Visiting the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Casino was a special experience for me because it reminded me (Brianna) of Georgia. Being surrounded by the greenery felt like home to me but also the air was musky. The main attraction were the flamingos. They stood out as the reason to go. Our team learned about a lot of different animals and we would deeply recommend visiting the habitat.
Opening in 1995, the habitat brought a jungle-like environment to the strip.
(Even though the animal habitat’s hours are from 8am to 8pm, the area is accessible 24 hours every day.)
However, we recommend visiting during daylight hours at least once to see the different animals properly. After hours the path is a little more secluded than the rest of The Strip. Jeremy also went to the habitat and he really enjoyed it. He said, “I really enjoyed seeing all the different kinds of animals like the flamingos and parrots. You can even have a parrot put on your shoulder. I thought that was cool to see.” Seeing the different kinds of plants and a waterfall was pretty cool to see as well. I would highly recommend everyone to go and check this place out because it’s a pretty cool experience to go and check out.
How long do Macaw birds live? •The average life span is 60 years.
Why do flamingos stand on one leg? •To conserve energy because they are at rest.
How far will a Mallard Duck fly when it migrates? • It can travel up to 800 miles a day.
How do turtles survive in the winter? • They bromate under rocks in the water holding their breath for 4 months, at heart rate of 5 beats per minute.Read More
Research Team: Stacey Foster, Michelle Frese, Justin Freeman, Cassie Hitchcock, Joey Thomas
Mobsters, the lifeblood of America between Probation (1920’s) to about the 1950’s. While most of the Mob now is gone, their memory and their legacy lives on in the Mob Museum at 300 Stewart Ave in Las Vegas. We at Circles Magazine got the chance to go there to take a tour and to do an interview.
We got to do an interview with Felicia, who is the Director of Guest Services at the Mob Museum, and ask a couple of questions:
How did the Mob Museum start?
A number of people had a hand to the start of the Mob Museum, the biggest was Former Mayor of Las Vegas and Mob Defense Attorney, Oscar Goodman.
How many people do you have working here?
120 full time employees and we have about that many part time workers as well. That number of part time workers does not include volunteers.
How many tours do you ‘run’ on a daily basis?
The tours are predominant self-guided.
How long has the Mob Museum been in Las Vegas?
February 14th, 2012; because that was the date of a pretty big Mob event that happened, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967).
What was this building before it became a museum?
A Courthouse and a Post Office
How many exhibits do you have?
Four (4) Floor exhibits and many things that are not on display in storage as well as in schools and some community centers.
Have any of the Items been use in a court of Law?
Yes, Al Capone’s gun is on the 3rd floor on loan from the IRS Criminal investigation unit, Two (2) Tommy Guns (or Thompson Submachine Guns) from the Valentine’s Day Massacre. They are periodicity on display and hand cuffs on the 2nd floor.
What is your favorite exhibit?
A special place in my heart is for the Crime Lab and Firearm Training simulator.
After our interview with Felicia, we had the chance to tour the Mob Museum for ourselves. We were amazed with the amount of history that the Museum had to offer. From seeing the Revolver that Al Capone used to having one of us being electrocuted (not actually). It was a fun tour for us. So the next time you want to find out about the Mob, go to the Mob Museum!
P.S.: The hours for the Mob Museum is open every day at 9:00 AM to 9:00PM; tickets start at $26.95 but it includes a Las Vegas all exclusive pass. Also there is limited Parking for the Mob Museum on site and there is a $7.00 fee for parking.
P.S.S.: Thank you Felicia, and the rest of the Mob Museum, for the interview and allowing us to tour the Museum. It was a fun experience for us!Read More
When tourists come to the Las Vegas Valley, most of them gamble, and besides that, they look and shop for the latest trends and accessories.
One of these new malls out there is Downtown Summerlin, which attracts an upscale mall on the city’s west side, which makes it more convenient for many locals and shopaholics. The development continues to grow, with nearly 400 acres of lavish space, nearby is the new Las Vegas ballpark, which houses the Aviators and the City National Arena, which is the practice rink for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. In addition, they have a Farmers Market, which opens on Saturdays. Also many seasonal events, including Holiday festivities for the kids at the Rock Rink. More developments and growth are in the works at Downtown Summerlin in the near future.
Also, you can check the Fantastik Indoor Swap Meet at 1717 S. Decatur Blvd. in Las Vegas. It has been housed in the same location for over 30 years, locals and vendors can rent a little space and run a small business there. You can look for pets, cosmetics, Halloween costumes, jewelry and hundreds of other items. The Swap Meet is only open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM- 6 PM. Prices are reasonable and shopping is easy. They have an admission price of one dollar but give you a coupon that you can use at any of the vendors in the swap meet.
If you’re looking for toys, vintage and houseware items or other antiques , you might want to check out the Charleston Antique Mall, which is north of the Swap Meet at 560 N. Decatur Blvd. If you’re a treasure hunter looking for any vintage goods, go visit there. There are more than 60 vendors to choose from & they have some cool stuff for really good prices.
Finally, we head south to the Town Square Las Vegas, which is quite a little trendy like Downtown Summerlin. If you’re shopping near the Strip, we highly recommend the place. They’ve got a Whole Foods Market, along with a Children’s Park for the kids, along with dining, office and entertainment complexes. It features more than 120 stores, along with activities and events, along with a new Raider Image team store, for the new Las Vegas Raiders. If you’re a shopping buff, come check it out.Read More
Welcome to the Fashion Show Mall where the models are strutting their stuff. There are all kinds of brands and Dillard’s ran the fashion show. D.J. Captain provided the music for the show. We interviewed Christian Evans and they love their job, for various reasons. One of the reasons is that they liked to make their own schedule, and likes wearing amazing clothes. Christian likes the perks of meeting new people every day, and loves being out and about. Christian has been a real veteran since the time of childhood when they were 4 or 5 years of age (for Belk’s Catalogue).
Christian commented on the selection process indicated that an agency submits specific jobs that they think are a good fit for the models based on the client’s needs and desires and that depend whether they hire the model for a specific job or not. In terms of picking apparel Christian claims that the stylist is the chief decision maker of selection. Christian says in terms of quantity of applications the e-mail submission process is constant; “Once we see your online submission, then we invite you for a face to face interview where you can meet our team of casting specialists.” If they like your style you could then be signed into the agency. Now in the process of getting hired an agency does their best to submit you for representation and to make sure your well protected. We asked if they had any child models? The response Christian gave was in the affirmative, since they take individuals of all ages as well as looks.
We asked Christian if they modeled footwear? They said that typically the stylist helps put the outfit together with the matching shoes. They do photo shoots as well in addition to the apparel being modeled. So Christian claims that the foot wear is included in the itinerary of modeling. Okay, we will detour to the technical side of lighting. They use entertainment as well as, theatrical lighting according to the technician. Well readers there you have it, the galore of fashion made into a show. It is fun to watch and be in awe at the various brands of clothes. So go down to the fashion show mall and be mesmerized at the various fashions that will blow your minds galore; and while you’re there you can shop till you drop.Read More
The Circles crew had lunch in May at (Nacho Daddy) ND, located in downtown Las Vegas. At this time, we interviewed Evan Boyd (GSD) who works at the corporate office who has been with the company since 2010. Born and raised in Las Vegas. Nacho Daddy has three locations in Las Vegas. Downtown, the Strip, and west Sahara at Fort Apache. The most popular Nacho platters are the Tostada and Fiesta nachos. The Tia Chicken Nacho platter has become a favorite of late. All the ingredients are delivered fresh every day from corporate kitchen N.D. has here in Las Vegas. All of the sauces are signature creations exclusively made for N.D.
Briana- “It was my first time doing an interview with Nacho Daddy and having lunch too.”
Dominique- “My Experience at Nacho Daddy was great! I enjoyed the good food and the atmosphere!”
Justin “My experience at Nacho Daddy was amazing! Food was excellent!”
Stacey- The food was so awesome and the Restaurant is a beautiful place, the people who work there are friendly.Read More
Ptolemy was an astrologer, mathematician ans astronomer. He is credited with being the first to correlate astrology and astronomy with his treatise commonly known as Tetrabibios. He was regarded as the leading astrologer of his time and Tetreabibios was actually the bible for astrologers for over a thousand years.
In modern western culture there are twelve astrological signs, most astrologers list Aries as the first sign. The signs are associated with constellations that are seen in the sky during the time periods that they represent. There are actually several interpretations of the zodiac at different times and for different reasons.
Tropical bases its interpretation on the vernal equinox of the northern hemisphere. Sidereal bases its interpretation on the appearance of the principal star in the constellation. The two systems dates however are not the same and are about month apart.
The signs are generally associated with the four elements : water, fire, earth and air. The Water signs are: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, the Fire Signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, the Earth Signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, and the Air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
In more Modern times a horoscope is often used to help guide the lives of people who feel that the stars are what make for a happier life and can be found in most any form of media from the local newspaper to your smartphone. You can check your horoscope and see what life has in store for you in the coming day, month or year. Most people who do check them try to check them daily.Read More
2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup milk
Whipped cream Pink, purple and blue sprinkles
Pink, purple and blue food coloring
Pulse together one third of the ice cream and milk a time in a blender, adding a drop of either pink, blue or purple food coloring.
Layer the three colors in tall glasses. Using more milk will create a swirly pattern, while less milk will create more distinct lines between the colors.
Divide the ice cream and milk into # equal portions.
1 premade 9 in inch pie crust
1 quart eggnog
3 (5.1 oz. each) packages vanilla instant pudding mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 oz. Whipped cream
- In a large mixing bowl, pour in the eggnog and vanilla pudding mixes.
- With a hand mixer, start mixing on low for about 1 minute.
- Sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmag.
- Mix on high speed for another 1 to 3 minutes. It will begin to thicken up.
- Get out your pie crust and pour in the creamy eggnog mixture.
- Cover with whipped cream and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Set back into the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
The way that dogs learn is through repetition. Dogs are more likely to repeat bad behaviors, because they are not being reinforced, which enables a dog to repeat the same bad habits. Giving your dog the attention it craves, will only enforce bad habits in the future. Exercising your dog is very important. This will also teach your dog to be comfortable on a leash. Never pull on a dogs leash to correct your dog’s behavior. Let your puppy interact with as many different types of people, animals, and environments as possible. Getting a dog used to noises in and around its environment will keep the dog from being frightened. Socialization is the best way to train dogs to trust each other and.
Peregrine Falcon Training
You must wear gloves when handling or training any type of bird. Falcons are trained to be released and returned to your glove hand as its base. Falcons are trained to fly various distances. Some people have specific places that they want the birds to land. They also can be trained to come back on a lure. The lure is used as a reward for the falcon. It’s really fun to watch. A falcon’s swoop is instinctive, but following a lure needs to be taught. Trainers try to get them to follow the lure everyday so they will get used to it. A calf needs to be at least six to thirty six months to begin training.
Horses can be trained to perform various behaviors. Some horses can be trained so that people with disabilities can ride. They are trained to walk slower than normal. By riding horse’s people with disabilities can use muscles that are hard for them to use. Miniature horses can be used as a service animal. Miniature horses can be used to help the blind. Blind people hold on to the miniature horses so that the horses can guide them around. Mini Horses are allowed to go into various places like in restaurants, airplanes, or into classrooms. Horses can sometimes be hard to train because they are prey animals but at the same time it can be a rewarding experience to because once trained they can be really fun and interesting animals.
Dolphin training involves the reinforcement of the behavior that you want the dolphin to follow. There are different ways training can be taught. Part of the training is to establish a bond between the dolphin and its trainer. Training can be done by playing and feeding. The trainer must look for positive and negative responses to this certain type of training. The trainer must look for positive and negative responses to this certain type of training.
Finding Nemo is a good family movie. It is about a fish named Nemo that lives in the ocean and gets lost from his dad. Along the way he makes a friend with a fish named Dory, she tries to help him find Nemo. a fisherman is out in the ocean and throws a fishnet into the water and captures Nemo. From there Nemo goes to a dentist office and plans on escaping. this movie came out on May 30, 2003. It made over $940.3 million dollars at the box office. Ellen DeGeneres is the voice of Dory. And The voice of Nemo is Alexander Gould. It is the 10th highest grossing animated film of all time. Finding Nemo is an Adventure, Comedy From Disney. Out of the people that watched the movie at Circles Magazine 99% say see it and only 1% say skip it.