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Brookfield Zoo sting rays

Brookfield Zoo sting rays

My family loves visiting the Brookfield Zoo. However, the Brookfield Zoo really needs to put up a sign showing how long a child’s arm needs to be in order to pet the stingrays at the Stingray Bay exhibit. My three year old daughter wasn’t even close to being able to pet the stingrays (actually cownose […]

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golf carts at zoo

golf carts at zoo

Prior to my family’s visit to Brookfield Zoo yesterday I experienced great soreness from sanding my deck the prior weekend. My wife had a great idea. Zoos should offer golf carts to patrons. I like this idea. I like it very much. However, there must be regulations for golf carts at zoos. No regulations would […]

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The country that beat USA in 2010 World Cup

The country that beat USA in 2010 World Cup

I’ll give you one good reason why Americans don’t like soccer. We get beat by small unknown nations which is really, really sad. I was curious to learn more about Ghana, the country that knocked the United States out of the 2010 World Cup. So I went to wikipedia. Here’s some highlights: Ghana is the […]

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jpg icon meaning

jpg icon meaning

Why does the .jpg icon have a circle, square, and triangle? The only explanation I can think of is that the jpeg is considered a basic building block of the internet.

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cobra commander from cobra-la

cobra commander from cobra-la

I just watched G.I. Joe: The Movie, 1987. It’s probably been about 20 years since I last saw it. Overall, it holds up pretty well once you get over the silliness of all the Cobra-la worms. Though the core idea that Cobra-la’s organic nature plays a contrast to today’s cold technology is fun to think […]

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dyson vacuums ugly

dyson vacuums ugly

So many people herald the Dyson vacuums for their supposedly beautiful design. I think they’re ugly. They look so awkward and clunky. Perhaps people think they look cool for the Dyson’s attempt at looking industrial. These machines miss that mark. They look more cartoonish than industrial.

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word of the day: verisimilitude

word of the day: verisimilitude

verisimilitudeverisimilitude[ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood, -tyood] noun1. the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability: The play lacked verisimilitude.2. something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth. (dictionary.com; audio also available)

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pigeon camera inventor

pigeon camera inventor

Doppel-Sport Panoramic Camerainventor: Dr. Julius Neubronner of Kronbergtested: 1908 at SpandauMarketed: 1912 onwards information from page 283, “The Illustrated History of the Camera”, D. B.;Auer, Michel Tubbsavailable at Wheaton Public Library: 771.3AUE wikipedia entry here video of Dr. Neubronner playing with some kids and a dachshund

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brookfield zoo pachyderm house

brookfield zoo pachyderm house

Dear Brookfield Zoo,Your zoo is world-class. However, the Pachyderm House has been closed for over ONE YEAR. Please open it.Thank you Feel free to share your concerns about the Pachyderm House with the Brookfield Zoo at their contact page. hi-res photo at my flickr

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