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We just learned about a wonderful new addition to the Department of Awesome Parenting. It’s a family tradition, called Dinovember, created by writer Refe Tuma and his wife. Every night in November, after their children have gone to bed, the pair set about creating a new scene involving their children’s dinosaur toys which makes it appear as though the tiny dinos came to life overnight and had all sorts of mischievous fun. They cook, paint, pretend to be knights and dragons, take other toys hostage, and play the kids’ boardgames. They’ve even teepeed the bathroom.
Tuma explains, “In the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs. Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.”
The photos you see here are just a small sampling of this delightful project. Follow each new installment of Dinovember over on Facebook.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Exclusive: Inside the Quarter Quell Arena
The Gamemakers have out done themselves.
Earlier this year, Capitol Couture brought you an exclusive look at the Gamemakers- brilliant minds working behind the scenes to bring Panem continually exciting and engaging Hunger Games. Prior to this year’s Quarter Quell, Plutarch Heavensbee (new Head Gamemaker) had stated that he was reluctant to give even the slightest hint of what the shiny new arena would hold, for fear of spoiling any surprises for Panem’s eager public; in retrospect, we couldn’t agree with him more.
An undertaking of what we can only assume to have been vast proportions, both the layout and features of this year’s Games grounds wildly exceeded any conjectured expectations. As the tributes travel through the terrain, we see a level of demanded ingenuity tailored to the victors’ unique abilities, talents, and personalities, requiring adaptation at whiplash speed. We wonder what must have been going through Katniss Everdeen’s mind as the girl on fire surfaced on a platform in the middle of the saltwater center.
A landscape of physical trials as formidable as their psychological counterparts, this Quarter Quell has shown us everything from terrifying savage beasts to the imitated cries of those closest to and most loved by our tributes, the latter generated by sound mixing software just revealed from District 3. A reliable source tells us the unforgiving fog has been years in the making, as it proved a near-impossible undertaking- yet the extensive Games team pulled through, and the fog was added last-minute.
Careful calculations played a crucial role in the precarious location of the redesigned Cornucopia and its surrounding extending spokes of land, which extended just out of range of any weapons provided. The never-seen-before sectioning with individual challenges presented additional tests, allowing the rest of Panem to solve the puzzle of the arena alongside the tributes, and in some cases, even before (we heard bets were placed hours in advance of Wiress’ cryptic clock-related messages).
The games never cease to amaze, especially in this 75th year— a true Quarter Quell Celebration! Catch all the Hunger Games action now!
Didn’t particularly like the first Hunger Games film and I didn’t read the books, but I am going to read them all now after watching Catching Fire…it was so good!
"The hexagon is pretty much just a big current of air, 22,000 miles across. A massive storm, kind of like a hurricane, rotates inside. This has been going on for decades, possibly even centuries."
Hooked on The Blacklist, episode 9 was ridiculous.
Precious honey dripping of a destroyed beehive.
Rare Temperature Inversion Fills Grand Canyon with Fog
For more photos from Friday’s fog, explore the #grandcanyon hashtag.
On Friday, 29 November, visitors to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA, were greeted with an unlikely surprise as dense, low-hanging fog filled the canyon’s gorges in a rare atmospheric event.
The phenomenon is known as a temperature inversion, where a layer of hot air at higher altitude prevents colder air and fog underneath from rising. Inversions of this magnitude are thought to occur only about once per decade at the Grand Canyon, and visiting Instagrammers documented the event in force.