Monday, March 30, 2009

April Fool's Day

April Fool’s Day is known as the day for practical jokes. Nevertheless, not all news that has been received on this day all these years is not true. There are shocking news that have been reported and believed to be hoaxes but to everyone’s surprise, these news have indeed changed the history.

While there are thousands of known jokes, there are also hundreds of known issues that happened on April 1. Here are some of them:

The April 1, 1946 Aleutian Island earthquake tsunami that killed 165 people in Hawaii and Alaska resulted in the creation of a tsunami warning system (specifically the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre), established in 1949 for Pacific Ocean countries. The tsunami in question is known in Hawaii as the "April Fools' Day Tsunami" due to people drowning because of the assumptions that the warnings were an April Fools' prank.

The death of King George II of Greece on April 1, 1947.

On April 1, 1993, NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion Alan Kulwicki was killed in a plane crash involving Hooters of America executives in Blountville, Tennessee near the Tri-Cities Airport. The party was traveling to the Food City 500 qualifying scheduled for the next day.

The 2005 death of comedian Mitch Hedberg was originally dismissed as an April Fools' joke. The comedian's March 29, 2005 death was announced on March 31, but many newspapers didn't carry the story until April 1, 2005.

The announcement of the anime version of the Powerpuff Girls, Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z, was on April Fools' Day causing many to think it was a joke.

The game Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was announced only a couple days before April Fools' Day. Forums were flooded because so many thought that the two rivals since the 90's, Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, appearing together in a video game as an official 2008 Olympics game was a joke.

On April 1st, 2008, it was reported that UEFA would require the Swedish fast food chain Max to close their restaurant at the Borås Arena during the European Under-21 Football Championship due to a conflict with official sponsor McDonalds and a requirement that only official sponsors may operate around the arena. The arena was later replaced as a tournament site.

On April 1, 1984, singer Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father. Originally, people assumed that it was a fake news story, especially considering the bizarre aspect of the father being the murderer.

On April 1, 2008, Christian Persch announced that the GNOME desktop web browser Epiphany would be switched from Mozilla's Gecko engine to the WebKit engine used by Safari and KDE's equivalent application Konqueror.


Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Women's History Month

Have you greeted your mom or wife a "Happy Women's Month"? The month of March is know as the International Month for Women.

I found an interesting video about "Women History Month" from YouTube. Here it is:



While we can always pay tribute to the most important women in history, we still have to realize that the greatest women in our lives is just right behind us - cooking and preparing our food, doing the household chores and organizing the house. They are our mothers. =)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Save More on Theme Parks

Liberty Fun Pass, the premier membership program never ceased to provide the best deals for the families. The program aims to promote family entertainment at thousands less are just in time with the present status of our economy. So if you’re planning to have bonding with your kids, you can certainly use the special discounts that your Liberty Fun Pass cards offer when visiting the following theme parks.

• Legoland
• Medieval Times
• Paramount's Kings Dominion (VA)
• Paramount's Great America (CA)
• Paramount's Kings Island (OH)
• Seaworld
• Six Flags
• Universal Studios Hollywood
• Universal Studios Orlando
• Busch Gardens
• Castle-n-Coasters
• Celebration City (MO)
• Colonial Williamsburg
• Disneyland Park
• Disney's California Adventure Park
• Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (PA)
• HersheyPark & Zoo America (PA)
• Knott's Berry Farm

Monday, March 9, 2009

Teach Your Kids with Basic Lessons... pt.2

Here are more advanced lessons that you can show to your children. The next videos are about shapes and colors, again courtesy of some generous uploader from YouTube! Thanks for sharing guys!

Shapes


Colors



There are still lots of available videos that will surely teach your kids without you exerting too much effort. Explore your options and start bookmarking them one by one! =)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Teach Your Kids with Basic Lessons

In our busy world, it is more often than not that we are able to teach our children with basic things such as the Alphabets and children songs. This is because both parents are working and neither one of them will have that much time to spend to teach their kids. If you’re one of the busy parents or housewives that always do household chores, then you definitely need to do something to fill the gap days of not teaching them.

Children CDs or DVDs and books are best tools that you can use to aid you in teaching them. With these materials, you can just do your thing at home while allowing them to learn and be entertained. Nevertheless, if you don’t have any CD, DVD or book available, you can just utilize the World Wide Web for some interesting lessons. Here’s what I found from YouTube.

Alphabets



Numbers



Remember that teaching your kids doesn’t always have to expensive. In this trying times, we need to be wiser and take full advantage of the best things that we can find for FREE.