Back to Story Land for pictures!
Gruff alert! So now we've seen this setup at both Story Land and its sister park of Idlewild.
Getting into the international/adventure side of the park: on the left is the Flying Carpet Sandwich Oasis. In the center is the Polar Coaster, the older roller coaster. To the right of that is a clock with a parade of kids to the tune of the Child's World Of Fun song. Past that is a windmill and ice cream shop.
At the Polar Coaster: somebody's out of place here.
The windmill, right by the Dutch Village Ice Cream Shop. Now, not really highlighted but worth mentioning: you see that cow statue on the right? And the kid kneeling down behind it? That's because you are invited to milk the cow statue. This is surely something that kids remember for a long time after they've done it.
An animatronic groundhog, popped up to tell us about a show that's coming up shortly.
And mathematics blog content of the past week? Here's what you missed:
- Reading the Comics, September 24, 2015: Yes, I Do So Edition, talking about Barney Google.
- Making Lots Of Change, which reveals how many different ways to return an arbitrary amount of money in change.
- How Gibbs derived the Phase Rule, reblogging from the Carnot Cycle blog; thermodynamics history.
- How September 2015 Treated My Mathematics Blog, not as well as I wanted.
- What People Did Like In My Mathematics Blog In September 2015, which was mostly Reading the Comics pieces, but had some other stuff.
Trivia: The lead headline for the Milwaukee Sentinel for the 5th of October, 1957, read ``Today, We Make History''. It regarded the first World Series game being held in Wisconsin. Sputnik news was on page three. Source: This New Ocean: The Story Of The First Space Age, William E Burrows. (In this particular segment Burrows is directly quoting a person, so the headline or newspaper might be misremembered. On the 5th, the Braves would lose to the Yankees at Milwaukee County Stadium, 12-3, in a game lasting three hours, eighteen minutes and no extra innings.)
Currently Reading: Moon Bound: Choosing and Preparing NASA's Lunar Astronauts, Colin Burgess.