Author Archives: Stephanie Small

How to make your day at the zoo a blast

The zoo can be an exciting place — the lions roaring, the hyenas cackling, the elephants trumpeting. Too bad that every time you visit, the residents are taking naps. If only there were a way to get the wildlife back on their feet.

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Goat calls for help in a most human way

When someone cries for help, it strikes at core of our humanity. Only the most heartless of us could ignore the pleas of someone in distress.

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The world’s most effective fly swatter

There are few things more annoying than a pesky fly, buzzing around the house, landing on your food, then on the wing again before you can grab your swatter — it’s exhausting.

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Where to send your annoying Apple friends

Apple fans can be really annoying. They’re always crowing about some sleek new laptop, phone, or music player. And don’t even get them started on the iPad — they just won’t stop.

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Outclassed by his canine exercise partner

You know what they say: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. When someone copies your workout technique, it’s subtle proof that they admire your style.

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The sound of Tweeting takes to the streets

Ah, Twitter. That love-it-or-hate-it social networking cosmos where the profound stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the inane and the absurd. One has images of Twitter authors obsessively banging away on their keyboards and smart phones at all hours of the day and night, 140 characters at a time.

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Unresponsive USB drivers stump Lounge member

Every PC user knows how useful USB flash drives are: from importing pictures from a camera to making portable backups, their uses are endless.

When a flash drive suddenly stops working, the question arises: is it the drive or the PC that’s failed?

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Rolling fun comes to a backyard near you

Everyone loves the amusement park — the noise, the food, and of course the rides. But then the lines become unbearably long, and your feet hurt, and you wish you could take the fun home.

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The next hybrid car or a rolling Chia Pet?

Green energy is all the rage. Everything from foodstuffs to infrastructure — and especially cars — is vying for ecological correctness.

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Would you like to ride in my bubble-gum balloon?

We all know that fun with helium includes funny-sounding voices and high-flying balloon rides — sometimes even on a lawn chair.

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