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The Late Movies: A Sushi’s-Eye View

Kaiten-zushi is better known in the US as “conveyer-belt sushi” or a “sushi train.” Sushi is placed on small plates, and the plates on a conveyer belt that runs around the restaurant. Patrons sit at a bar or in booths along the belt’s path, picking off plates as they go by. Plates [...]

The Late Movies: Red Pandas

A video of a red panda trying to reach a doorknob charmed everyone who saw it this week. Red pandas are possibly the cutest animal on earth. Let’s take a good look at these little balls of fluff. Red Pandas Can’t Jump The little jumping panda’s name is Yuta. He lives in Japan. * The Red Panda Hop Jonathan “Song-A-Day” [...]

Weird Festivals & Strange Celebrations

“QUANTUM SHOT” #611Link – article by M. Christian and A. Abrams Almost as good as “The Festival of the Freshwater Squid” (see here) As one travels the globe and observes the variety of fairs, festivals, and frivolities, it becomes clear that: 1) the concepts of “weird, strange, bizarre” are really in the eyes of the beholder – [...]

How Fast Can You Go on a… Lawnmower?

When you think land-speed records, you usually think Lamborghini or Ferrari. You think Bonneville Salt Flats and Frank Lockhart and rocket-powered super cars that go 500 mph, or even 763 mph, as Andy Green did in 1997. What you don’t think of, however, is a man named Bob Cleveland, who holds the land speed record on [...]

10 Unusual Playgrounds From Around the World

Playgrounds have come a long way since the early days of hot, steel slides and open-backed infant swings. Safety is a big issue on today’s playgrounds, but so is imagination and ingenuity. Take a look at some of the many unusually cool designs popping up around the world. And if you have a favorite we [...]