World Tour


Iceland.
PHOTO courtesy of the Science Museum of Virginia

Local adventurers can take a trip around the world without leaving the state. Meet lemurs in Madagascar, visit with nomads in Tibet, canoe along the Amazon, explore the Namib Desert with migrating dunes that are one thousand feet tall, take a spin with dog sledders in Greenland, and discover what life is like for lions, hippos, elephants, giraffes and cape buffalo in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. You can take your popcorn along as you sit back in your theater seat to watch The Greatest Places in IMAX at the Science Museum of Virginia. 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond. 800-659-1727.

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Hi Beth - I really enjoyed your "comebacks" essay; it's a challenge to be prepared for some of these situations. I do have a suggestion about the false pregnancy question. As somone who has suffered from an eating disorder, I can tell you that this comment can do real emotional harm. Even for those who don't struggle with weight or body issues, there are other reasons not to ask - miscarriage, difficulty conceiving, or relationship issues. My thought is that this question just shouldn't be asked; it's the role of the mom-to-be to share the information on their own terms. When asked this question - as I have been twice by total strangers - my reply has been "Actually, I'm not pregnant, but when I am, you'll be the first to know. Just tell me your name..." Perhaps some would consider my reply to be nasty, but I think you need to help people understand that they've behaved badly. Of course, if asked by a friend or family member, I'd be more frank: "Wow, your question strikes a nerve. No, I'm not pregnant and would really appreciate your support as I try to stay healthy. I promise that if I do get pregnant, I'll let you know. Until then, please don't comment."

if someone asks you how old your child is while you're breastfeeding them, and your kid takes a break to answer the question, you must stop immediately.

these r pretty good the pregnant 1 is wierd it's funy

What would you say to people who keep asking when you are going to have kids? I've been married for 5 years, my husband and I do not want to give up our nomadic life as of now to take care of kids yet but both our parents and siblings are basically berating us with questions of when we will produce grandchildren for our parents that I feel like I'm going to explode! Any suggestions?

We need nasty comeback to say to our ex's

I would like to see some quick answer to people that are family members of your work bosses. In a situation where you are going to have an operation and they are insinuating that you are putting the boss out by this. People are so cruel and vendictive when they only see one side of the coin. I am sure there are a few people out there that can use some quick come backs to those nosy friends and relatives of your work places boss. Nothin glike being ganged up on when you are already in pain. Kick em when their down syndrome is caatching.