Happy Victoria Day!

To all Canadians, the Thumper Team wishes you a happy Victoria Day! Set off some fireworks, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the day off. If you’d like to learn more about this interesting Canadian holiday – that pre-dates the country itself – click here.

 

Happy Victoria Day

Identify the Historical Event

Historians usually have some pretty impressive paintings and photographs to go along with their findings. This won’t be the case today. Should you accept today’s challenge, you will be given 30 hand-drawn moments in history to identify. Read the prompts below and type the missing terms in the box above. You have eight minutes and the world’s history to go through. Good luck! Click here to identify the historical event.

Identify the Historical Event

 

Park Workout Routine

Looking for a change of scenery? The gym is a great place to get all of your routine done, but when the weather’s nice and the ‘eau-de-B.O.’ in a tight space isn’t cutting it for you, try out the park or the playground for a change. All you need is an open space, a bench, monkey bars and/or a swing for a full-body workout. And hey, you might even get a couple of kiddies to join in the workout as well. Click here for a park workout routine.

 

Park Workout Routine

How Bodies Process Medicine

Have you ever wondered how taking pain medication through a pill form can help decrease pain in a totally different area of your body? How does a painkiller know ‘where’ to kill pain? What steps are taken in your body’s system to process medication? How do doctors and pharmacists know how to determine dosage? To learn more about how bodies process medicine, watch the video below:

 

20 Asparagus Recipes

Spring is in the air! And with it comes bright, crisp and oh-so-tasty seasonal vegetables. Today, we’re paying homage to asparagus. If you’re not too picky about the ‘side effect’, asparagus is an amazing veggie packed with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, K¹, and Z … Ok, there is no vitamin Z, but you get the point. So if you’re fancying: sautéed asparagus with chorizo, fried eggs and smoked paprika aioli; or a cheese, asparagus, and prosciutto pasta salad; or a simple grilled asparagus dish, you’ve come to the right place. Click here for 20 asparagus recipes. Bon appétit!

 

20 Asparagus Recipes

Happy Mother’s Day

On behalf of the Thumper team (and everyone in the world really), thank you mom. Thank you for for putting up with dirty diapers, terrible toddlers, cranky teenagers, and know-it-all ‘grownups’. Thank you for playing the role of master chef, emergency room doctor, and CEO of ‘human capital development’. Thank you for kissing away tears, believing in us, and guiding the way when the road ahead seemed dark and perilous. Thank you for everything you do, and please know that we all love you and appreciate you for it. Happy Mother’s Day!

 

8 DIY Mother’s Day Bouquets

Out of all the gifts you can give mom this Mother’s Day, you can never go wrong with a bouquet of flowers. Bouquets are the essence of Spring, with vibrant colours, fragrant aromas and beautiful designs. You could always order pre-made arrangements from a florist, but if you have a bit of a green thumb and are up for a challenge, try out these 8 DIY Mother’s Day Bouquets. Click here for your source of inspiration. Good luck!

 

8 DIY Mother's Day Bouquets

20 DIY Mother’s Day Cards

If you’re looking to do a little something extra for mom this Mother’s Day, why not try making  your mom her very own custom card? It requires a bit more effort, but then again she’s always put in the effort for you. If you’re looking for detailed instructions, or are just browsing for inspiration, click here to see all 20 DIY Mother’s Day Cards. Good luck!

 

20 DIY Mother's Day Cards

Pick the Mediterranean Cuisine

Ladies and gentlemen, this game will get your palates up and running! You will be ‘served’ 28 famous dishes, and you will have five minutes to distinguish what country they’re from; it’s either France, Italy, Spain or Greece for this round! So what are you waiting for? Click here to play pick the Mediterranean cuisine.

 

Pick the Mediterranean Cuisine

Why Are You Always Tired?

Have you ever woken up in the morning only to feel tired for the rest of the day, even when you know you’ve had enough hours of sleep? As it turns out, there are several factors that affect our ‘tiredness’ levels throughout the day, including the amount of exercise we do during the week, our alcohol consumption the night before, our daily diets, and more. To learn more about why you’re always tired, watch the video below.