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Frozen Orbeez House

Frozen Orbeez House

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can make a house out of Frozen Orbeez.

This was our biggest Minnesota Cold experiment ever. We started building the frame in the fall and finally completed the house after dumping Orbeez into it for 15 days straight. I also spent the night in it after it was built.

Ice Brick House

Ice Brick House

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can build a house out of bricks made from ice (if it stays cold long enough). I attempted this one two different winters and failed both times. Stay tuned for my bigger and better idea this year!

I attempted this one twice and a stretch of warm weather killed the project both times. This year I’ve got a new idea that hopefully will work well!


How to Make an Ice Rink

How to Make an Ice Rink

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can build an ice rink in your backyard. This video shows how to make a backyard ice rink and how to add a logo to a DIY hockey rink. Special thanks to Dan & Lucy Olson and their ice skating kids!

Everyone loves to ice skate. Now you can make your own rink in your yard with these instructions!


Swing Set Ice Castle

Swing Set Ice Castle

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can spray down your playground to turn it into an ice castle (almost). This one didn’t turn out so well, but it was still fun to give the idea a try. Maybe given a little more time… Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .

I was hoping that this one would have worked better than it did. Oh well, sometimes that’s the way it goes…


Creative Handmade Greeting or Homemade Birthday Card Instructions

Creative Handmade Greeting or Homemade Birthday Card Instructions

Looking for a great way to wish someone a happy birthday? Follow these instructions for creative handmade four-picture folding birthday or greeting card.

Folding Card Instructions

Watch the video tutorial here:

You can create the cards two different ways:

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  1. Crop, cut, and move the 4 pictures digitally over the pattern on a computer.
  2. Print the 5x7s at a store or on a color printer, then tape or glue them to the pattern below.

Here is the pattern if you would like to try it yourself.

I hope you enjoy creating the card and make someone’s day!

 

 

U.S. Bank Stadium Construction – Home of Super Bowl LII

U.S. Bank Stadium Construction – Home of Super Bowl LII

Today U.S. Bank Stadium will host Super Bowl LII. For nearly three years, I took weekly pictures of the Metrodome demolition through new stadium construction. Below are some of my favorites.


Day of the first Vikings game in 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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How to Make Ice Luminaries

How to Make Ice Luminaries

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can light up your sidewalk walkway with ice lantern luminaries. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .

If you’re looking for some fun ideas for ice decorations for your Super Bowl party, try making these luminaries out of ice .

Minnesota Cold Part 19A shows you how to make Ice Glasses and Ice Bowls.

Minnesota Cold Part 19B shows you how to make Ice Candle Holders, Ice Bowls, and Ice Vases.


How to Make Ice Candle Holders, Vases, and Bowls

How to Make Ice Candle Holders, Vases, and Bowls

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can make candle holders, bowls, and vases out of ice. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .

If you’re looking for some fun ideas for ice decorations for your Super Bowl party, try making these ice orb candle holders made out of ice, bowls made out of ice, and vases made out of ice for your frozen flowers.

Minnesota Cold Part 19A shows you how to make Frozen Ice Glasses and Frozen Ice Bowls.

Minnesota Cold Part 20 show you how to make Ice Luminaries for your winter party.


How to Make Ice Glasses and Punch Bowl

How to Make Ice Glasses and Punch Bowl

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can make glasses and a punch bowl out of ice. . Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .

If you’re looking for some fun ideas for ice decorations for your Super Bowl party, try making these frozen ice glasses and punch bowl. I also show you how to make the slushy punch to drink with it.

Minnesota Cold Part 19B shows you how to make Ice Candle Holders, Ice Bowls, and Ice Vases.

Minnesota Cold Part 20 show you how to make Ice Luminaries for your winter party.


Extreme Heat vs. Extreme Cold

Extreme Heat vs. Extreme Cold

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Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can test out extreme heat versus the extreme cold. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .

Materials:

  • Large Knife
  • Blow Torches
  • Old Minnesota Cold Experiments
    • Hot Water Experiment (2 liter bottle, funnel, boiling water)
    • Hot Chocolate (cup of hot chocolate)
    • Frozen T-Shirt (t-shirt, hanger, bowl of water)
    • Towel Sled (small towel, 2 small cans)
    • Snowman Pinata (balloon, paper towels)
    • Human Snowball (Wubble Bubble Ball)
    • Watermelon Bowling (frozen watermelon)
    • Instant Slurpee (2-liter bottle of soda pop)
    • Frozen Banana Hammer (frozen banana, nail, board)
    • Icicles

Steps:

  1. Freeze the item from the Minnesota Cold Experiment.
  2. Heat up the knife until it gets red hot.
  3. Attempt to cut the item with the knife.
  4. See whether the extreme heat or extreme cold wins!

Helpful Hints:

  • Please be very careful doing this experiment.
  • Wear gloves that can handle the extreme heat.

Frozen Orbeez Sled

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Stadium Snow Damage Comparison 1 Stadium Snow Damage Comparison 2 Stadium Snow Damage Comparison 3 Stadium Snow Damage Comparison 4

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

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)

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

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)

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

Two Years Ago 2

Two Years Ago 3

Dome 1 New 1

Dome 2 New 2

 Dome 3
New 3

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

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

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.