Today's Wonder of the World is...the Globe!
Flickr photo by turnsolelune
I'm crazy about globes. I used to have three in my collection until Tanner the Slobber Dog ate my smallest one.
I always said he'd chew the whole world up if he could--and then he did it!
I can't say that I blame him. The love of globes seems to be universal.
Flickr photo by katleenvervaeke
Even babies love them, which is fine, as long as they're careful.
We wouldn't want anyone blowing up the earth.
Flickr photo by Gordon McKinlay
I don't know about you, but before I learned about its mantle and the core and the crust, I thought it'd be fun to tunnel through the earth. To get inside of it.
You can do that, you know.
Flickr photo by Leettumphreys
I wonder what that feels like. Do you start craving gerbil food? Or feel like the boy in the bubble?
Or maybe it's like being inside your very own snow globe, minus the snow.
Flickr photo by HeyRocker
(Read the caption on that display! You won't believe it!)
I always wondered how people make globes. (Do you ever think about that? Maybe I watched too many episodes of Mister Rogers and his informative Picture Picture.) Anyway, THIS video made me so happy! Fascinating stuff.
Whether you're a map fiend, a geography buff, or you just think globes are pretty, it's wonder-full to have a model of our Big Blue Marble!
Flickr photo by ageku
Enjoy some globe trotting, and tell me...are you a globe nut? What about snow globes? Are they tacky or awesome? Are you a Globetrotter fan? Are there any globes in the world that you can't do without?
Have a Wonder-full Thursday, everyone, wherever you are on the globe!