Oh, I ordered 135 pepperoni pizzas, not sausage. Can you take these back?
Happy 57th Birthday, Disneyland!
Did you know? The castles at Disney resorts are constructed utilizing an optical trick known as forced perspective, which makes the castle appear much larger than it actually is. As the castle gets taller, the proportions actually become smaller!
On July 17, 1955 Disneyland in Anaheim, California’s turnstiles began to spin as thousands of patrons flocked to visit “the happiest place on earth” — boasting just 20 attractions at the time — and visitors haven’t slowed down since! Today, Disneyland is the second-most attended park in the world behind Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.
Since Anaheim’s grand opening in 1955, Disney fans & tourists have witnessed the construction of 4 additional parks; Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disney, as well as the anticipation of a Shanghai Disney opening in 2015.
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Don’t miss out on Manhattanhenge! Tonight is the last time this year when the setting sun aligns perfectly with Manhattan’s east-west street grid. This phenomenon happens only four times a year and makes for the perfect chance to snap photos of the sun setting between the skyscrapers of Manhattan. The photos above are from yesterday evening’s Manhattanhenge.
12 July Bonfires in Northern Ireland
At midnight tonight, enormous bonfires will be lit in Northern Ireland for 12 July celebrations. These bonfires can be up to six stories high and are built of tire and thousands of wooden pallets. They often take weeks to build and days to burn.
The bonfires commemorate the Battle of the Boyne which was fought in July of 1690 between the Catholic King James and the Protestant King William. William won the battle which proved to be a turning point in James’ unsuccessful campaign to regain the crown. The Battle remains a controversial topic today and celebrations have often been marked with confrontations between unionists and nationalists.