Archive for August, 2007

The 23rd Psalm

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

(Suggested by Julie Young)

A little girl recites the 23rd Psalm for us. Amen.

Kiwi, Revisited…

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Okay, y’all remember the little video of the computer animated KIWI we’ve posted here in the past. If you don’t, take a minute to watch this cute little cartoon again:

As you can tell, the ending of the story sorta kinda leaves you “up in the air” (sorry about that). Well, over the past few months several enterprising fans of the video have come up with their OWN “endings” for this little tale, and we now present a few of those here for your edification and enjoyment…. Have fun, and long live Kiwi!

How Fireworks Work

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

If you’ve ever been to an aerial fireworks show, then you know that fireworks have a special and beautiful magic all their own — a good show is absolutely amazing! Ever wonder how they make such incredible colors and designs? Mashall Brain explains all about these pyrotechnics!

Wildlife Theater

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

(5 minutes)

Harrison Edell and Shannon Molacavage give us a peek at what it takes to get the “Back to the Wild” shows at the Wildlife Theater at the San Franscisco Zoo running. Sassafras, the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine is featured in this episode of Behind the Scenes.

The Hydraulophone

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

(1 minute)

A hydraulophone is a musical instrument that is played by direct physical contact with hydraulic fluid (typically water) in which sound is generated or affected hydraulically, and typically the sound is produced by the same hydraulic fluid that is in direct contact with the player’s fingers. I’d love to play one of these!

A Dad’s Lullabye

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Fathers in the audience, can you relate?

Patrick Hughes - Great Inspirational Story

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

(6 minutes - Suggested by Marilyn Rockett)

Patrick Hughes is a young man at Univ. of Louisville who was born blind and crippled and yet now plays the piano beautifully as well as “marches” in the Louisville marching band. This was a piece done during ESPN College Gameday on 12/2/2006

“Share, Guinea Pigs!”

Friday, August 17th, 2007

These guinea pigs don’t seem to want to share their cucumber. Must be siblings.

“Sketching Barn Swallows” with Jill Novak

Friday, August 17th, 2007

(11 minutes - Suggested by Tracy Driver)

(Note: This is a link to a different site.)

Ready for a fun art lesson and nature video all in one? Then click the link below… you’ll be sent to Jill Novak’s “Sketch With Me” page over at The Gift of Family

Jill, we love your drawing “companion”.

How Hand Grenades Work!

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

This is neat… I always loved playing soldier when I was a kid, but never could figure out how these things worked. Thanks, Marshall Brain!

Note: There is a short commercial for Sprite at the beginning of this video.

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