February 29, 2016

Where there’s Smoke, there’s Fire!

Do you have the survival skills to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together? OR do you have the fire building ability of an underwater basket weaver, even when it comes to lighting a barbeque? If spraying a can of lighter fluid on some charcoal briquettes, throwing a match at it and running before it explodes into a column of flames is more your speed, you’re officially a combustion rookie! (Don’t[...]
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February 22, 2016

Sail a Shanghai Sloop

Climb aboard a small, Chinese boat called a sampan to be transported not only down river, but also back in time. The Chinese sampan is a flat bottom boat propelled usually by two oars, but sometimes with a sail. Its name means “3 boards” referring to its keel-less construction. Sampan design varies; they can be open, equipped with a protective shelter or used as a houseboat in fishing areas. You’ve[...]
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February 15, 2016

Alley Bobby and the 40 Thieves

Most of us are familiar with the story of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, but how about the story of Ali Baba’s lesser known 3rd cousin on his mother’s side, Alley Bobby and the 40 Thieves? Once upon a time in ancient Persia, Alley Bobby, a poor and simple goatherd was tending to his flock. He notices that one of his goats has wandered into the woods and leaves the rest of the herd grazing in[...]
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February 8, 2016

A Show of Hands

All hands on deck for everything about hands! Did you ever stop to count how many crazy expressions there are about hands? Let’s lay our hands on a few of these phrases. Confused because the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing? On the other hand, could an extra pair of hands be exactly what’s needed? Are you ready to wash your hands of a situation or will you roll up your[...]
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February 1, 2016

Test Your Strength on the High Striker!

Step on up ladies and gentlemen to witness the ultimate test of strength, the High Striker! Fellas, show your gals what kind of Hercules she’s going out with! Only ten small tokens will get you the opportunity to ring the bell and show off your brute strength! Grab the 9 pound maul and let’s get started! High Striker is for 3 – 5 supermen and women. Click here to print out a High Striker[...]
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