Archive for June, 2017



The Best Botanical Gardens In The US

Curbed.com reported –

Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat. Luckily, nearly every major city in the United States features a botanical garden: a place dedicated to the cultivation and display of plants and nature. Step under the shady foliage of a local garden and your summer worries melt away, replaced with a plant-inspired serenity.

Find which 11 gardens made the grade HERE.

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Bizarre Creatures Found Off Australia [video]

World’s 15 Most Beautiful City Parks

Fodor’s Travel presented a list detailing the best city parks from around the world. Interesting picks – some famous, some less so. St. Louis’s Forest Park is pictured above.

Check out all 15 HERE. (WARNING – slide show)

Do You Look Like Your Dog?

From Awkward Family Photos –

We’ve all heard the saying that dogs tend to look a lot like their dog owners. That was the inspiration for Swiss artist Sebastian Magnani’s photography project called “Underdogs,” in which he photographed dogs and their owners and combined them into to highlight the connections between them.

Check out the photos HERE.

ISS Astronauts Will Try To Bake Bread In Orbit

According to New Scientist –

Astronauts could soon be waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread. A new dough mixture and oven specially designed for use on the International Space Station will be tested during a mission next year.

It’s an ambitious goal. Bread is a staple food on Earth but can be life-threatening in space. The first and last people to enjoy bread in space were the two astronauts on NASA’s 1965 Gemini 3 mission, who shared a corned beef sandwich one of them had smuggled on board. The crumbs flew everywhere in the microgravity and could have got into their eyes or into the electrical panels, where they could have started a fire. Bread has been banned ever since – tortilla wraps are the accepted alternative.

Continue reading HERE.

Queen Elizabeth II Has A “Stunt Double” [video]

Awards For The Father Who Has Everything

From Hallmark –

Want to pay Dad back for all those years of raising you right? Well, too bad because there’s no way you have that much cash on hand. Instead, you can give him some of these fatherly awards to celebrate all his greatest moments in dad-ing. Want to let him know his repair skills haven’t gone unnoticed? Give Dad a “Never used duct tape on an actual duct!” award. For his phenomenal work in flatulence, Dad’s rightfully earned a “Farts Even When Finger Isn’t Pulled” badge. He won’t be able to wait to show off his most notable achievements in fatherhood.

PDF to print the awards HERE.


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