New rhino face of elephant skin: Hope for mutilated rhino with hacked off horn - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

Hope the rhinoceros got a new rhino face of elephant skin, after her own visage was damaged by poachers, reported News Max on on August 17. Her Zulu name Ithemba, means Hope and it's what the poor creature now has, thanks to veterinary skin graft surgery. Now there's hope for the mutilated rhino with the hacked off horn. And the successful transplant surgery means hope for other big game wildlife injured in poaching.New rhino face of elephant skin: Hope for mutilated rhino with hacked off horn - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

 

4D movies a dimension too pricey: IMAX D-BOX simulator seats not worth cost

For the full experience, theaters recommend seeing movies in 4D. But tickets are much more expensive. Most IMAX D-BOX simulator seats are not worth the extra cost. 4D movies are a dimension too pricey; 3D movies are just as enjoyable at half the price. The average cost of a movie is $8. A 3D movie is about $14. D-Box seats cost $22 each, so nearly three times the cost of regular movie tickets. Here's the cost-benefit analysis of D-Box seats.  4D movies a dimension too pricey: IMAX D-BOX simulator seats not worth cost

Best movies for Cinco de Mayo: Films on Latino culture & Mexican history

Cinco de Mayo means Fifth of May, like the U.S. 4th of July. Unlike that holiday, it's not Independence Day in Mexico. But Cinco de Mayo does celebrate a military victory in Mexico, when the Mexican army routed French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated much more stateside than in Mexico and it's been pretty Americanized, but it's still good chance to recognize Mexico's history. Here are movies to celebrate Mexican cultural heritage:  Best movies for Cinco de Mayo: Films on Latino culture & Mexican history

Free printable HOP movie Easter Bunny crafts, rabbit coloring pages

HOP is a fun, funky movie that came out around Easter, 2011. E.B. (voiced by Russel Brand) is the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. Like the 1980s Roger Rabbit and Space Jam, HOP features live actors with animation. Here are free printable crafts and coloring pages from HOP.Free printable HOP movie Easter Bunny crafts, rabbit coloring pages - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe party for Christmas around the world in Mexico - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

On Dec. 12. Catholics honor the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, says Time and Date. The holiday commemorates the miraculous apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to a poor Indian, Juan Diego, in Mexico in 1513. Here's an activity guide to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe with children. Falling in Advent, the feast day is a perfect time for a Mexican Christmas around the world party!Our Lady of Guadalupe party for Christmas around the world in Mexico

 

If you see one movie this Thanksgiving, make it Mockingjay

If you see one movie this Thanksgiving, make it...(drum roll) Mockingjay Part 1, the next in the Hunger Games trilogy. The Telegraph reported November 4 that Mockingjay opens November 19 in parts of Europe and Asia and a day later in Great Britain, U.S. movie-goers must wait till November 21.



There's a lot to love about the Hunger Games films, based on Suzanne Collins book series of the same titles. Post-apocalyptic, dystopian, chess-like battles with human lives as pawns, youth-led rebel alliance taking on the superior forces of an enslaving and exploiting Capitol--all make for epic adventure.

If you see one movie this Thanksgiving, make it Mockingjay Part 1 - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Free Printable How to Train Your Dragon Coloring Pages

Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) are hugely popular films based on the Cressida Creswell books. They tell of young Hiccup, a timorous, frail viking-in-training. To save the viking village, Hiccup must learn to fight the dragon. Our hero is less-versed in warfare but very good at dragon befriending and training. Want free printable How to Train Your Dragon coloring pages? Read on! Free Printable How to Train Your Dragon Coloring Pages

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