One of the most beautiful places on Earth, much less in Oregon! A not too difficult hike to the top and an easy 5 minutes up to the bridge. There’s a reason that the drive through the gorge leading here is featured in film, television and literature. Come, experience it for yourself and make a memory that lasts forever.
By the way, do you know what origin of Santa Claus is?
History of Santa Claus, by one of the many polular versions, began hundreds of years ago in Myra, which is an ancient town in Lycia, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in present day Antalya Province of Turkey. The name comes from Sinterklaas or Sint Nicolaas. Some time in the 4th Century there was a Christian saint and greek bishop of Myra and he had a reputation for a secret gift-giving. This is how the tradition of giving gifts during Christmas began.
The real Santa Claus still lives in those who we call sometimes “secret-Santa”.
While we parents know that Santa Claus, as our kids see him, is just a myth, brightening these days for our children with “real stories” and “real gifts” from Snata Claus is a good idea.
Our “Real Santa Claus” demonstrates in this Christmas video how to street dance. Unusual, Right? May be this dance reminds some of the traditional dance moves of his real motherland?
Parents, Do you think this tradition is good or bad for our kids? Some say it is to be stopped. What do you say?
The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner. Reaction wheels mounted on three faces of the cube rotate at high angular velocities and then brake suddenly, causing the Cubli to jump up. Once the Cubli has almost reached the corner stand up position, controlled motor torques are applied to make it balance on its corner. In addition to balancing, the motor torques can also be used to achieve a controlled fall such that the Cubli can be commanded to fall in any arbitrary direction. Combining these three abilities — jumping up, balancing, and controlled falling — the Cubli is able to ‘walk’.
This work was carried out at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.