Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - Z #atozchallenge
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, we are done! Today is the final day of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Thanks for sticking with me until the end. To thank you for your readership, I am giving away a $10 Amazon gift card. You can enter for your chance to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Now, on to today's randomness.
Zymurgy - branch of chemistry dealing with brewing and distilling. Some people might know this one, but not being much of a drinker, I had no idea there was an actual name for this. I also think it's a neat looking word.
Zinnia - I don't have any of these in my garden, but I have seen some once or twice. A genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants, they are commonly found in the southwestern United States and South America. They can come in a variety of colors and can withstand some serious summer heat.
Zamboni - we are a hockey-loving family, so we are familiar with Frank J. Zamboni, the inventor and mechanic who invented the Zamboni Ice Resurfacing Machine in 1949. Ten years prior, Zamboni and his brother-in-law bought an ice skating rink in California, which proved hard to resurface and required numerous men for the task. In 1942, Zamboni converted a tractor to scrape and smooth the ice in a single pass. To see who purchased the first Zamboni, visit http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/enc/z.shtml My son, who used to work at a hockey rink knows how to drive one of these monsters. It's fun to watch.
Thanks again for sticking with us this month. I hope you'll keep reading along now that you're a fan of visiting. You can see my weekly features in the sidebar. I might even do some changing up in the future, so I would appreciate your input as to what you would like to see here regularly.
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