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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 18, 2015: Pinball Heaven

PHeymont ·
  Memories of a youth not as mis-spent as I might wish flooded back in this darkened pinball arcade, with flashing lights, dinging bells and other sounds drawing me in...but sadly, not to a disreputable place that spells Trouble with a T: No,...
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Dulles Airport goes kid-friendly

PHeymont ·
Dulles debuts its new children's play area, with aviation-themed play equipment and videogames in 6 languages.
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Christ of the Ozarks and Passion Play, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the site of the Great Passion Play and Christ of the Ozarks, situated on Magnetic Mountain overlooking Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

PHeymont ·
Yes, that's a real diner, inside the museum lobby. A perfect start and finish for the museum that also includes play areas, areas to learn about play, and a toy store. Read on...
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Polish castle channels Hogwarts for fans

PHeymont ·
In a 13th-century Polish castle, an opportunity for a live-action role play that's based (unofficially) on the world of Harry Potter.
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Auto-connect to airport WiFi with FLIO app

PHeymont ·
"There's an app for that" was the big tagline not long ago, but for some things there just wasn't—and FLIO neatly fills one of those gaps. If you have an iPhone; no Android version for a couple more months. And it's free. FLIO is "all-things-airport," with the kind of information you could otherwise find only by searching airport websites, or at best, by downloading individual airport apps. The publisher has worked with over 180 airports, and is adding more, to allow app-users to...
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Most Amazing Golf Courses Around the World

Emily Wilson ·
Golf is a sport that has been recently gaining popularity across the world. Originating from 15th century Scotland, the modern game of golf started to be played at tournaments from mid 19th century. Today, the four biggest tournaments are: The British Open, The Masters, the US Open, and the PGA Championship, the last three of which are players in the United States. However, more and more people are not attracted to golf because of the lure of a professional career, although the victory money...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 18, 2015: Pinball Heaven

DrFumblefinger ·
Does bring back memories, PHeymont. I recalling some of these games in your photos consuming significant quantities of quarters in my youth.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 18, 2015: Pinball Heaven

PHeymont ·
Quarters! When I started out wasting my allowance, the machines took nickels and dimes! (and they did take them!) One interesting fact I picked up at the museum: When first introduced, the machines had no flippers, and therefore no control by the player of what was happening. Therefore, numbers of states and cities rules, it was a game of chance, and illegal. Once the flippers were added, it became a game of skill, and legal—although it took NYC many years to change its rules.
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Re: Polish castle channels Hogwarts for fans

RugileRar ·
I just cannot believe that my dream came true! I always wished to make a school exactly like Hogwarts, to create the experience itself! I'm sure that this college will be my top travel in 2017 ! Thanks for info!
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Re: National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

PortMoresby ·
"By the time of her death, she had...300,000 objects in all..." I see now, the difference between hoarding and collecting may be how much money you leave behind to deal with the aftermath. I'm glad to see Margaret's compulsion turned into enjoyment for others, likely true of many (almost all?) museums.
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Re: National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm always amazed at how many interesting places there are to visit. This very much sounds like my kind of attraction and I had no idea it existed. Some of the most interesting places I've visited are those which display the collecting hobbies of the very wealthy, such as the Getty Museum and Villa.
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