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No mystery about legendary status of Cape Town's 'Nellie' hotel

It may remain a mystery as to which room Agatha Christie chose to reside in while at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, but no doubt she would have been perfectly at home writing her mysteries in my suite, albeit considerably updated since she was there in 1922. I can also well imagine Sir Winston Churchill smoking his cigar while soaking in a steaming bathtub during the Boer War (1900-1902) as he wrote, "It is the most excellent and well-appointed establishment which may be thoroughly appreciated after a sea voyage."

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Pinball as science? Game on at Chabot Center

So there I was, bouncing off the walls like a human ball in a room of bumpers, playing a 1999 "Attack From Mars" pinball game at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, Calif. – unofficially known for the summer as the "Chabot Arcade."

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Go paddleboarding in a flooded Kentucky mine

Stand Up Paddle Kentucky opened a new underground kayaking and glowing stand up paddle board experience in 2016 with Thrillsville adventure park in Slade, Kentucky, where guests can book through SUP and embark on a 1.5 mile tour through flooded mines that have since been flooded up to 28 feet deep with 30 degree waters.

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A look at Disney World’s new Pandora — The World of Avatar

The marquee attraction at Disney World’s Pandora — The World of Avatar is Flight of Passage, in which a 3-D simulator plunges riders into a cinematic world. You feel as if you’re riding on the back of a banshee, a bluish, gigantic, winged predator that resembles something out of the Jurassic Era.

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Go paddleboarding in a flooded Kentucky mine

Stand Up Paddle Kentucky opened a new underground kayaking and glowing stand up paddle board experience in 2016 with Thrillsville adventure park in Slade, Kentucky, where guests can book through SUP and embark on a 1.5 mile tour through flooded mines that have since been flooded up to 28 feet deep with 30 degree waters.
Marcus Dorsey mdorsey@herald-leader.com
Go paddleboarding in a flooded Kentucky mine 1:41

Go paddleboarding in a flooded Kentucky mine

UK student writes and directs movie filmed in Lexington 1:58

UK student writes and directs movie filmed in Lexington

State hopes to provide better interpretation of Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol 0:59

State hopes to provide better interpretation of Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol

Scott Whiddon performs 3:47

Scott Whiddon performs "Scatter and Fade"