And The Winner Is…


RC Cars

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Day 149 /365

” I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters “. The Fast and the Furious (2001)      :)    This movie line just popped into my head.    :)

Interesting Fact:  The very first record in the history of radio control shows the inventor Nikola Tesla as the first person ever to demonstrate an RC model engine in 1898.  ( http://www.rcmodelswiz.co.uk/blog/7-interesting-facts-about-rc-cars-thatll-make-you-look-smarter/

It’s Cupcake O’clock Somewhere!


cupcake

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Day 148 / 365

Today I bought a cupcake without sprinkles. Diets are hard!     :)

Interesting Fact: The world record for eating cupcakes in one sitting is 29 cupcakes in 30 seconds. ( http://cucpake.weebly.com/fun-facts.html )

Can You Complete My Puzzle?


jigsaw puzzle

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Day 147 / 365

Life is like a Puzzle, only you have all the missing pieces and only you can put it all together.    :)

Interesting Fact: The first jigsaw puzzle was created in 1767 when John Spilsbury, an English cartographer, chopped up a wooden map of Britain and challenged the public to reassemble it. He called it a “dissected puzzle.” ( http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/2013/05/14/5-fun-facts-puzzling-over-puzzles/ )

Challenge Yourself.


Rubik’s Cube

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Day 146 / 365

All problems can be solved!     :)

Interesting Fact: Invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and architecture professor Erno Rubik, the Rubik’s cube has challenged and frustrated countless numbers of players who have ever picked up the 3-D toy puzzle. While the Rubik’s Cube reached its peak popularity in the 1980s, the more than 350 million cubes sold since then make it one of the best-selling toys of all time. ( http://www.ibtimes.com/rubiks-cube-40th-anniversary-9-facts-behind-famous-3-d-toy-puzzle-1576562 )

To All Soldiers “Thank You For Your Service!”


Memorial Day

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Day 145 / 365

Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984. ( http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/fleetweeknewyork/ )

Interesting Fact: The holiday began after the Civil War, and at that time was known as “Decoration Day.” While it was originally founded to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War, today, Memorial Day is a day to honor all of the Americans who have died in military service. ( http://www.quotery.com/lists/25-glorious-memorial-day-quotes/ )

So Nice Outside And The Wimpy Kid Is Stuck Inside.


 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Day 144 / 365

“You can’t expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.”
Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Interesting Fact:  In 2005, FunBrain and Jeff Kinney released an online version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The website made daily entries until June 2005.[3] The book became an instant hit and the online version received about 20 million views as of 2007.[2] Many online readers requested a printed version. At the 2006 New York Comic-Con and Kinney proposed Diary, to Charles Kochman, Editorial Director of the ComicArts division of Abrams Books, who purchased the rights to the book. According to Kochman, the two initially conceived it as a book for adults, believing it would have an appeal to audiences similar to that of the TV series The Wonder Years. Kochman brought it before the Abrams publishing board, which convinced Kinney and Kochman that it would be better aimed toward children.[4][5] In 2007, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, an abridged version of the original online book, was published.  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid )

There Is A Kid In All Of Us!


crayons

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Day 143 / 365

Life is not perfect, color outside the lines.       :)

Interesting Fact: The largest crayon in the world, Big Blue, weighs 1500 pounds, is 15 feet long and 16 inches in diameter.  It was made from 123,000 old blue crayons that were gathered from kids around the country.  It would color an entire football field. ( http://www.crayola.com/crayolaexperience/landing-page/easton/about/fun-facts.aspx )