Month: June 2010

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

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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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.

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.

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)

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

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