The Best Selling Toy in the World

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The attraction of soap bubbles is nearly universal. They are delicate and colorful. It is almost impossible to watch someone blowing bubbles and not smile. The temptation to reach out for them, whether to pop or catch them, is almost irresistible. Their unique properties have been the subject of study for both scientists and mathematicians.Read more

Hula Hooping: How to Play Like an Egyptian

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The hula hoop is a deceptively simple device that has remained popular for centuries. It has been used as a toy, exercise device and a tool to learn life skills. As early as 1000 BC, Egyptian children used hoops made of grapevines to play, either rolling them with a stick or spinning them around theirRead more

Surprise! Mini Golf Was a Product of the Great Depression

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The weather is warming up, which means that the miniature golf courses in the Northeast will soon open for the season. Mini golf is something I enjoyed as a child and shared with my own children. It is an activity that almost anyone can participate in and can vary quite a bit from course toRead more

Decorating Eggs – An Easter Tradition?

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  Decorating eggs is an art form. From drawing on eggs with crayons, then dipping in food grade dye, or painting or stamping images on eggs, to the elaborate pysanky creations made using hot wax, it is a process. Like many other traditions, its exact origins are unclear. Aside from actual eggs, one can alsoRead more

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