Barbie Talks!:An Expose´ of the First Talking Barbie Doll. the Humorous and Poignant Adventures of Two Former Mattel Toy Designers. Gwen Florea, Glenda Phinney
During the 1840s, America and many countries all over the world began to embrace a new mode of thinking. Countless newspapers began to report individuals who could communicate with the dead. Rather than feared as something dark and unnatural as it once had, many individuals all over the globe began to embrace this new wave of spiritualism. Seances were not only accepted but became quite a common pastime in American households. In 1886 a new device hit the scene, guaranteed to allow just about anyone to communicate with spirits who had passed on. The talking board was thus introduced to everyday society. Some believed the original Ouija board was a genuine channel in which to communicate with the dead. Others were skeptical - but enjoyed playing with talking boards nonetheless. Everything changed, however, when the film The Exorcist hit theaters in 1973. For the first time, the Ouija board was not seen as an innocent toy or device, but as a means to channel Satan himself. Seemingly overnight, the Ouija board was considered an evil object - a cursed object. To this day, the Ouija board continues to produce mixed feelings in people all around the world. But what most people fail to realize is that these historic talking boards are not the only objects in existence that are believed to be evil or cursed. In fact, there are many objects scattered around the globe that leave a trail of terror, paranoia, and even death in their wake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076379/bk_acx0_076379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three of the most twisted serial killers of the 1970s-80s are profiled. Ted Bundy left behind a series of grisly murders before police finally caught up to the smooth-talking psychopath. David Carpenter stalked women through the hills of the peaceful San Francisco Hills, killing unsuspecting joggers and hikers. David Parker Ray terrorized women in the Southwest, kidnapping them and taking them to his isolated trailer where he would subject them to torture with instruments from his ´´toy box´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Longseth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086008/bk_acx0_086008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fast girls don´t mind being the girl everyone is talking about, as long as all eyes are focused their way. They are wanton, daring, shameless, and bold. Fast Girls celebrates the girl with a reputation, the girl who goes all the way, and the girl who doesn´t know how to say ´´no.´´ Featuring writing by Tristan Taormino, Kayla Perrin, Donna George Storey, D. L. King, Kristina Wright, Saskia Walker, Jacqueline Applebee, Tess Danesi, and others, Fast Girls is a racy, provocative collection of erotica by the cream of the crop of female erotica writers. They take readers on unexpected journeys, from a bedroom with every toy imaginable to a sex club, a communal shower, on set with a personal porn star, and more. These characters revel in their sexual excesses, boldly doing what others only dream about. Race through Fast Girls once, and you will come back again and again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Malone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002054/bk_acx0_002054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Toddlers learn how to whine as soon as they can form full sentences or sooner. While some kids break out of the habit by the time they reach first or second grade, for others the habit can persist even longer. Most parents ask their kids to stop whining or express annoyance when they do, but that is unlikely to prevent a child from whining if they are in a bad mood, frustrated, tired, hungry, or feeling unwell. While toddlers might have trouble controlling their whining, around the age of 3-4, a child should be capable of expressing the very same words in a less whiny voice. Whining in toddlers can be compared to a low-grade form of crying, which actually doesn´t mean the child is spoiled. Whining can also be compared to an irritating blend of talking and crying, which has the ability to make parent get angry or give in. A toddler whines when they are tired, hungry, bored, and sick, or cannot get what they want such as: Attention, a snack, or a repair job on a faulty toy. The act of whining in toddlers is an ultra-annoying habit that occurs mostly between ages three and six, but how long whiners continue to whine depends on their parent´s reaction to it. The more often they get what they want after whining, the more likely they are to whine again. Usually, whining happens shortly after a child´s sense of connection to their parent or caregiver has broken. The ordinary things parents must do, like feeding little brother, cooking dinner, or talking to a friend on the phone, can eat away at a child´s sense that he´s connected and cared about. For small children in a big world, feeling disconnected chews at their spirits. They flash a signal for help: ´´I want a cookie!´´ It comes with a miserable expression, and a body that can barely move. Once children feel disconnected, any small task can bring up jumbo-size feelings of powerlessness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Falon Echo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115924/bk_acx0_115924_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With Arduino, you can build any hardware project you can imagine. This open-source platform is designed to help total beginners explore electronics, and with its easy-to-learn programming language, you can collect data about the world around you to make something truly interactive. The Arduino Inventor´s Guide opens with an electronics primer filled with essential background knowledge for your DIY journey. From there, you´ll learn your way around the Arduino through a classic hardware entry point?blinking LEDs. Over the course of the book, 11 hands-on projects will teach you how to: -Build a stop light with LEDs -Display the volume in a room on a warning dial -Design and build a desktop fan -Create a robot that draws with a motor and pens -Create a servo-controlled balance beam -Build your own playable mini piano -Make a drag race timer to race toy cars against your friends Each project focuses on a new set of skills, including breadboarding circuits; reading digital and analog inputs; reading magnetic, temperature, and other sensors; controlling servos and motors; and talking to your computer and the Web with an Arduino. At the end of every project, you´ll also find tips on how to use it and how to mod it with additional hardware or code. What are you waiting for? Start making, and learn the skills you need to own your technology! Uses the Arduino Uno board or SparkFun RedBoard