January 12, 2011
Fatherly Pride— Luke, the only adult male lion at the National Zoo, has been busy over the past few months. Last year, he sired two litters of cubs with two lionesses and, within a month, increased his family size from three to ten. The cubs must certainly keep him busy, but how do they all get along? The National Zoo has a new video of Luke spending time with all seven of his cubs. Check out what quality time with dad means in the lion’s den.
Fly Like a N1-M — On our list of 11 Things to Do Around the Smithsonian in 2011, the ATM blog team suggested visiting the Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Well, Udvar-Hazy is a huge space and can seem overwhelming, so the good people over at AirSpace have done you one better and listed the 5 Coolest Things to See while you’re there. So, preview their list, get additional details (parking, food, helpful tips) at gosmithsonian.com and then make plans to check it out. See, we make visiting easy.
Designing Men— Most of us use Wikipedia, almost all of us know what it is. But how much do you know about its founder Jimmy Wales? Bill Moggridge over at Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Blog interviewed Wales for his new book, Designing Media. What’s Wales like in person? What does he think about his creation? Check out Moggridge’s post and short video interview. You might learn something.
Bird Brain— With all the recent stories about birds falling out of the sky, I’ll admit, I’ve got bird on the brain. And, apparently, I’m not the only one. Did you know there was such a thing as a Bird Census? Well there is and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center’s Blog has got it. Each week (or so), they check out what birds are still around and in what types of numbers. The results may surprise you.
The Secret Lives of Postal Workers— We all know what postal workers do at the office, but what about after hours? Intrigued? Then head on over to Pushing the Envelope and visit the Postal Employees After Hours microsite. Signed, sealed, delivered, it’s yours.
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