Candyland, for those who don’t know (not a lot I think), is one of the most popular board games in the United States, kind of a cultural icon. Well, Candyland has come to life for a day in San Francisco last week, and not in a small version. To celebrate the 60th birthday of the game, Lombard Street was transformed on Wednesday, August 19th into a life-sized game of Candyland. Only children from UC San Francisco Children’s Hospital and the nonprofit Friends of the Children were competing. And last thing, at the end of the game, there was a delicious cake for all. Quite a sweet event for a sweet game.
Each year in August, a meteor shower could be observed. Its peak is on August 12 at over 1 meteor a minute. A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in the night sky. The summer meteor shower can be seen every night from 17 July to 24 August. This year it is particularly intense.