Monday, July 19, 2010

Update: UFO in China news

The July 7th UFO sighing in China has gained a lot of press all around the world. Having been featured on all the major networks such as CNN, ABC and many photos and videos are starting to surface from that nights events.

Most recently is this video claimed to be shot by a viewer that night. Considering that no government officials have yet to fully debunk the UFO and what actually caused the delay that night, it's hard not to think that this might be the real thing!

Hopefully they will look like this:

Elmo is who??

My son, like many other kids, love Elmo and watching Elmo's World. While having lunch with a mom the topic of kids shows came up and she whispered to me out of ear shot of our kids "Did you know that Elmo is actually a tall, African American guy??" And (sadly) I had no idea!

So of course I had to look it up as soon as I got home and sure enough, there he was! According to  the Sesame Street website Kevin Clash, the third Muppeteer to perform Elmo, wasn’t too enthusiastic about the character at first. But then he spent some time observing small children in the daycare center where his mother worked, and saw for himself that Elmo was resonating with them. The monster’s joyful laughter and positive outlook on life struck a chord with kids and parents alike. 

Here are other voices Clash has done:
Many puppets on Sesame Street such as:
Hoots the Owl, Kingston Livingston III, and apparently occasionally  played Ms. Piggy!
Dinosaurs- Baby Sinclair
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Splinter

Elmo and Ricky Gervias

11:11 Make a wish!

I never really knew about this phenomenon until my sister brought it up the other day. She kept mentioning how she always misses 11:11, either during the day or at night and how when does catch it and makes a wish that they come true.

So being the ever inquisitive person that I am I had to look it up myself. Apparently it's a bigger deal than I realized! Not only is a there a Facebook page dedicated to it but tons of sites discussing it's significance. The biggest belief is that there are Spiritual Guardians related to 11:11. Apparently there are 1,111 Angels or "Midwayers" that are here to guide and help us. As per Suite 101 there are many reasons that the numbers 1111 is so important. They claim that11:11 is said to open up the channel between man and the frequency of the invisible, an impasse that forces man to question his understanding of who he is and his understanding of the world around him. They even note the significance of the numbers and the events of  9/11. Deep.

My sister's theory is this: "It's special because it is the only numbers in the day that can repeat it's self within 24 hours."  One can only imagine what craziness will happen on November 11, 2011 at 11:11!

Have you made your wish today?