The Mankato Curling Club is hosting the 2011 Club Nationals, featuring the top 10 men’s and women’s club teams from around the United States, beginning March 5 through March 12. Found at YouTube from mankatocurling.
People think I’m crazy for playing touch football outdoors during the Winter. Well, it’s that time of year again for something that’s truly crazy: The Polar Bear Plunge. Here’s video from yesterday of a Shakopee Jaycees Polar Bear Plunge into Crystal Lake in Burnsville. Found at YouTube from Betherz247.
The Science Museum of Minnesota is currently showing a King Tut exhibit, entitled Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs. The exhibit takes you back in time 3,000 years to one of the most remarkable periods in history. King Tut features 100 authentic artifacts. Walk among the history of some of ancient Egypt’s most significant rulers, including Tut’s relatives, with artifacts immersing you in the daily life, religion, and funeral practices that took place under the rule of the pharaohs. The exhibit runs through September 5, 2011. Found at YouTube from sciencemuseummn.
Here’s two more King Tut videos for you:
Starting tomorrow, the Minnesota History Center is featuring an exhibit on George Washington that will run through May 29. Learn about George Washington as a young surveyor, dauntless warrior, entrepreneur and presidential first. This new, traveling exhibit from Mount Vernon features forensic models of Washington at various ages; short films by the History Channel and computer interactives; portraits and decorative arts; period weapons; and personal artifacts, including the only surviving full set of Washington’s dentures. Found at YouTube from NationalGeographic. Happy Presidents Day!
I’ve been playing around with an Aiptek 3D HD camcorder and fortunately for me, we’ve got a blizzard this weekend! This is what it was like driving through Minneapolis and Saint Paul in it today. You’ll need to be wearing 3D glasses and adjust the settings on the video from the 3D menu in the video player. Found at YouTube from davideerickson.
This video of a drive through Saint Paul was shot using the Aiptek 3D HD Camcorder. You’ll need to wear 3D glasses to see the effect and probably adjust your YouTube settings (using the 3D tool in the toolbar of the video), but once you’ve got all that set, it’s pretty amazing how well it works. Driving Through Saint Paul, Minnesota In 3D from David Erickson.
Someone created an emulated Flash version of The Great Gatsby video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System at GreatGatsbyGame.com. The Great Gatsby, of course, is one of the best novels ever written and is required reading for anyone who calls themselves a Minnesota, written as it was by Minnesotan, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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