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Frozen Orbeez Sled

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… if you don’t have a sled, you can make one out of frozen Orbeez. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .

Materials:

  • Two large storage containers that will hold about 8 gallons each
  • One cup of dry Orbeez
  • Two sleds
  • LED Christmas lights with battery back
  • Water
  • Strainer
  • Bricks
  • Hill to sled down
  • Cold weather

Steps:

  1. Measure out 1/2 cup of Orbeez for each container. Add about 7-8 gallons of water to each container.
  2. Let the Orbeez sit overnight to soak up the water.
  3. Use the strainer to scoop the Orbeez into the bottom sled.
  4. Put the second sled on top of the first.  Use the bricks to weight down the top sled.
  5. Wait for the Orbeez to freeze (this will take much longer than you expect).
  6. Bring the sled with the frozen Orbeez to a hill.  Tip it over and pop out the frozen Orbeez sled.
  7. Sled down the hill.
  8. Repeat if it doesn’t break into pieces.

Helpful Hints:

  • Use plenty of LED lights so that if the Orbeez sled breaks, it will still be held together.
  • Make sure that the temperature is very cold so it freezes more quickly.

Pictures of the Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium (2014-2016)

Last week completed almost 3 years of documenting the demolition of the Metrodome to the first game in the new Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium.
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It all started when I happened to ask a police officer why he was blocking off the road next to the Metrodome one Sunday morning.  He said that they were going to be blowing up the walls of the Metrodome in a few minutes, so we stuck around. Here’s the footage I shot on my cell phone that morning with the kids in the car with me.

After that, I’ve been intrigued with the demolition of the Metrodome and the construction of the new Vikings Stadium.


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I took pictures just about every week.  Here are a couple of time lapses of the construction as well as links to the stadium’s progress since construction started.


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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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First Minnesota Vikings Game at U.S. Bank Stadium (Sept. 18, 2016 – Vikes vs. Packers)

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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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First Ever Vikings Game at U.S. Bank Stadium (Aug. 28, 2016 – Pre-season vs. Chargers)

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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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12 Interesting Things I Learned During My Trip To Disneyland and California Adventures

Below are 12 interesting things we learned when visiting Disneyland and California Adventure.  Play the video or read about each one below.

 

01 Disneyland - Maleficent peeking out from behind the drapes

1. Across the street from Peter Pan, the Evil Queen peeks out from behind the drapes.

 

02 Disneyland - Pontoon and scuba gear workers fix and inspect World of Color

2. Cast members jump from a pontoon and use scuba gear to fix and inspect World of Color.

 

03 Disneyland - Alley behind the Emporium

3. After the fireworks on Main Street, the alley behind the Emporium opens to move the crowd out faster.

 

04 Disneyland - High 5s from Cast Members

4. If you go early to Special Celebrations, cast members give you high 4s as you walk into the park.

 

05 Disneyland - Lights on Route 66 in Radiator Springs turn on each night at exactly the time of sun set

5. The lights on Route 66 in Radiator Springs turn on each night at exactly the time of sun set.

 

06 Disneyland - People stranded on broken rides

6. Every once in a while people get stranded on rides when they break down (and sometimes get compensated!)

 

07 Disneyland - Hidden Mickeys everywhere

7. If you look closely, there are hidden Mickeys everywhere.

 

08 Disneyland - Inside of Club 33

8. The private (and secretive) Club 33 doesn’t let you get in very far with a video camera.

 

09 Disneyland - Mickey on the Ferris Wheel gets covered with a Mickey shaped screen for the World of Color show

9. The Mickey on the Ferris Wheel gets covered with a Mickey shaped screen for the World of Color show.

 

10 Disneyland - Free stuff on Disney birthdays

10. You can get free stuff on big Disney birthdays.

 

11 Disneyland - Cast Members playing jokes with the cameras

11. Cast members sometimes play jokes on the person who hands them the camera.

 

12 Disneyland - Disney really likes to play with fire and always ends their shows with a big bang

12. Disney really likes to play with fire and always ends their shows with a big bang.

 

Mom Dances to Hail to the Chief Remix Song When She Visits Washington, D.C.

01 - Metro Escalator
01 – Metro Escalator
02 - Metro Car
02 – Metro Car
03 - Washington Monument
03 – Washington Monument
04 - Ronald Reagan Center
04 – Ronald Reagan Center
05 - Metro Station
05 – Metro Station
06 - National Archives Pillars
06 – National Archives Pillars
07 - Metro Station
07 – Metro Station
08 - Roosevelt Memorial Fountain
08 – Roosevelt Memorial Fountain
09 - Ice Cream Truck
09 – Ice Cream Truck
10 - Library of Congress
10 – Library of Congress
11 - Washington Monument
11 – Washington Monument
12 - US Capitol
12 – US Capitol
13 - US Mint
13 – US Mint
14 - US Capitol Fountain
14 – US Capitol Fountain
15 - Jefferson Memorial
15 – Jefferson Memorial
16 - Washington Monument
16 – Washington Monument
17 - Metro Car
17 – Metro Car
18 - Air and Space Museum
18 – Air and Space Museum
19 - Air and Space Museum
19 – Air and Space Museum
20 - Air and Space Museum
20 – Air and Space Museum
21 - FBI Police Car
21 – FBI Police Car
22 - The White House
22 – The White House
23 - US Capitol
23 – US Capitol
24 - Tidal Basin
24 – Tidal Basin
25 - Union Station
25 – Union Station
26 - Natural History Museum
26 – Natural History Museum
27 - Annoyed Kids at Tidal Basin
27 – Annoyed Kids at Tidal Basin
27 - National Archives Stairs
27 – National Archives Stairs
29 - National Archives Stairs
29 – National Archives Stairs
30 - National Mall Lincoln Memorial
30 – National Mall Lincoln Memorial
31 - Washington Monument Elevator
31 – Washington Monument Elevator
32 - Supreme Court
32 – Supreme Court
33 - National Mall
33 – National Mall

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Minnesota Twins Record with Torii Hunter

After another loss this season without Torii Hunter, I thought it might be interesting to look at some Minnesota Twins stats with and without Torii Hunter over the past 15 seasons (plus a few games from this season).

Without Torii Hunter   With Torii Hunter
Year W L % Divison Year W L % Divison
2016 7 17 0.292 5th 2015 83 79 0.512 2nd
2014 70 92 0.432 5th 2007 79 83 0.488 3rd
2013 66 96 0.407 4th 2006 96 66 0.593 1st
2012 66 96 0.407 5th 2005 83 79 0.512 3rd
2011 63 99 0.389 5th 2004 92 70 0.568 1st
2010 94 68 0.580 1st 2003 90 72 0.556 1st
2009 87 76 0.534 1st 2002 94 67 0.584 1st
2008 88 75 0.540 2nd 2001 85 77 0.525 2nd
TOTAL 541 619 0.4664 3.5   TOTAL 702 593 0.5421 1.75

Note: Wins/Losses include all Twins games (not just the ones he started or played in) during the seasons Torii was either on or off the Twins’ roster. The 2016 record is through April 30, 2016.


These are the totals over the past 15 seasons plus the start of the 2016 season.

Total Wins  Total Losses

Some quick stats to point out:

  • Games without Torii = 1160. Games with Torii = 1295
  • Even though the Twins played 135 more games during that span with Torri, they have lost fewer times (593 vs. 619 losses).

Total Wins by Year  Total Losses by Year

  • Wins without Torii = 541. Wins with Torii = 702
  • Loses without Torii = 619. Loses with Torii = 593
  • Winning percentage without Torii = 46.6%. Winning percentage without Torii = 54.2%.

The average place in the Central division without Torii was 3.5.  The average with him was 1.75.

Place without Torii  Place with Torii

Place with Torii Total

I think I’m seeing a pattern. We’re in for a long season… Torii, please come back!!!!

Disneyland Dancing Mom Dances in Hawaii

The Disneyland Dancing mom recently took her dance to Hawaii.  She did the dance in 36 different locations around the Big Island of Hawaii. Here are pictures of all the places she did her dance:

Hawaii Dance 001 - Ocean in Kona

001 – Ocean in Kona

Hawaii Dance 002 - Waipi'o Valley
002 – Waipi’o Valley

Hawaii Dance 003 - Pu'uhonua Honaunau

003 – Pu’uhonua Honaunau

Hawaii Dance 004 - Rainforest near Kilauea Crater
004 – Rainforest near Kilauea Crater
Hawaii Dance 005 - Lava Tubes near Kilauea Crater
005 – Lava Tubes near Kilauea Crater
Hawaii Dance 006 - Black Sand Beach near
006 – Black Sand Beach near
Hawaii Dance 007 - Palm Trees near Ahalanui Warm Spring
007 – Palm Trees near Ahalanui Warm Spring
Hawaii Dance 008 - Bridge near 'Akaka Falls
008 – Bridge near ‘Akaka Falls
Hawaii Dance 009 - Road to Waipi'o Valley
009 – Road to Waipi’o Valley
Hawaii Dance 010 - Snorkeling at Kahalu'u Beach
010 – Snorkeling at Kahalu’u Beach
Hawaii Dance 011 - South of Hilo
011 – South of Hilo
Hawaii Dance 012 - Outside the Lava Tubes near Kilauea Crater
012 – Outside the Lava Tubes near Kilauea Crater
Hawaii Dance 013 - Dusk near 'Anaeho'omalu Beach
013 – Dusk near ‘Anaeho’omalu Beach
Hawaii Dance 014 - Waterfalls at Kolekole Beach Park
014 – Waterfalls at Kolekole Beach Park
Hawaii Dance 015 - Dusk at 'Anaeho'omalu Beach
015 – Dusk at ‘Anaeho’omalu Beach
Hawaii Dance 016 - Pu'uhonua Honaunau
016 – Pu’uhonua Honaunau
Hawaii Dance 017 - Tree Roots near Ahalanui Warm Spring
017 – Tree Roots near Ahalanui Warm Spring
Hawaii Dance 018 - Ocean in Kona
018 – Ocean in Kona
Hawaii Dance 019 - Tiki Lights near 'Anaeho'omalu Beach
019 – Tiki Lights near ‘Anaeho’omalu Beach
Hawaii Dance 020 - Kilauea Crater
020 – Kilauea Crater
Hawaii Dance 021 - No Life Guard Stand at Ahalanui Warm Spring
021 – No Life Guard Stand at Ahalanui Warm Spring
Hawaii Dance 022 - Waterfalls in Waipi'o Valley
022 – Waterfalls in Waipi’o Valley
Hawaii Dance 023 - South Point
023 – South Point
Hawaii Dance 024 - Zip Line in Umauma Falls
024 – Zip Line in Umauma Falls
Hawaii Dance 025 - Tipped Over Tree near Ahalanui Warm Spring
025 – Tipped Over Tree near Ahalanui Warm Spring
Hawaii Dance 026 - South Point
026 – South Point
Hawaii Dance 027 - Sunset in 'Anaeho'omalu Bay
027 – Sunset in ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay
Hawaii Dance 028 - Sand Dunes and Ocean near Makalawena
028 – Sand Dunes and Ocean near Makalawena
Hawaii Dance 029 - Rainforest near Kilauea Crater
029 – Rainforest near Kilauea Crater
Hawaii Dance 030 - Black Sand Beach in Waipi'o Valley
030 – Black Sand Beach in Waipi’o Valley
Hawaii Dance 031 - Pu'uhonua Honaunau
031 – Pu’uhonua Honaunau
Hawaii Dance 032 - Ocean at Kolekole Beach Park
032 – Ocean at Kolekole Beach Park
Hawaii Dance 033 - Lava Field near Makalawena
033 – Lava Field near Makalawena
Hawaii Dance 034 - Kilauea Crater
034 – Kilauea Crater
Hawaii Dance 035 - Alii Drive in Kona
035 – Alii Drive in Kona
Hawaii Dance 036 - Sunset in 'Anaeho'omalu Bay
036 – Sunset in ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay

See her original dance featured on entertainment TV:

Continued Repairs to the Vikes Stadium (Mar. 20, 2016)

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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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Leaky Gutter Damage to the New Minnesota Vikings Stadium (Feb. 28, 2016)

At the beginning of January, I noticed these large icicles hanging from the roof and snow build-up near the top of the new Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium.

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Last week, the team began fixing the damage caused by leaky gutters by taking down the U.S. Bank sign, as well as many of the black panels. Below are several before and after pictures.

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Here are some more pictures of what the stadium looked like this morning, now that many of the panels have been removed.

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The picture below (sorry about the quality) shows the workers earlier this week, working late into the night with spotlights on the stadium, taking down the panels.

Stadium Repair

The StarTribune reported that the damage caused by the leaky gutters will cost $4 million to repair.

 

To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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Minnesota Cold (Part 1 – TAKE 2) Hot Boiling Water in the Air – Off a 7 Story Building

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… if you throw a pot of boiling water off a seven story building, it vaporizes before it hits the ground. Watch and subscribe to the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: http://www.youtube.com/nziegler . Special thanks to Steve Carlisle for his assistance in this video.

Materials:

  • Pot of boiling water
  • A very high building
  • A really cold day

Steps:

  1. Boil a large pot of water on the stove or on a burner. (You may have to reheat it when you get to the top floor.)
  2. On the roof of a very tall building, carefully approach the edge.
  3. Throw the pot of water off the edge of the building.

Helpful Hints:

  • Make sure that it is a building that people do not walk next to. If not all of the water vaporizes, you may burn someone with the boiling water.
  • Have someone watch it from below (not directly below). That’s the best view.

 

 

Site of the 2018 Super Bowl – New Minnesota Vikings Stadium – Super Bowl 52 LII (Feb. 7, 2016)

The new Vikings Stadium will be the site for Super Bowl 52 in the year 2018. Here are some pictures from this morning, two years before the kick-off of Super Bowl LII.

Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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New Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium Pictures

It all started when I happened to ask a police officer why he was blocking off the road next to the Metrodome one Sunday morning.  He said that they were going to be blowing up the walls of the Metrodome in a few minutes, so we stuck around. Here’s the footage I shot on my cell phone that morning with the kids in the car with me.

After that, I’ve been intrigued with the demolition of the Metrodome and the construction of the new Vikings Stadium.


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I take pictures just about every week.  Here are a couple of time lapses of the construction as well as links to the stadium’s progress since construction started.


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Below are my blog post pictures of the Metrodome demolition and the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium construction. (Most of these were originally posted at www.ZigsPics.com .

What it Looked Like Two Years Ago (Jan. 31, 2016)

Two years ago (January 2014), I took some pictures of the Metrodome demolition. Today I tried to take pictures from those same spots two years later. Pretty crazy the progress they’ve made on the new stadium.

More pictures documenting the progress over the past two years: From Metrodome Demolition to New Vikings Stadium Construction

Two Years Ago

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Two Years Ago 3

Dome 1 New 1

Dome 2 New 2

 Dome 3
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And, I’ll throw in a picture from the west end of the stadium from today (even though I don’t have one from 2 years ago).

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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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Minnesota Cold (Part 16) Frozen Flowers

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… if you forget your flowers outside, they’ll freeze overnight and shatter in the morning. Special thanks to Chicago-Lake Floral in Minneapolis for the donation of the flowers. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .

Materials:

  • Flowers
  • A hard surface outside to shatter the flowers
  • Cold weather

Steps:

  1. Pick up some flowers from the local flower shop.
  2. Set the flowers outside for several hours or overnight.
  3. Smash the flowers on your sidewalk for a great effect.

Helpful Hints:

  • Ask your florist for flowers that they are going to throw out for the weekend (you might get them for free).
  • Flowers that have begun or have already opened, work the best.

Minnesota Cold (Part 15) Human Snowball

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can make a human snowball out of frozen towels and roll it down the hill with someone inside. Special thanks to Hugh Brown for going into the human snowball and  Steve Carlisle for helping shoot some of the video. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .

Materials:

  • Large inflatable ball
  • Thin towels
  • Camping chairs
  • Watering can
  • Knife
  • Large hill
  • Cold temperatures

Steps:

  1. Inflate a large inflatable ball. Start in the house, then move outside.
  2. Cover the ball with layers of wet towels.
  3. Cut a hatch in the towels so you can get in and out.
  4. Pour water over the towels until a thicker layer of ice has formed (about 15 times).
  5. Cut the hatch back open and bring your human snowball to a large hill.
  6. Put someone inside of the human snowball (with a helmet), then cover the hatch with a wet towel.
  7. Push them down the hill and help them get out if the ball doesn’t break.
  8. Repeat if the ball isn’t crushed.

Helpful Hints:

  • Make sure it’s really cold. The towels and layers of ice freeze much faster that way.
  • Don’t inflate the ball too much or else it will pop.

Last Week of the Regular Season (Jan. 3, 2016)

Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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Minnesota Vikings Pancakes

More pancake art videos and pictures:


Click on the Stadium picture below to see pictures of the new Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium.

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The Vikings Pancakes made the news! Here’s the story: KARE 11 Pancake Art Story:

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Minnesota Vikings Pancake Designs:

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Minnesota Vikings Pancakes


Click on the Stadium picture below to see pictures of the new Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium.

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The Vikings Pancakes made the news! Here’s the story: KARE 11 Pancake Art Story:

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Click on the Goldie Gopher picture below to see more videos and pictures of Pancake Art.

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Viking Pancake Designs:

Vikings Horn Pancake 1 Vikings Horn Pancake 2 Vikings Horns Helmet Pancake 1 Vikings Horns Helmet Pancake 2 Vikings Logo Pancake 1 Vikings Logo Pancake 2 Vikings V Logo Pancake 1 Vikings V Logo Pancake 2 Vikings Helmet Pancake 1 Vikings Helmet Pancake 2 Metrodome Pancake 1 Metrodome Pancake 2US Bank Stadium Pancake 1 US Bank Stadium Pancake 2 Vikings Ship Pancake 1 Vikings Ship Pancake 2 Vikings Football Pancake 1 Vikings Football Pancake 2 Vikings Head Pancake 1 Vikings Head Pancake 2

To view or print all of the Minnesota Vikings Pancake Patterns, download the .pdf file of the patterns here: Minnesota Vikings Pancake Patterns

More Glass on the Downtown Side (Dec. 13, 2015)

Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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One Year to Go (Sept. 13, 2015)

Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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The East End is Almost Complete (Aug. 9, 2015)

Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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Full Stadium Views Around The Outside of the Stadium (June 14, 2015)

Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

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The Old Metrodome Road and Sign Are Gone (Apr. 26, 2015)

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The Roof Is Well on Its Way (Mar. 1, 2015)

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Minnesota Cold (Part 14) How to Make Maple Syrup Candy in the Snow

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Minnesota – It’s so cold that… you can make maple syrup candy in the snow. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler

Materials:

  • Tall Pan
  • 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  • Candy Thermometer
  • Snow

Steps:

  1. Pour a cup or two of 100% pure maple syrup into a tall pan.
  2. Turn the heat to medium-low.
  3. Slowly simmer the syrup until is reaches 235 degrees F (113 C) . This takes about 25 minutes. See the video for how the bubbles change as it nears that temperature.
  4. Bring the pan outside and pour into the snow in long strips.
  5. Lift from the snow and enjoy!

Helpful Hints:

  • Don’t use a short pan. Don’t set the stove to high. (See the video for what happens if you make this mistake.)
  • Make sure the snow is clean.
  • Use 100% maple syrup for best results.

Minnesota Cold (Part 13 – TAKE 2) Frozen Trampoline

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Minnesota – It’s so cold that… you can freeze your trampoline and jump from your garage to break it.  *** Warning. Please do not try this one at home. *** Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .

 

Materials:

  • Frozen Trampoline
  • Ladder
  • Garage
  • A Friend who is Willing to Jump Off Your Garage

Steps:

  1. Freeze your trampoline – See Minnesota Cold (Part 13 – Take 1) Frozen Trampoline for instructions on how to freeze your trampoline.
  2. Have your friend put on a helmet and protective gear.
  3. Have your friend climb onto the top of your garage with the ladder.
  4. Say a prayer that he won’t get hurt.
  5. Have your friend jump off of the garage onto the trampoline.

Helpful Hints:

  • Have the trampoline frozen before your friend gets there.
  • Have your friend wear a helmet to stay safe.
  • Tell your friend that they’ll be fine.

Minnesota Cold (Part 13 – TAKE 1) Frozen Trampoline

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Minnesota – It’s so cold that… you can freeze your trampoline. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .


Materials:

  • Trampoline
  • Water Hose
  • Water

Steps:

  1. Take the safety net off of the trampoline.
  2. Wait for it to get cold enough then shovel off the snow.
  3. Hook the garden hose up to your utility sink with an adapter.
  4. Cover the trampoline with a layer of water mist, then let it freeze (bring the hose back inside).
  5. Add a second layer of water to the trampoline.
  6. Jump backwards as high as you can onto the trampoline.

Helpful Hints:

  • Make sure to jump with your back to the ice so you don’t cut your face with the ice.
  • Bring the hose inside each time or else it will freeze solid.

The Roof Truss is Almost Connected (Dec. 14, 2014)

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Bring in the Cranes (Oct. 5, 2014)

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Beginnings of the appearance of the stands (Aug. 31, 2014)

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Use of the Huge Cranes (Aug. 10, 2014)

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Lightning Storm Captured with GoPro Suction Cupped to Car

This morning I attached my GoPro to the hood of our car and started recording during a lightning storm.  Below are still shots from the video footage.  The video was shot near Motley, Minnesota on Sunday, July 6th starting at 5:45 a.m. Music used with permission: Five Armies by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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