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2012-06-11 23:00:44

Grand Prize Winner will Receive A Son Of Serpent Coaster! Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with the release of its highly anticipated K´NEX Thrill Ride: Son of Serpent Coaster with its first ever Roller Coaster week contest! Starting Monday, June 11, 2012 at noon, through Friday, June 15, 2012, K´NEX fans can log on to knex.com, click on the link on the homepage...

2012-05-31 23:00:42

Special Exhibit Demonstrates the Physics of Amusement Park Rides Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 What is the angular velocity of the Blender Ride as it spins about the center post? This is just one of many questions that the Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences in Peoria, Illinois is answering in K´NEX: Building Thrill Rides, a special exhibit that captivates young visitors and provides them the opportunity to explore the science, math and technology behind hair-raising amusement...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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