Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WW162: RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM, UNION72 and TETRUS!!!

Here are the 5 things that I love this week.

1.) The Ripley's Aquarium. WOW……..I was impressed!!! We are talking 135,000-square-feet of family fun!!!


 
Yes….with over 1.5 million gallons of marine and freshwater habitats from across the world….we are talking more than 13,500 exotic sea and freshwater creatures!


I especially LOVED the jellyfish tank!
I MEAN LOVED!!!!
I loved this 315-foot moving walkway through an acrylic tunnel deep below the 750,000-gallon "Shark Lagoon". 

Ah-MAH- zing!!!

2.) COME ON!!! This is super fun!

To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of tetris, drexel university professor frank lee and his team hacked the lighting system of cira centre – a 29-story glass-encased skyscraper in philadelphia – to play the classic arcade game on the building’s facade. using the north side and the south side of the tower, competitors played a version of the game, in which rows of blocks are added to the opponent’s screen when players eliminated them on their side. joysticks were connected to a computer to transmit the data via a 4G network inside the cira centre. the signals translated the commands to the building’s external LED lighting system, which create images on the facade.
Check out this:



3.) Union72 Restaurant. We went for brunch this last weekend…..it WAS YUMMERS!!!


I had an INCREDIBLE burger (yes - i know - weird for me - I am usually a pancake guy…..BUT…it was DEEEEEEEEELISH!)
And one of my friends had this…….
The Swiss Train Ride (Croque Madame with ham, gruyere, fried egg& béchamel…..with salad and potato rosti! WOW!

The food deelish…..really yummy…..just be prepared…..as it is at 72 Ossington Ave (just north of queen st) it is also full of this……

so if you can handle the irony - the plaid shirts - the beardy-ness and woollen skull caps….aka the general hipster vibe…..you will find it all worth while!!!

4.) This is for amy environmental warriors………Thomas Yang, created this AWESOME PRINT……… it is made from 7 different types of bicycle tire tracks! You could have bought it at 100 Copies…..which is an art studio that produces original cycling-inspired prints that are limited to, as the name suggests, 100 copies.





5.) Oh Jimmy……..you are fantastic!!! See this link if the video doesn't show up:




3 comments:

  1. The aquarium is amazing! Think next time we go we'll get the year membership. I loved the stingrays while on the moving walkway when they flattened themselves on the glass above. They have cool faces!

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  2. Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe! An instant class!!! ; )

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  3. It's true Anonymous!!!! Yes…..I have had "Bitch Don't kill my Vibe" in my head ALL DAY!!!!!!!

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