Are you super boring? This book is for you!

Check out the new book Maphead from the Jeopardy guy, Ken Jennings. You gotta love a guy who says his favorite thing as a kid was tearing open National Geographic so he could scope out the maps. The only person nerdier would be someone working on a travel show for kids, huh?

 

All the best, Marco!

Someone has a birthday coming up….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo

 

GO THERE!

The Great Blue Hole, located in the Belize Barrier Reef, is 407ft deep. Sorry kids, no shallow end.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Great_Blue_Hole.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Great_Blue_Hole.jpg

Are You For Real?

What’s the fastest way to walk 10,000ft up a mountain?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a tightrope! Duh! …This guy actually did just that. And he plans to do more.

Happy Birthday, Jackie!

Jacopo Peri, the original opera man, was born today in 1561. Play it again, Marco!

History Schmistory: August 15th: Where do those yellows bricks lead?

1939 – Hollywood

The Wizard of OZ premieres! And the stereotype of the Witch is born! (You know, they were never green!)

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/The_Wizard_of_Oz_Margaret_Hamilton_Judy_Garland_1939.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/The_Wizard_of_Oz_Margaret_Hamilton_Judy_Garland_1939.jpg

History Schmistory: August 12th: Ahoy there!

1851: The Isle of Wight, England.

It’s the first America’s cup! Victory goes the the US schooner America who beat the British entry. Queen Victoria watches on, no doubt with her head in her hands.

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: August 6th: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s…. a Supernova!

1181 – The Supernova is first observed by Japanese and Chinese astronomers.

 

NASA/ESA [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

NASA/ESA [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: August 5th: Hou-dunnit!

1926 – New York. 

Magician and escape artist Harry Houdini is submerged in an underwater coffin. It take’s him 1 1/2 hours to escape.

 

David Blaine's got nothing on this guy! By McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

David Blaine’s got nothing on this guy!
By McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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