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2010-01-28 08:15:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Friday's National Puzzle Day, Highlights for Children is releasing an entirely new edition of its Puzzlemania book club. Launched more than twenty years ago, the original Puzzlemania, created by the publisher of Highlights magazine, is the most successful puzzle-based book club in print. Over 7 million families have learned to love puzzles through the books. "We love puzzles," says Highlights Executive Editor Mary-Alice Moore....

2009-11-19 10:07:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- If members of your community are drawn to goals of living green and saving the planet, but they're having trouble finding practical ways to make it happen, they might want to dig into a new series published by Labyrinth Learning. In this three-part series entitled the Green Living Series, authors Tracy Garland, Karen Childress and Kristen Javorsky offer detailed tips for conserving energy and water, promoting air and water quality, managing...

2009-07-31 13:58:46

The Longleat Hedge Maze in Warminster, England, topped a California-based travel Web site's list of the Top Five Most Amazing Mazes. VirtualTourist.com said it chose the Longleat Hedge Maze for the top position on the list because of its observation tower at the end that allows those who have completed the maze to observe people who are still lost. Coming in second was the Ashcombe Maze & Water Gardens in Victoria, Australia, which was cited for its more than 1,200 rose bushes including...

2009-07-29 14:34:00

SPOKANE, Wash., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobius Science Center and Charles J. Simon, founder of pioneering technology companies and nationally recognized software developer, announced today the introduction of the "PassPort to Discovery(TM)" System, an innovative interactive exhibit system designed to customize the visitor experience at science centers, museums, and other exhibit venues. Onscreen talking avatars greet visitors by name and can paraphrase the exhibit content. Charles...

2009-03-29 00:48:49

A Scottish nobleman is building a maze in memory of the men and women executed as witches on his estate in the 17th century. The Witches' Maze at Tullibole Castle near Kinross will have a pillar in the center with the names of those convicted and put to death in 1662, The Scotsman reported. Lord Moncrieff said the maze will be a monument to rationalism. Five stones surrounding the pillar will have what he calls good words like tolerance while dead ends in the maze will have negative words. If...

2009-03-16 10:41:27

An outdoor, interactive science museum has opened along San Francisco's waterfront, offering visitors both toys and tools to explore scientific principles. The Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason, a historic military post established in the 1860s, takes advantage of the natural and man-made landscape. Included among the exhibits is the Bridge Thermometer -- a calibrated telescope that allows viewers to see how the Golden Gate Bridge -- engineered to move up and down as much as 16 feet at its...

2009-02-02 04:33:00

MAYO to promote first battlefield tour film on 65th Anniversary of D-Day LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MAYO Communications, a full service entertainment and public relations agency based in Los Angeles, has been retained to promote "The Americans on D-Day," the first battlefield tour film of WW2-Reflections, a division of Labyrinth Media & Publishing Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland. Labyrinth specializes in WW2 battlefield tour DVDs for the U.S. market. "The Americans on D-Day" coincides...

2008-11-24 15:12:04

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of ImagiPLAY bead maze toys due to a laceration hazard. The trees on the toys that feature wooden beads that children push along a wire maze can detach exposing a sharp, metal screw, the commission said. About 500 of the toys were sold nationwide in three styles -- Apple Tree Bead Maze, Cactus Tree Bead Maze and Palm Tree Bead Maze -- for about $13 from August 2008 through October 2008. Consumers were advised to take...

2008-09-24 09:00:24

MARSHFIELD - The Massachusetts Audubon Society will hold its annual Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield. The many offerings for children will include farm animals, hay rides, games, crafts, face painting and a hay maze. Also featured will be an arts and crafts show and blacksmithing, bird carving and wind chime demonstrations. Admission will be $7; free for children 3 and younger. For more information or to volunteer, call...

2008-09-17 16:51:15

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the time of year when no one can resist the lure of a fragrant apple orchard, a pumpkin-filled farm stand or a lively winery. Now there's a web site that helps travelers connect with these types of exciting rural experiences across the United States. The new site, http://www.ruralbounty.com/, promises to guide its users to "Fresh Farm Fun." As the nation's leading directory of agritourism farms, ranches and wineries, the site offers information on...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.