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Sugar rush

Posted: June 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Master baker Maddie Lu recreated the Millennium Falcon in sumptuous layers of sponge cake and buttercream frosting. From the cockpit to the escape pods to the ion flux stabilizer with alluvial damper, her dessert version of this modified YT-1300 Corellian light freighter is realistic down to the slightest detail. A warning to Chewie fans everywhere, though: Eating too much of this sweet Star Wars treat will definitely take you to hyperspace!

See more of Maddie Lu’s award-winning baking here.

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The boy who howled

Posted: June 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

And some said my book wasn’t realistic!

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Eggcellent

Posted: June 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

“Hey! You! What are you looking at? My eggs?”

Why, yes, octopus! I’m looking at your eggs. AND I CAN’T LOOK AWAY. They’re AMAZING.

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Chiming in

Posted: June 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The sound of sweet, sweet music brightens any day!

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Happy World Bee Day!

Posted: May 21st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Plastidon mastodan

Posted: March 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The world’s most famous ice age fossil excavation site is located in the heart of Los Angeles, California at the La Brea Tar Pits. Fans of ice age animals can view a heartbreaking scene: a daddy mammoth and a baby mammoth bidding a sad farewell to a mother mammoth trapped in the deadly ooze and sinking fast.

Of course, these aren’t real mammoths. They are made of durable fiberglass, created by sculptor Howard Ball and installed at the bubbling site in 1967.

How did they get to the tar pits? Towed behind Mr. Ball’s 1958 Volkswagen, of course!

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Eyes on the prize

Posted: August 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

American athlete and Sac and Fox Nation member Jim Thorpe competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. On the morning of his events, he discovered his shoes were stolen. Luckily he found two mismatched track shoes in a garbage bin. One shoe was too big, however, so he threw on an extra sock. He went on to win two gold medals that glorious day, in decathlon and pentathlon. Take a lesson from Jim, and don’t let setbacks keep you back. Keep on keeping on!

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Happy Friendship Day!

Posted: August 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

A TIME TO TALK

When a friend calls to me from the road

And slows his horse to a meaning walk,

I don’t stand still and look around

On all the hills I haven’t hoed,

And shout from where I am, What is it?

No, not as there is a time to talk,

I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,

Blade-end up and five feet tall,

And plod: I go up to the stone wall

For a friendly visit.

—Robert Frost

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Challenge not accepted!

Posted: July 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Ugly beauty

Posted: June 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The prize for World’s Ugliest Dog 2018 has been awarded at the hotly-contested competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California.

So…who was the winner of this prestigious prize?

Was it Himisaboo, from Oregon, seen here parading unattractively?

No.

Could the winner be Wild Thang, from Los Angeles, putting her worst face forward?

No.

The winner of World’s Ugliest Dog 2018 is unbeatable, unsightly Zsa Zsa from Minnesota!

Zsa Zsa is not expected to spend her $1,500 prize money on beauty treatments.

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