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Ring My Belle

Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • The first spectacular photos of Pluto, explained by a UW Carl Sagan Fellow
    Nine years, three million miles and $700 million later, we are finally getting the very first high resolution photos of Pluto, thanks to a NASA spacecraft called New Horizons. Seattle astronomer Dr Sarah Ballard tells us what we're looking at and why this mission was so significant. Also - is Pluto a planet or not?!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • A giant slip n' slide is coming to Queen Anne
    Will it be the new Mercer mess?
  • Does another warm El Niño winter mean another snowless season at the ski resorts?
    Forecasters are predicting El Niño will continue to blow warm air on western Washington through the winter months, and possibly all the way through spring. But even after last year's dreadfully dry ski and snowboard season, folks at Steven's Pass don't seem too worried about the conditions this winter.
  • Ring My Belle: Unhappy with Seattle? Move to Bellingham!
    1. Unhappy Seattleites are moving to Bellingham, according to a new Seattle Weekly article. 2. The principal of a Salem, Oregon, elementary school sent home a letter to parents that said the school will call the state's Department of Human Services if parents don’t pick up their children on time each day. 3. The average size of an American woman is 14, but retailers aren't getting in on the plus sized action.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • Get your own, personal superhero action figure made by Bellevue's You Kick Ass
    Send a photo of your face to Bellevue's You Kick Ass and they will use a 3D printer to create a superhero action figure with your face on it. Mark Cuban invested $100,000 in the new company on the reality show "Shark Tank."
  • Ring My Belle: Why buy toys for your kids when you can rent them
    1. A Seattle woman started a business called Rent the Toy Chest, so you can rent toys for your kids, instead of buy them. 2. A northern California women ended up giving birth alone, in a field with no cell service, and to get attention she started a fire that ended up causing a wildfire. 3. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing but living together to raise the kids. Sort of. 4. In Everett, mannequins have been placed around the downtown to spread awareness about teen homelessness.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  • Edith Macefield's Ballard home could be demolished
    The saga of Edith Macefield's 115 year old home continues. Out of 38 bidders, a mother and daughter were chosen, and they planned to open an Edith Macefield themed coffee and pie shop. But the home is too expensive to get up to code, so it will be donated (or demolished) and the land will go up for sale.
  • Ring My Belle: Religion is not an excuse not to vaccinate your kids in California
    1. The Girl Scouts of WesternWashington were given a very generous $100,000 donation, but they gave it back when the donor said it couldn't be spent on transgender girls. 2. If you have an iPhone, ask siri what zero divided by zero is. 3. California has past a new law requiring nearly all kids be vaccinated if they are attending school. 4. A man was falsely imprisoned, on death row, for 30 years. When he was finally released, he died a year later.
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