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June 11, 2009

June 11th: the last day of Rahil's vacation. He snuck in a trip to Coney Island and its aquarium, and then a quick stop to the Tisch petting zoo in Central Park. The aquarium, though small, has some nifty exhibits:

The cool jellyfish exhibit at the Aquarium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFoeoq0G6AU

A small portion of the fun noontime sealion show at the Coney Island aquarium, with a thousand kids clapping along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaeJs13QVBg

A fabulous exhibit recreating the sudden filling of a tidal pool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGHGxJDC3_c

An interesting exhibit demonstrating how fish react to waves coming from different directions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz1YIUMHjeQ

The Tisch petting zoo was fun, too.

Rahil threatening "to shoot" a huge fiberglass spider which took him by surprise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u-uBZkF6qk
Alas.  The Coney Island Cyclone wasn't running.
Alas. The Coney Island Cyclone wasn't running.
Cold and rainy.
Cold and rainy.
Rahil at the Coney Island Shoot the Freak game.  The Freak stayed home today.
Rahil at the Coney Island Shoot the Freak game. The Freak stayed home today.
Coney Island waterfront
Coney Island waterfront
Where is everybody?
Where is everybody?
Note absence of beachgoers on a late morning Thursday!
Note absence of beachgoers on a late morning Thursday!
One of the jellyfish exhibits at the Coney Island aqaurium
One of the jellyfish exhibits at the Coney Island aqaurium
Those bathyspheres are tiny!
Those bathyspheres are tiny!
Let's call Grandma!
Let's call Grandma!
Big acorns at the Tisch petting zoo
Big acorns at the Tisch petting zoo
More petting zoo exhibits . . . .
More petting zoo exhibits . . . .
Goats are the same everywhere.
Goats are the same everywhere.
Note giant spider above web.
Note giant spider above web.
At the Zurich airport
At the Zurich airport
Last one on is a rotten egg!
Last one on is a rotten egg!