Toronto To Break Tourism Record, Holograms at The Science Centre, and How to Capture A Monkey
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Toronto To Break Tourism Record, Holograms at The Science Centre, and How to Capture A Monkey

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  • Tourism Toronto is predicting another record setting year in 2016. Numbers this summer have already outpaced 2015, the last year Toronto cracked the record. Reasons for the expected spike mostly revolve around sports: the NBA all-star game in the winter, The Raptors high profile playoff run plus the upcoming Ontario Summer Games, the World Cup of Hockey, and the World Junior Hockey Championship set should keep the tourists coming in. Add all these athletic attractions with a weak Canadian dollar, and you should see another record tourist year, even if the Guardian thinks we’re boring.
  • Museums and science centres are usually relegated to something you experience as a kid, but then ignore as your grow older (it’s not your fault, TV is crazy good these days). A group of Ryerson Faculty of Communication and Design students and the Ontario Science Centre are trying to change that by making the Science Centre experience a game, even going as far as creating a 3D hologram avatar for kids, and the nerdier adults, who want one. As kids go through more exhibits, their avatar will change and morph with new features. The kids can then follow their avatar online, and read deeper into the subjects they saw at the Science Centre at home. They had us at 3D hologram.
  • Police in Innisfil learned a fundamental truth of the universe yesterday: if you want to catch a monkey, you should use bananas. A spider monkey named Mango fled from its home and was spotted by a passerby early sunday morning. Police arrived on the scene, but believe it or not, none had monkey wrangling experience. Tempting Mango with a banana one officer brought for lunch, they were able to keep the monkey happy long enough for animal control to come and capture it. We can all agree that ish is b-a-n-a-n-a-s.