The Backyard Pentathlon: Fun with Outdoor Games and Remote Control Toys

Backyard GamesWith only a few weeks left of “unofficial” summer, the days of backyard fun and adventure are running out for many of us. Whether you’re looking for a little extra fun in the backyard or gearing up for a Labor Day Weekend party, the Backyard Pentathlon is guaranteed to challenge and entertain kids of all ages. Here’s how to play: Continue reading →

#FirstWorldSolutions Giveaway: Portable Badminton Set

portable badmintonThe case is the base!

We’ve all been there: the rattle of the poles as you dump them out of the box, the untangling of the net, and the stakes that never stay put and always bend. By the time you get a conventional outdoor badminton net set up, you’re ready to pack it away again. And leaving it up all summer just means you have to mow around it. Continue reading →

#ManCaveMonday: The Ultimate in Remote Control Toys

Remote Control ToysYou could get up from your seat in your outdoor man cave, walk over to your buddy sitting by the pool and hand him a beer, or you could deliver it with a splash! This RC Water and Land Tank Drink Carrier can carry up to four drinks by land or by sea (pool), and is mounted with a soft pellet canon so you can target your pals for a little fun.

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The Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter by the Numbers

Venus Jupiter ConjunctionTwo of the brightest objects in the night sky are about to become visual neighbors. The conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will occur on the morning of August 18, 2014, just before dawn in the eastern sky. The two planets will appear side by side in the sky and will be visible without the aid of a telescope or zoom binoculars, but either will help you see them even better, of course. So set your alarm clock for the early morning on August 18, and look to the east. Whether you view the conjunction with the naked eye or with the aid of zoom binoculars, this event is not to be missed, as it is one of the closest conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter in some time. Continue reading →

#FirstWorldSolutions Giveaway: Unbreakable Rocks Glasses

unbreakable rocks glassesLet’s face it, at some point, whether something gets knocked over, or that glass is a little too slippery coming out of the dish washer, you’re going to drop and break a glass. When you invest in the style and quality of a set of rocks glasses to complement your perfectly-aged scotch, a broken glass can be a real heart-breaker.  Continue reading →