sweden.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

a bean seed grows into a stalk


This makes me want to go pop a bean in the ground. And re-read "Jack and the Beanstalk."


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Friday, May 18, 2018

father-daughter singing duo


This father and his 4-year-old daughter sing a delightful rendition of "You've Got a Friend in Me." Enjoy.


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Thursday, May 3, 2018

this guy skis his way around the world


It does seem that some of this must have been done with special effects. Anyone know for sure? Meanwhile, this is quite a ride!


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Monday, April 30, 2018

how to put a screen door back on its tracks


This man thinks fixing his screen door will be a snap. It sort of is.


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Friday, April 27, 2018

let's take a bobsled ride


Ever wondered what it would be like to ride in a bobsled? Here you go!


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

little girl puts 5 animals to sleep


This Chinese little girl puts five animals to sleep a the same time with her gentle strokes and sounds. I found myself yawning about 2/3 the way through. Excuse me while I go take a little nap.


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

nesting eagle reacts to earthquake


Did you tomorrow is the anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake?  Here is something to remind us that earthquakes are always with us, and not only humans are affected.  

item contributed by Barbara Carlson



View these bald eagles live in their nest via webcam.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

how carrots are harvested


This will probably burst some bubbles, but here is how carrots are harvested nowadays.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

laughing horses


This is hilarious! You'll at least be smiling by the end, if not actually letting out a horse laugh!


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Friday, April 6, 2018

recipe: One-Pan Pasta


This SuperSimple One-Pan Pasta recipe makes a colorful main dish.



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image ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

how to build a log cabin


Building a log cabin doesn't look so difficult and it takes less than 5 minutes here!


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

biggest cat in NYC


Meet Samson, the biggest cat in NYC.


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

dog drives car


Let's have a little fun with Gabe the bulldog as he hits the road in his little red sports car.


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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cirque du Soleil does a selection from “Svecounia”


Here you go with a quick, delightful excerpt from Cirque du Soleil's “Svecounia," and it's free!


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

the difference between Kiwis and Aussies


Ever wondered what the difference is between Kiwis and Aussies?


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Friday, March 16, 2018

amusement park mechanical elephant ride


Here's an elephant you can feel good about riding. In fact, 50 people can ride it at one time! But you'll have to travel to Nantes, France. Read more.


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item contributed by Connie Terwilliger

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

good luck charms


Wouldn't it be nice to collect good luck charms as you roam the world? This article documents 24 good luck charms, of which I have a few from my own trips.

I just a few weeks ago saw a show at San Francisco Airport about Japanese Maneki Neko cats.
good luck Maneki Neko cats displayed at San Francisco Airport
good luck Maneki Neko cats displayed at San Francisco Airport

On that same trip, I picked up a worry doll at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Mexico.

good luck worry doll displayed at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
good luck worry doll displayed at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

And I gave my adult daughter a nazar to protect her new house from the evil eye (I bought it in Portland, Oregon, at the famous Powell's Bookstore).

Have you collected any good luck charms on your travels?


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Friday, March 9, 2018

this guy nails accents


You can travel the world in just a few minutes with this accent virtuoso.


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

London slim house


You've probably heard of "tiny houses," but have you heard of a "slim house"? Check this out.


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Friday, March 2, 2018

clever beer holder


Pack this along when you want to relax in the great outdoors.


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Thursday, February 22, 2018

clever commercial


This clever Pepsi commercial addresses kung fu.


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idea contributed by Connie Terwilliger

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

dog and man sing in the car


This French bulldog sings along with his master as they drive along. It is a fun and mesmerizing performance.


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Charlie the talking cockatoo


This sulfur-crested cockatoo, known as Charlie, lives at the Kula Eco Park in Fiji. He was painted orange about 18 years ago for his role in the TV series "Swiss Family Robinson." He loves to talk, and lives with his female sidekick Ratu.


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video c2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

cockatoos make tools to get at treat


I've seen video of crows that are able to open backpacks, but who knew that cockatoos can make tools to capture a treat?  Watch this!


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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

photos of LOVE sculptures found around the world


Here is a photo gallery focused on Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculptures, which I was surprised to discover are found all around the world.  Because I couldn't stop with just that, there are additional images of other spelled-out LOVE sculptures and of several city hearts.  Which one is your favorite?


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image ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Thursday, February 8, 2018

dog trick


This dog performs a magic trick!  Watch carefully.


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

recipe: SuperSimple Jicama Salad


This SuperSimple Jicama Salad recipe makes a delicious and beautiful side salad or summer meal.


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image ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

contemporary desk with hidden compartments


You've probably seen antique furniture with hidden compartments, but here is a totally contemporary desk finely crafted with many secret compartments.  



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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

amazing sychronization of marbles and music


Prepare to be wowed by these marbles and magnets and wood blocks and dominoes as they move to “Waltz of the Flowers” by Tchaikovsky. 


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Friday, January 26, 2018

a real doll


Learn some make-up tricks that can turn you into a real doll.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

chainsaw artist


It is always interesting to watch an artist at work.  Chainsaw carver Jordan Anderson turns two tree trunks into  amazing Siberian Husky sculptures that can be used as benches. 


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

not your usual antique coffee table


This antique coffee table has hidden compartments galore.  Every house needs one.  And this particular one needs some proper chess pieces.  Prepare to be amazed!


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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Monarch butterflies in Mexico


I've always wanted to see the Monarch butterflies flittering around in the forest in Michoacán, Mexico.  They come here from Canada each year to overwinter, and it is the largest insect migration in the world.  I'd still like to see it in person.


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Tuesday, January 2, 2018