"Trapped," which runs through spring at Fort Nisqually, does more than just give you an hour of puzzling thrills with total strangers. It shows you, in a relentlessly hands-on way, just how tough 19th-century life could be.
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Escape Fort Nisqually puzzle escape room
Californian ridable 'OneWheel' takes to the halls of CES
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Belly up for a 30-feet-long taco
Matthew McConaughey gives out free turkeys in Kentucky on his birthday
Climbing atop the Tacoma Dome to fly the Garth flag
A wowza 'Wizard of Oz' homecoming assembly
Jane Balmer makes butterhorns at the Poodle Dog
Authentic al pastor at Taqueria Los Parados
'Tower of meat' roasting on a vertical spit in Tacoma
The OneWheel Plus XR, the latest electric ridable device from Californian company Future Motion, looks a bit like an electric skateboard, but has just one large rubber wheel in the middle. It was on display this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This version has a range of 12 to 18 miles on a full charge. The original idea behind the device was to bring the feeling of snowboarding to the streets. The $1,799 device will be available for order worldwide this year.
The parenting website BabyCenter published its list of most popular baby names for 2017. Many of the top names from 2016 have returned to the list. See if your baby's (or future baby's) name cracked the top 5.
Matthew McConaughey was in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 4, to help the Wild Turkey Distillery dish out 4,500 frozen turkeys to local families. McConaughey, who turned 48 on November 4, helped distribute the turkeys, which were donated by Butterball, along with 250 other volunteers, according to local media. This video of McConaughey, who is the distiller’s acting creative director, giving one resident a frozen turkey was shared by Yelp Lexington.
The Walden Grove High School PAC dance team performed a Wizard of Oz routine with current music mixed in at the school's homecoming assembly in Sahuarita, Arizona. A video of the performance posted to YouTube on Sept. 29 has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.
More than a quarter-million people follow Tim MacRae, as “Timmac,” on a platform called Twitch. They make it possible for him to play video games and make a living doing it. Here, he offers insight into how playing video games can translate into a six-figure salary.