Drone discovers abandoned Renaissance Faire deep in Virginia Woods
An unmanned drone recently stumbled upon this abandoned Renaissance Faire in Fredericksburg, Virginia (with the use of a quadcopter and TBS Discovery with Naza GPS). The drone provides an amazing overview of this decaying fairground, hidden deep in the Virginia woods.
George Washington’s mother once owned the land here, because pretty much everything in Virginia was owned by the Washingtons at some point. The area itself is called “Sherwood Forest”, because duh! The Ren-Faire was in operation from 1996 until it tanked from low ticket sales in 1999. The property has been decaying ever since.
From the looks of the drone video, it’s a pretty epic abandoned fairground, with loads of huge buildings still standing in pretty good condition, though a lot more weedy than before. There’s even an abandoned ship sitting in a moat. There are towers, a jousting arena, a bar with built-in kegs, and of course the obligatory graffiti and paintball vandalism.
Should you venture out to the fairgrounds, douse yourself in bug spray as the area is a notorious breeding ground for ticks. Oh yeah, and wear orange if you visit during hunting season. In the meantime, let’s hope this drone doesn’t bomb the shit out of this abandoned Ren-Faire.
Have you ever wanted tour own stag beetle but had no wish to remove it from its environs? Do you have a spare pickle jar and a wish to make a craft object from paper and glue? Then this activity kit has been tailored for you!
you will need scissors, adhesive paste/glue, a bit of masking tape and a printing mechanism. You will also need a standard sized pickle jar or the equivalent.
Cut out the two parts of the beetle:
-fold the left portion of the ‘elytra’ (bottom body) over the other.
-place some glue on the upper section and adhere the two so that the small ‘sensory organs’ peek out from under the head.
-the stem of section B (c1) gets adhered to the small base (c2) (picture 1).
-place a small piece of tape on the bottom of C2 and adhere it to the inside of the jar lid (picture 1)
The collar for the ‘bell jar’ is section E
-it might require some extension depending on the dimensions of the jar but I recommend printing the pattern at maximum size to minimize that.
-glue the tabs to the lower bottom base seen in (picture 2)
-place the jar lid inside the collar and base (picture 3)
-place the jar over the top and screw down into the lid!
-You now have a museum exhibit quality stag beetle display!
#Repost from @bloomsburypublishing #oooo The Sleeper and the Spindle : Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited in this irresistibly twisty fairy-tale reboot, with glorious gold ink adding lustre to an amazingly beautiful book.
"Better Living Through Chemistry"
Her mind goes up and down, as she’s unable to control
All of the horrible feelings she feels deep within her soul
She knows her brain is a liar, while it festers and congeals
And she just wants some modicum of control over the way she feels.
So she tries to escape the void by trying pills of every kind
Prescribed different combinations to see what she can find
The right balance is quite tricky, and the side effects are a chore
She still wants to be herself, and not a soulless vacant bore.
Searching through the galaxy to discover what works for her
It can take months to know if it’s working, and the days become a blur
In the empty void for so long, it’s hard to know what feels right
But she’ll settle for not wanting to tear her face off, each and every night
Hopefully someday soon she’ll be comfortable in her own skin,
And until that time comes, she can only try and try again.