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The History of Ice Cream

December 31st, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Dating as far back as the 2nd century B.C., ice cream has been a perennial favorite for civilizations across the ages. A quick glance at the evolution of this heavenly dessert reveals that its tempting taste and powerful allure have captivated some of history's most decorated and iconic figures. European roots According to...

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How To Entertain a Child on the Beach

December 29th, 2012

If you have children and you're looking to take them to the beach this summer, chances are they're going to need to be entertained. Luckily, there are a slew of fun activities that you can coordinate so everyone has some fun in the sun. Here are a few to consider. Build a sand castle Sandcastles are fun projects to undertake while you're at the beach, and no matter what the...

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The History of the Olympics

December 31st, 2012

Today the Olympics are the ultimate international activity. Every two years citizens from every nation join together in harmonious competition to try their hand at various sporting events. People from all points of the globe tune in to see the the best of the best from their country try to bring back medals of gold, silver and bronze. The Olympics is more than just a sporting...

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Best Waterparks in the Country

December 28th, 2012

Amusement parks are always a fun treat in the summer, but sometimes those long lines and high coasters aren't suitable for the hot sun. Water parks are an ideal way to combine the same fast-paced thrill with a cool and refreshing experience. As you plan a vacation, you may want to check out some of these great aqua-oriented parks. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Texas is a large...

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Heeding Hurricane Warnings

December 29th, 2012

Hurricane season is inevitable. Each year as the temperature warms up, we are bound to be greeted by a tropical guest who tends to leave much damage and destruction in its wake. While you can't prevent a hurricane from occurring, you can be prepared to weather the weather with as much precaution as possible by understanding when and where the storms will strike. People have...

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Hurricane Season - Nature's Wrath

December 30th, 2012

Hurricanes, otherwise known as typhoons or cyclones, are one of nature's greatest displays of strength. From a radar's point of view it looks like an awesome spiral of misty white gliding across the ocean as it gradually grows and expands, but from our perspective, it's a force of destruction and chaos. In order for a hurricane to form, there needs to be a series of...

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Frisbee Games for the Whole Family

December 28th, 2012

When you think of Frisbee games, the first things that probably come to mind are standing around in a circle with friends and Ultimate Frisbee. While both of these games are quite fun, perhaps you're looking for something in between that combines a bit of athleticism with the fun and satisfaction of throwing and catching the disc. If so, you're in luck! The Australian Flying...

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The Best Horror Films Featuring Clowns

December 31st, 2012

Clowns were once a source of amusement and laughter, but a cultural shift has occurred in which the colorfully clad, big shoe-wearing, red-nosed squeaking buffoons now induce fright and fear. Newer generations have a tough time describing what it is about clowns that makes them shiver, but when asked the answer is usually unanimous - they just "freak you out." Fortunately, we...

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How To Build The Perfect Sandcastle

December 29th, 2012

If you've been to the beach with children, you've probably been asked to build more than your fair share of sandcastles. Unfortunately, this can easily result in a large pile of sand that vaguely resembles a castle, and little else. Of course, there are people out there who can literally reconstruct the Taj Mahal in sand, so surely doing something much simpler can't be that...

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How To Make a Seashell Necklace

December 29th, 2012

One of the best things about going to the beach is finding pretty and colorful shells as you and your children stroll up and down the shore. Once you get back home, though, you might want to use your treasures in a fun and productive way. Making a seashell necklace is not only a great way to show off inexpensive but seasonally appropriate jewelry, it will also allow you to...

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