THE ST. LOUIS WHEEL CELEBRATES GROUNDHOG DAY – Ride the Wheel — Then Ride It Again

SO NICE YOU’LL RIDE IT TWICE

Will the St. Louis Wheel see its shadow on Groundhog Day? Will it predict six more weeks of winter weather?

In the classic movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character experiences the same day over and over again. In honor of Groundhog Day 2024 on February 2, the St. Louis Wheel will stage its own time-warp repeat by giving passengers a second ride for free.

The 200-foot-tall observation wheel at St. Louis Union Station is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on February 2 and every day. Passengers who purchase a ticket for one ride on the attraction will stay on the Wheel to get their second ride free.

The Wheel’s 42 gondolas are kept at 72 degrees all year, so guests are comfortable no matter the weather.. Riders will get a 20-mile view of the St. Louis skyline from the top of the popular attraction.

The St. Louis Wheel is located at St. Louis Union Station, 201 S. 18th St., St. Louis, MO 63103. www.thestlouiswheel.com; @stlouiswheelpark and @unionstationstl on social media.

THE SCIENCE OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS OPEN NOW AT CITY MUSEUM

New Exhibition Reveals the Shocking Science

Behind the World’s Greatest Achievements

St. Louis – Open now open through April 14 at City Museum, The Science of Guinness World Records reveals the secrets behind some of the most astonishing GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ to ever be set. 

Spread across 5,000 square feet in City Museum’s Architecture Hall, the exhibit will let guests achieve the amazing as they break records across the multiple stations by learning how bodies react, focus, and endure. 

“The exhibition was really inspired by the success of The Science of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not,” said Guy Labine, Chief Executive Officer of Science North. “We’ve seen firsthand that people all over the world are hungry to be challenged, to be wowed, to expand their ideas about what human beings can actually do. We knew almost immediately that we were onto something big.” 

Certain to be an experience to remember for a lifetime, The Science of Guinness World Records will leave visitors astonished as they discover exactly what goes into accomplishing the seemingly impossible. How does one develop the ability to do 36 consecutive pull-ups, using only their pinky fingers? What does it take for someone to create the world’s smallest stop motion film? What possesses someone to learn how to solve not one but three Rubik’s Cubes simultaneously?

The Science of Guinness World Records is co-produced by Science North, one of Canada’s largest and most respected science centers, and Ripley’s Entertainment, the entertainment and edutainment company founded by the great Robert Ripley.

“Our record holders are simply the most incredible people you’re ever going to meet,” says John Corcoran, Director, Traveling Shows & Guinness World Records Attraction Development. “They defy belief and they often seem to defy physics and the nature of spacetime itself. But of course, what they’re really defying is our limited sense of what a person can do with enough time, enough practice, and enough dedication.”

“What we’re hoping to do with The Science of Guinness World Records is to show people that as shocking as these accomplishments are, it’s not magic. It’s science. If one person can achieve the incredible, so can you. We want to inspire people of all ages to throw out their limiting beliefs and push themselves to achieve what the world tells them is impossible.”

The Science of Guinness World Records is included with General Admission or a Member Pass and operates during normal museum hours. City Museum is located at 750 N. 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103; 314-231-2489. Visit citymuseum.org for more information. Follow City Museum on social media @citymuseum.

City Museum is home to the following amazing things:

  • World’s Largest Pencil – measures 76 feet in length and weighs a staggering 22,500 pounds and is a true number two pencil
  • World’s Largest Seesaw – measures 82 feet in length and is in storage at City Museum
  • World’s Largest Tennis Racket – measures 50 feet and 3.07 inches in length and 16 feet and 8.6 inches wide and is in not displayed due to its state of deterioration
  • World’s Tallest Man, Robert Wadlow, was the spokesperson for the International Shoe Co which is the building in which City Museum resides

St. Louis is also home to many GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, including:

  • First Olympic Gold Medal – The first time gold medals were awarded to Olympic champions was during the 1904 Olympic Games held in St. Louis, USA. Prior to this, gold had been considered too expensive, so the winner of an event had received a silver medal and the runner-up a bronze, while there was no medal at all for third place. The last time gold medals were made from solid gold was at the Stockholm Games in 1912, following which the medals were cast in silver and coated in 6 g of gold.
  • Tallest Commemorative Monument – The tallest monument is the stainless-steel Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, completed on October 28, 1965 to commemorate the westward expansion.
  • Largest Image of a Human Brain – Took place in St. Louis (all USA) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on 28 April 2018 during an Alzheimer’s Disease awareness event.
  • Most Home Runs in a World Series Baseball Game – The Major League Baseball (MLB) record for most home runs hit in a World Series includes Albert Pujols (Dominican Republic) playing for the St. Louis Cardinals (USA) in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series against the Texas Rangers (USA) on 22 October 2011.

About City Museum

Housed in an old shoe factory in Downtown St. Louis, City Museum is an ever-evolving, always-thrilling, artist-built playground full of weirdly wonderful spaces to explore. City Museum opened in 1997 and started as a passion project and developed into an indoor, outdoor, underground playground that welcomes adventurous visitors from all over the world. This iconic St. Louis attraction is considered one of the great public spaces and a must-see for visitors. 

About Science North

Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North’s attractions include a science center, IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth – Home of the Big Nickel, a separate science center focused on mining and earth sciences. In 1996, Science North created a specialized unit to sell the award-winning exhibitions and multimedia theatres created by Science North’s highly skilled staff scientists and in-house production teams. These innovative exhibits help drive repeat visitation and tourism and demonstrate Science North’s ever-growing capacity to produce world-class educational and scientific content that appeals to people of all ages. Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit sciencenorth.ca

About GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

What’s the fastest game bird in Europe? This was the question that inspired the founding of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS back in 1955. Starting with a single book published from a room above a gym, GWR has grown to become a global multi-media brand, with offices in London, New York, Miami, Beijing, Tokyo and Dubai. Today, we deliver world-class content, not just through books, but via TV shows, social media and live events. Our in-house consultancy works closely with brands and businesses around the world to harness the power of record-breaking and deliver award-winning campaigns and business solutions. Our ultimate purpose is to inspire people —individuals, families, schools, groups, companies, communities and even entire countries— to read about, watch, listen to and participate in record-breaking. To join this record-breaking community and find out the answer to that original question, visit guinnessworldrecords.com

St. Louis Working Women’s Show Returns February 16-18 2024

St. Louis — January 31, 2024 — It’s the ultimate Girl’s Day Out! The St. Louis Working Women’s Show returns for its 37th year of food, fashion, fitness and fun.

The show will fill the St. Charles Convention Center for three days, Friday, February 16; Saturday, February 17; and Sunday, February 18, 2024.

Tickets are on sale in advance at www.wwssonline.com. Tickets also are available at the door on show days.

Children 6 and under are free, Children ages 7 to 11 and seniors 60+ are $10.50, adults are $12.50. VIP and new Ultimate VIP tickets also are available with many exciting perks.

The show’s 2024 celebrity guest is actress and media personality Alison Arngrim, best known as mean girl Nellie Oleson from NBC’s iconic show,

“Little House On The Prairie.” Alison will make multiple appearances all weekend and will sign autographs, take pictures with fans and sign copies of her popular autobiography, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch.

Special features at this year’s show include the Wine & Spirits Garden with samples from Missouri wineries, Pampered in Paradise offers hair styling experiences. On the Main Stage, the Working Women’s Game Show returns with Bingo, Closer to the Price, Face Off and Feud. The Maker’s Market with quality handmade items and the Make-It & Take- It Classes return in 2024. Fan favorite creator Jim Davis from Holiday Home Creative will be presenting Make-It & Take-It classes and celebrity guest Alison Arngrim will join him in the fun. Projects will include wreaths and door hangers. Tickets are $15 and include all of the materials and in-person instructions. Make-It & Take-It tickets are available online at www.wwssonline.com.

New for 2024 is the Chef’s Corner, a creative, new cooking experience. This completely fresh cooking stage presents an intimate table with the chef as he prepares new recipes. Participants will learn a new skill and get a taste of what he cooks. Seating will be limited, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat. The Chef’s Corner is sponsored by Food Service Consultants, Inc. and is presented by Chef D. Scott Phillips and friends. Also new in 2024 is The Beauty Box, an interactive experience with demonstrations, makeovers, hair styling and other self care entertainment. The Beauty Box is sponsored by Healthy Hair Solutions and is presented by Tendai Morris.

The Working Women’s show is very excited to present its newest community outreach program. The Astonishing Working Women Award celebrates women in St. Louis who are making a difference in the community. Do you know an amazing teacher who goes above and beyond for her students? Do you know a leader of a non-profit who is changing St. Louis for the better? Help us celebrate these astonishing St. Louis women by filling out the award nomination form at www.wwssonline.com/working-women-award.

The St. Louis Working Women’s Show takes over the St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO. Show hours are: Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 am – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The St. Charles Embassy Suites Hotel is the official hotel of the Working Women’s Show. Parking is available at the Convention Center.

Sign up for show emails at www.wwssonline.com. Follow the show on Facebook @WorkingWomensSurvivalShow.StLouis and follow the social media hashtag #ultimategirlsdayout

The EV Revolution: What Makes EV Maintenance Different

It’s undeniable that cars nowadays are totally different from what they look like and how they operate compared to their predecessors. After all, modern cars are more efficient and compact!

And that also includes their engines!

Nowadays, you can find cars that are powered by electricity. These electric vehicles or EVs for short, require maintenance that differs from traditional gas-powered ones.

So, if you want to maintain your EV’s optimum performance, continue on reading and let’s explore EV maintenance!

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It has fewer moving parts

Cars use hundreds of moving parts necessary for its operation. From pistons to belts to spark plugs, these parts help in keeping your car in one piece every time you go for a drive!

However, EVs have fewer moving parts. It primarily consists of electric motors, drivetrain components, and wheels.

So, you’ll need to know where you can find reliable Tesla car parts to ensure you can maintain them!

It doesn’t require oil changes

You’re probably taught by your dad on how to change your vehicle’s oil. But when you’re using an EV, you don’t need to worry about oil changes!

It’s because EVs don’t have internal combustion engines compared to traditional cars. This means, there’s no engine to lubricate to prevent overheating! So, you can save both time and money!

It uses regenerative braking

Did you know that EVs are innovative when it comes to braking?

It’s because EVs have regenerative braking!

But, what does it mean?

When you release the accelerator pedal in an EV, its electric motor operates in reverse. This converts kinetic energy and stores it in the battery! So, you can reduce the wear on your car’s brake pads, reducing your need for brake maintenance and replacement!

How to properly maintain your EV

Now that you know how it differs from traditional cars, you’re probably thinking of how you can maintain it properly.

So, here are some pointers when it comes to EV maintenance!

Check the battery health

What’s the most important component in an EV?

It’s the battery!

So, it’s important that you conduct regular battery health checks. This’ll help you identify any potential issues early, preventing costly problems down the road!

Don’t forget the tires

Whether you have a traditional car or an EV, it’s important that you take care of your tires! After all, you can’t go anywhere without tires!

You should check your tires if they’re aligned and rotating properly to ensure your safety while on the road. You should also check if your tires are adequately inflated to avoid flat tires during your road trip!

Update the car’s software

Unlike traditional cars, EVs typically have over-the-air software updates to improve their performance, safety, and other necessary aspects.

When you regularly update your EV’s software, you can benefit from the latest advancements. Just think like it’s your phone or laptop— updating its software will ensure its optimum performance!

Don’t ignore the cooling system

All cars have cooling systems, there’s no doubt about that. But when it comes to EVs, cooling systems go beyond!

An EV’s cooling system regulates the temperature of the electric motor as well as the battery. When you conduct periodic checks and maintenance of your EV’s cooling system, you can prevent overheating and maintain its efficiency!

Cars have come a long way— from fuel-powered cars, we’ve developed cars powered by electricity! But, its purpose didn’t change. And when you properly maintain your EV, you can drive farther and more efficiently!