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Hobbit coins to become legal tender

New Zealand is to release a series of ‘The Hobbit’ coins that will be considered legal tender. To commemorate the upcoming release of Peter Jackson’s …

Looking at Mom with Love

A tender mother-child moment, brought to you by the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. This picture was taken at Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesia. The contest is open for entries until June 28, or even later with an additional fee, but oy, look at the competition! Link -Thanks, Marilyn! (Image credit: miranda rachellina)

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXII

Friday is on the horizon and to take you into the sweet and tender recesses of the weekend, we have everyone’s favorite game: GUESS THE THEME! All the songs below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. The Beach Boys – Surfin’ Safari Jackson 5 – ABC R.E.M. – It’s The End [...]

Country Mints Star Wars Coins as Legal Tender

Nuie, an autonomous island nation and dependency of New Zealand, will mint coins bearing the images of Star Wars characters. They will be fully legal tender there: A set of 40 coins is being produced by the New Zealand Mint. As legal tender, the coins will have a face value of NZ$2 (£1), but the silver content [...]