There's a large variety of topics in this week's "List of Fabulous Finds" - with links to articles and videos about the moon and mars, college applications and homesickness, uncommon uses for household items, a recipe I just can't wait to try, and some "things that swim."
Don't miss checking out any of these links!
Sometimes watching videos posted on the Internet can be a waste of time, but I found the ones linked here to be very entertaining and informative. Of course, I also had to include a few photos of my own - one of which I was very surprised by how well it turned out!
This Week's Fabulous Finds:
~ ~ A Discovery about the Red Planet
~ ~ Lunar EclipseSunday, September 27th was a "BIG" night for the moon! Skies were clear and it was a beautiful evening in Montana.
A few friends were visiting, and we had a great view of the "Super Moon" lunar eclipse from our deck...
I'm actually pretty pleased with this photo that I took ...
This video from NASA explains how and why this incredible night show occurred ...
~ ~ College Applications and SAT ScoresMy son is in the midst of applying to colleges this year, so when I found this helpful information, I passed the link on to him. This article provides more answers than questions I have ever had about the how, when, which and what-if of sending SAT scores to colleges!
You might know someone who could benefit from it as well.
~ ~ Homesickness and some good adviceIt is about that time of year when homesickness sets in for college kids. Personally - I no longer suffer from homesickness, now I just have bouts of "MissingMyKidSickness!
My favorite author offers some good insight and great tips for battling homesickness. While this article is written for swimmers, these five tips are good for anyone who might be feeling homesick.
~ ~ Pumpkin CarvingOctober is the month when we carve pumpkins! I love this video tutorial of an easy idea for creating great designs from Better Homes and Gardens.
By-the-way, I assume they cleaned the pumpkin out through the bottom, as I can't see a cut anywhere at the top around the stem. That's another good idea to try!
~ ~ Classroom safetyHere's another idea for using a household item for something other than its intended purpose! I have to admit, I like this thought a whole lot better than the one about arming classroom teachers with guns:
- Every classroom in America should have a fire extinguisher - but not for the reason you think!
~ ~ This recipe looks really yummy ...I sort of wish I hadn't come across this recipe - it looks SO tempting ... !
~ ~ Air SwimmersWhen I saw this floating shark at a concert, I had to find out more about it.
These remote controlled wonders are called Air Swimmers! Here is a video commercial of some of the fun you can have with them:
- Video of RC shark and clownfish air swimmers (I think the elevator scene is hysterical!)
I actually would have expected these air swimmer creatures to be a lot more expensive than they are.
~ ~ Life is best when we all can co-exist!While those floating fish are pretty cool, I think real whales are even more fabulous!
I can't imagine how marvelous (and probably scary) this paddle boarder's experience must have been! The scenery and music in this video are spectacular.
I hope you will take a moment to relax, imagine, and enjoy this beautiful video. I'm glad I did. It's a good way to make the most of a moment!
"Imagine all the people, living life for peace ... the world will live as one."
(wise words from Imagine, by John Lennon)
What was the most interesting thing you came across this week?
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