“I’m floored by the technology of the Switch, and the
versatility of the console is second to none. It really is a
home console that you can take anywhere. I’ve seen situations where
home consoles can be transported, and it’s like a big over-the-shoulder
carry-on bag, but the versatility of this thing is groundbreaking. When
you un-dock the Switch from its home console and go into handheld, the
controller feels the same, it is the same, and it reacts the same. The
screen on the un-docked handheld system is big enough to be its own
world, but small enough to carry anywhere.
I was in this confined living room space where you got
lost in the game ‘cause I’m playing on this 60-inch TV, and then you
un-dock and continue to play the game. They had this
molecular glass, which dropped and revealed I was in the middle of the
desert. I never once knew the change in environment. It’s truly, truly
tremendous. In typical Nintendo fashion, I was playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now I haven’t played Legend of Zelda since
the gold cartridge eight-bit versions, so I just needed to pick up and
start going, and I did. The go-anywhere aspect of the game is
incredible, and I know for fans of the Zelda franchise, they’re
going to flip. I know for fans of Nintendo, they’re going to go crazy.
Everyone is speculating about how good the game actually is—it’s going
to exceed expectations and, for a dude like me, a 40-year-old [in April]
who hasn’t played Zelda since the gold cartridge, I sat down and was hooked. In a matter of 30-minutes, I didn’t want to put it down.”
said John Cena, WWE wrester
“I did what I did. I did a few things like moonsaults off the tops of cages, but usually I relied on wrestling and technique. A lot of people used to think you had to be really chancy, but I was never like that necessarily. If you know how to structure a match, you don’t always need that stuff. Other guys are starting to understand that, and I haven’t seen this much great talent in a long time. Obviously wrestling is doing something right.” — Kurt Angle
“It was a surprise. I had a message on my phone [from WWE] to call the number back. I think they got ahold of Ricky at the time. When they called, it was just like a suckerpunch. It just knocked us off our feet.
It’s an honor for Ricky and me to go into the Hall of Fame.”
— Robert Gibson (The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express)
“I’m humbled and honored, man. Just to be a part of it. I remember Dusty telling me one time, “You know, D, there’s only two things left in our business that’s still real: your first world title, and the hall of fame.” That’s gonna be emotional for me.”
— Diamond Dallas Page
“If you looked at all the boxes you would check to make a main event guy that would go down in history as one of the best, Rude checked all the boxes. He was an all-around package. He looked good, he could play the part, he knew what to do. He could take great bumps, feed the babyface when it was time to feed, and he would never run out of gas.”
— Ricky Steamboat, on 'Ravishing’ Rick Rude
“People think because I do a lot of talking on TV and stuff and that I am an outgoing person, well I am really not, I am kind of a loner. You guys were able to do that for me, and get me back out there, get me on this podcast, and get my name out there. This Hall of Fame thing, I am just honored to be apart of that. I really want to thank the WWE, the WWE Universe, Vince McMahon, Steph, Hunter, all those guys that gave me the opportunity to portray my talents and gave me a break, I just want to thank them all and say I appreciate it.” — Teddy Long
“When you are in WWE, you dream of that moment when you get to reflect on your career and the things that you did and you get that wonderful individual honor. It seemed so far off in the distance for me when I was wrestling. I didn’t know when — or if — I’d ever experience that feeling. I certainly didn’t think I’d have that opportunity this early in my life. It’s amazing and very, very humbling.”
— Beth Phoenix
The biodiversity and area of vegetative cover is fundamental to life here on Earth. Apart from phytoplankton in the Oceans, trees are essentially the lungs of Mother Earth; taking in carbon dioxide and converting it into oxygen (and glucose and water).
As this image speaks quite loudly, I think few words are needed. However, I will leave you with ‘Three Tree Facts’ demonstrating just how vital a role trees play in the regulation of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
1. A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 22.7 kg/year (48 lbs) and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.
2. One acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 41,483km (26,000 miles). That same acre of trees also produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year.
3. A 100-ft tree, 18" diameter at its base, produces 2721.5kg (6000lbs) of oxygen.
So, be conscious of the burden you put on ecosystems; reduce, reuse, and recycle- and remember to save every tree as if it’s the last.