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So cute, you might not want to bite into them!

baby-shaped-pears-china.img_assist_custom A Chinese farmer, Gao XianZhang, wasn’t going to let any economic downturn get the best of his crop sales — he invented a plastic mold that shapes his pears into cute little baby buddhas!

It’s a simple enough idea, and of course it’s hardly the first timebaby-shaped-pears that anyone has done this with some fruit. But you’ve got to credit Farmer Gao with coming up with a design that consumers will be attracted to.  And Chinese consumers tend to bite when it comes to this ‘good luck’ jazz.

They are selling like hotcakes! He’s doing so well that he now hopes to take them overseas. I hope it happens, I would love to bite into one of these and I think kids would love them too!

Kim 😉

You can adopt highways and you can adopt parks… Now, you can adopt a cardinal!

115 cardinals are now gathered in Rome & will begin their conclave tomorrow to elect the new pope to succeed Benedict the 16th. Adopt a CardinalAhead of that, the Vatican gave its official blessing to a website called Adopt a Cardinal, set up by a German Catholic youth organization. Visitors to the site can enter their name and email address, and Adopt a Cardinal will send them the name and information about a randomly selected cardinal-elector.Your own Cardinal!!

The site’s goal is for people who “adopt” a cardinal to support that person with prayer and intercession during the conclave and for three days after the election of the new pope.Who knows… maybr through your prayers, your very own Cardinal will become the next pope!

Other sites rounded up by The Week for some fun with the papal election:

Kim 😉

IMG_6461FULL LIST — which is ever growing!! I actually have more than this (especially pertaining to travel), but these were the ones that I thought I could accomplish on my local tv show…

#1. Milk a cow
#2. Fly a plane
#3. Spend the night in a haunted house
#4. Participate in a marathon or triathlon
#5. Donate blood
#6. Be a firefighter
#7. Pull off a magic trick
#8. Have my own tv show!
#9. Roller Derby
#10. Learn to skateboard
#11. Learn to dance (rumba, tango…)
#12. Learn to throw a good kick
#13. Learn moves on a pole / Pole fitness
#14. Hit a homerun
#15. Try fencing
#16. Learn to juggle (more than 3…)
#17. Be a mascot / princess
#18. Send a message in a bottle
#19. Hot air balloon
#20. Bellydance
#21. Kiss in the pouring rain
#22. Send junk mail to companies who send junk mail!
#23. Take a photo worth framing
#24. Be at peace
#25. Perform a deliberate act of kindness
#26. Roast marshmallows on the eternal flame
#27. Drive a car at top speed
#28. Skydive
#29. Grape Stomp
#30. Parkour / tightrope
#31. Make an NHL save
#32. Be invited for lunch at the parliament
#33. Windsurf
#34. Ride a motorbike
#35. Kayak
#36. Ride a bull
#37. Operate a crane / heavy machinery
#38. Blind date                                       
#39. Zipline   
#40. Go down an elevator shaft
#41. Window wash a high rise
#42. Be a pinup girl
#43. Kim vs food (“eat the whole thing and it’s free”)
#44. Celebrate an authentic Oktoberfest
#45. Get a tattoo
#46. Break a world record
#47. Have a video go viral
#48. Stay in a museum overnight
#49. Catch a fish with my bare hands
#50. Riverboarding
#51. Board / party on a pirate ship
#52. Be in a haute couture Fashion Show
#53. Meet someone with the same name as me
#54. Stage dive / crowd surf
#55. Experience weightlessness
#56. Take part in a police line-up
#57. Get away with the perfect practical joke
#58. Be part of a flash mob
#59. Be an extra in a film
#61. Learn to scuba dive
#62. Swim with the sharks
#63. Do a polar bear plunge
#64. Go on a helicopter ride
#65. Keep bees for a day
#66. Volunteer at an animal shelter
#67. Get backstage at a concert
#68. Go to the Horse Races
#69. Rent the nicest room in the city’s nicest hotel
#70. Hire a mariachi band and serenate someone
#71. Ultimate Girls’ Night Out
#72. Help someone cross an item off their bucket list
#73. Be a survivalist (build own shelter)
#74. Start a fire from scratch
#75. Sleep under the stars
#76. “Plank” in an unusual spot
#77. Stand Up Paddle Boarding
#78. Live a day “in the movies” (“martini shaken, not stirred”, “follow that car”,…)
#79. Bungee jump
#80. Write a letter to a future self
#81. Ride a segway
#82. Skeet shoot / shooting range / fire a gun
#83. Kiteboarding
#84. Experience bootcamp
#85. Shower underneath a waterfall
#86. Go zorbing
#87. Skinny dip
#88. drive a tank
#89. Learn how to curl
#90. Surf a BIG wave
#91. Set foot on every continent
#92. Put a smile on someone’s face — someone who really needs it.
#93. Help out local charities
#94. Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef.
#95. Speedskate
#96. Skeleton/bobsleigh
#97. Sleep at ice hotel

More to come…


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