Sunday, January 26, 2020

2020: 13 Full Moons including 2 Supermoons and a Blue Moon

Photo:  Pixabay via Syracuse,com

Syracuse,com indicates there will be 13 full moons in 2020, which includes two supermoons (March 9th & April 7th) and a Blue Moon (the Blue Moon will be on Halloween this year).

Per Wikipedia a Supermoon was named by astrologer Richard Noelle in 1979 who described it as:
"A new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth."

Farmer's Almanac indicates a "Blue Moon" is when there are two full moons in a month, which average every 2 1/2 to 3 years.  

For a full listing of dates and times of the full moons, visit here.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

UPCYCLED: Giant Fish Sculpture Created From Discarded Water Bottles

Photo: Source

The above is an art installation sculpture made of discarded plastic bottles with blue and red LED lights on the inside. The sign means "Recycle your attitude".

It is Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that was created in 2012 as the Brazil, UN Conference on Sustainable Development as being held there that year.

On thing that is sad though is that TripAdvisor reviewers indicate the beach has a beautiful view but is very polluted.

For more information and pictures, visit the links below.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

UNUSUAL AD: 2020 - RIPeanut - Planter's Peanuts

As an unusual advertising ploy and clever way to refresh their brand image, Entertainment posted today that beloved mascot of Mr. Peanut has met his demise after an accident in the Nutmobile and he sacrificed himself to save his friends Matt Walsh and Wesley Snipes.

Of course, in today's day and age, it was all caught on video in the above that was posted on Twitter.

The article indicated Mr. Peanut's full name is Bartholomew Richard Fitzgerald-Smythe and born in 1916 and Mr. Peanut's full name is Bartholomew Richard Fitzgerld-Smythe and he was "born" when a schoolboy by the name of Antonio Gentile entered a design contest.

The "Funeral" is to air during the 3rd quarter of the upcoming Superbowl game on February 2nd of this year.

Oreo Cookie sent their condolences and encourage a 21 Dunk Salute in his honor.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Unique Art: Painted Stone Animals by Japanese Stone Artist Akie

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Aren't these adorable?  They are the work of Japanese Stone Artist Akie Nakata.   Some are so detailed they look like the actual creature they are made to represent, like the bird, owl and frog.

An article on Daily Shared indicates Akie is a self-taught artist that loved picking up stones as a child and has been making these creations since 2011.

She sometimes sells her adorable creations through a posting on Facebook  and there are more pictures of her work on that page.

Monday, January 20, 2020

"Poodle" Cats

Photo: Buzznick

Don't they look like they have the fur of a poodle or an old teddy bear?

The name of this breed is Selkirk Rex, names after the Selkirk Mountains in Wyoming where the first litter with the curly hair genetic quirk was born in 1987.

An article on Buzznick  indicates they run between $500-$800 and good with people and other animals.

For more article and more photos visit Buzznick

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Unique Find: Open Book Fountain- Budapest, Hungary

I love books, so when I stumbled across the above fountain in a video I knew I had to share it here.

The fountain give the illusion that a giant invisible hand is flipping pages in a book.  

I did find an article on indicates:

"This particular book fountain, which is located in Egyetem Square in Budapest, was built in 2012 and sits in front of the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences."

Have you come across any cool fountains?