Totally Awesome Tidbits

Totally awesome and addictive game for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch—free at iTunes!

Many of you know my son is a video game programmer and has his own company—billy hugs inc—which brings you Headcase Games. I am so proud of him!    

After graduation he hopped into his VW Beetle, drove across the country to Hollywood, and has been making a living bringing you some of the most popular video games! Now he’s launched his own company—no easy feat to spend your nights and weekends programming after you have spent your long workday hours—programming. It has to be a labor of love. Most people agree though, making a living in the video game industry is totally awesome!

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 My score in jump burger (so far) is 106…let me know if you beat that!

[update: highscore is now 507Im getting better!]

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Totally Awesome Isaac

I am awed by the talented Isaac B in San Diego who has a bright future as a videographer if he should want one…look what his teacher sent me that he made for The Wadget Eye!

Thank you, Isaac!

BIG numbers….

I am reading this fascinating book by Bob Berman called Zoom. In it he has some mind-boggling facts. Ten snowflakes—just ten—contain as many molecules as there are grains of sand on the entire earth. Can you imagine how many are in this picture???

Collision course….

An asteroid the size of Rhode Island collided with earth 3.26 billion years ago into what is now South Africa. The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was a fraction of the size of this asteroid. It smashed a crater 300 miles across—the distance from DC to NYC. The impact caused tsunamis and earthquakes of greater magnitude than anything humans have ever recorded. It vaporized rock, scalded the surface of oceans until they boiled, and turned the sky red hot. It was one of many huge asteroids that pummeled earth during a time appropriately called The Heavy Bombardment Period. Why then and not now? Jupiter’s massive gravitational force vacuums the space around us, slinging comets and asteroids out of our path.



It takes 25 painters a year and a half, 60 tons of paint, and 1,500 paint brushes to paint the Eiffel Tower. It has been painted 18 times since its grand opening in 1889. Originally it was red, now it is bronze, but it has been everything from mustard yellow to chestnut brown.

Paris Eiffelturm

4.76 billion miles….

The Hubble telescope is so powerful it can detect the light from a single match on Pluto.

blob match
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