Drinkware

Posted by on 8/22/2019 to Facts and Fun
Hey there! Just an idea we want to throw out... We think its time to retire your red solo cups....Forever!!! There is some fun and way more appropriate drink ware out there. You don't have to go all fancy and have different glasses for ever type of beverage, even thou we think that's really fun. But get a few of the basics, tumblers, champagne flutes, wine glasses.... See, it's not that difficult. Tumblers work for everything from water to juice or a regular beer. Champagne glasses not only look fancy, but make you feel fancy too sipping some bubbly. Wine glasses will hold both, red or white wine if you want to stick with just one style. The new stemless glasses are becoming more popular. No worries about them falling over and breaking the delicate stem. Even though they are best for red wine, there is no reason not to use them for any of your favorite beverages. Whatever your favorite drink, you'll find out everything tastes better from a nice glass. So go ahead and toss those solo cups once and for all!

Octopus

Posted by on 8/15/2019 to Facts and Fun
Octopuses are one of the planet’s most unique animals. Octopuses are sea animals famous for their rounded bodies, bulging eyes, and eight long arms. Most octopus species live in deep, dark waters, rising from below at dawn and dusk to search for food. Crabs, shrimps, and lobsters rank among their favorite foods, though some can attack larger prey, like sharks. Octopuses typically drop down on their prey from above and, using powerful suctions that line their arms. Octopuses are great escape artists, so don't even think about keeping one for a pet, they don't belong in your aquarium. But if you are fascinated with the species, we can help you out. There is some fun octopus merchandise available, from wall art to tabletop, to stuffed animals. Browse our site and see what's available.

Surfing History

Posted by on 8/8/2019 to Facts and Fun
Surfing has become one of the most popular recreational and competitive water sports. For many, it is a way of life, but how was it discovered? No one knows who first rode a wave simply for the pleasure of it. It could have been Stone Age fisherman on a log raft or in a dugout canoe, and it could have happened anywhere in the world where humans engaged the ocean. Perhaps it was a swimmer. There are Egyptian cave drawings of swimmers dating back 10,000 years. Similar representations have been found in places ranging from Mesopotamia to Mexico. The first recreational surfer could have been body surfing a wave, thrilled by the experience and swimming out to do it again, or a swimmer clutching to a piece of driftwood and using it to plane on the surface of a breaker. There are no recorded descriptions that can confirm any of this. There are however, several later observations that clearly describe the independent development of wave riding in very distant parts of the globe.

Stickers

Posted by on 8/1/2019 to Facts and Fun
It's all about stickers!!! Are stickers an invention of the 19th century? Not really! No one knows for sure when stickers were first invented. Take a look at history and be amazed. Historians believe the first stickers may date back to the ancient Egyptians. Archeologists have found remains of papers that were plastered to the walls of ancient markets to display prices of goods. More modern stickers may have gotten their start with Sir Rowland Hill, who invented an adhesive paper in 1839. Hill's stickers eventually became the first postage stamps. Early stickers were just made of paper and needed to be attached with glue. That evolved into having an adhesive back, remember having to lick postage stamps? Now stickers are self adhesive, just remove the backing and ta da...stick 'em! Today we have hundreds of types of stickers available. Materials include paper, vinyl, latex, foil, and plastic. People of all ages love stickers. There are fun, easy to use and have a timeless appeal. And best, stickers are inexpensive!