Beginning with a panda cub carried into the United States in the arms of fashion designer Ruth Harkness in 1936, Americans have been fascinated by giant pandas for decades.  We fawned over Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the 18-month-old pandas who were gifts from the Chinese government during the Nixon Administration, and flocked by the millions to […]

First known as an Oreo Biscuit when they were created back in 1912 — the same year that New Mexico and Arizona became states and that the Titanic sank — today’s Oreo can be found in nearly 20 different varieties in the United States. In honor of National Oreo Cookie Day (#NationalOreoCookieDay), here are ten […]

In 2015, to mark the 100th anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola bottle, Coca-Cola Design invited artists from around the world to create a poster using only only black, white, and Coke red.  On display in the Pop Culture Gallery during our recent visit to the World of Coca-Cola, every poster was amazing! Here are a few […]

No trip to the zoo would be complete without stalking some birds with my camera.  Here are three different bird photos from the Kansas City Zoo.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Bird Photo #1.  I believe that this gorgeous bird is a starling, a song bird that is part of the […]

With mothers who were later diagnosed with feline immunodeficiency virus, these guys were neutered as young cubs to ensure they don’t pass the condition along to offspring.  Because they were so young when it happened, these males didn’t develop the thick, gorgeous manes that usually separate the males from females. Here are three photos of the […]