May FU N FACTS
335 Foot drop! The centerpiece of Busch Garden’s Pantopia is Falcon’s Fury, the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America. Here are several amazing facts about Busch Garden’s amazing ride:
is the number of children who have found a forever family over the past 10 years through the work of the Heart Gallery of Pinellas. This May the Tampa Bay Rays have once again stepped up to the plate and opened the gates to Tropicana Field for a unique and amazing gala, “Fiesta On The Field.”Guests are invited to wear their favorite baseball attire and experience an evening under the dome with a delicious gourmet dinner, entertainment, a tempting auction selection and a program that will celebrate the homecomings made possible by the Heart Gallery and its partners.
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and commemorates U.S. men and women who have died while in military service to our country. Every Memorial Day at sunrise, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America quietly pay tribute to those who have served our country bravely by placing an American flag at the graves of our fallen veterans.
• At the ride’s highest point, 335 feet above the ground, riders pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position. An instant later they’ll plunge 60 mph straight down. • The ride uses a 68-ton counterweight • There is a variable hold time at the top of the ride before drop (so you never know how long you’ll hang there before you fall) • There is a six second freefall time!
May 30, 2016
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are over 7.1 million active elementary, high school and college teachers in the United States. National Teacher Appreciation Week is held during the first full week of May each year, and Teacher Appreciation Day is on Tuesday during the first full week in May. Take advantage of this special week to do something for the teachers at your child’s school. They deserve it!
Cinco de Mayo,
Spanish for “Fifth of May”, marks the anniversary of a victorious Mexican battle over a much larger French Army that took place on May 5, 1862 in Puebla, Mexico. Today Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and for the over 30 million U.S. residents of Mexican origin, it is a joyous holiday celebrated with food, parades, and a lot of fun.
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