Sunday, September 22, 2013

Win a Copy of The Croods and A Belt plush

The The Croods, a family-friendly adventure is coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 1st. In the beginning, Grug is suspicious of Guy’s weird ideas and doesn't want the family to listen to his advice. Eventually, Grug starts coming up with a ton of great inventions himself. Take a look below at five of the croodaceous inventions and when and where they really became a part of our lives. 
  1. The Snapshot: During their journey, Grug has the fantastic idea of leaving your mark behind with a snapshot. The first photograph was taken in the early 1820s. A French man named Joseph Nicephore Niépce used a camera obscura to create an image of an engraving. The process was very complicated and took eight hours of exposure to light to create!
  2. Shoes: After putting on her first pair of boots, Eep enthusiastically exclaimed, “I love them!” Who can blame her? Imagine a life having to walk around without shoes on a daily basis. Though Guy comes up with the idea in The Croods, the original shoe dates back to approximately 7,000 or 8,000 BC. Originally, most shoes were in the style of a sandal and could be created from whatever material was available to the people (such as cow hide).
  3. Sunglasses: Grug’s original shades were certainly stylish and would definitely protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, but they were a little impractical because you could not see through them. In the prehistoric era, Inuit people created ivory goggles to protect their eyes from the sun with narrow slits for viewing. A man named James Ayscough developed the original tinted lenses for glasses in the mid-eighteenth century. These lenses typically had a blue or green tint.
  4. The See-Saw: During Grug’s frenzy of inventions to try and impress his family, he created the see-saw, a fun game for children that is now often seen in parks and playgrounds. Although it is not entirely known when the first see-saw was created and used, it is believed that the word originated in the 1600s and has been a staple of children’s playgrounds ever since.
  5. The Umbrella: Guy helps protect Eep from the downpour with his own version of an umbrella, created with leaves and sticks in The Croods. Umbrellas or parasols can be seen in ancient sculptures and drawings. However, not everyone was able to have their own umbrella during these times. For instance, in sculptures from Ninevah, the only person ever shown with a parasol is the monarch.
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Giveaway: 
If you are in US or Canada and would like to win a copy of The Croods blu-ray and a small Belt plush before October 20th then enter it through the rafflecopter below. Please follow all my social media networks, leave comments and respond within 48 hours from the time of contact with a US or Canadian postal address to be eligible to win. 
Update: The winner is Lori

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58 comments:

  1. OntariO! My son loves this movie!

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  2. I'm in Canada. I love the sunglasses!

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  3. I live in Toronto and I love the SHOES!

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  4. I live in Toronto and love the SHOES!

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  5. I live in Ontario. I like the invention of the shoes.

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  6. We live in Canada, best invention to date... Insulin :)

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  7. I live in Ontario, Canada and I like the shoes, the other one I can live without but shoes are really helpful :)

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  8. I live in Ontario Can

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  9. I live in Canada and I like sunglasses for safe driving!

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  10. I live in the US. A lot of those inventions are important, but I love sunglasses so I am going with those ;) Thanks for the chance!

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  11. I'm in Canada and I like the Umbrella and could use it today here in Victoria lol

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  12. I'm in Canada and the best invention was shoes. Who'd want to walk all over the crap that's on roads?

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  13. I am in Canada and shoes for the invention

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  14. I live in Canada and shoes is the best invention!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  15. Newfoundland and shoes

    Florence Cochrane

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  16. CANADA OTTAWA ONTARIO SHOES

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  17. I live in the US and the shoes are great.

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  18. I live in the US and the shoes are great.

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  19. I live in BC, Canada and I love The Snapshot!

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  20. I live in Toronto and glasses for the best invention.

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  21. I say definately shoes! My feet cant handle barefootin any more.
    Dawn Monroe

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  22. Sorry...Im from US.
    Dawn Monroe

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  23. I'm in BC, Canada. I love the snapshot, although I'm not so sure I'd like a snapshot done the way they did it, ouch!

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  24. I live in Canda,and SHOES,of course,are important! :)
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  25. I live in Alberta, Canada and would say the invention of the snapshot is the best invention. I love having pictures of special moments!

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  26. I live in the US and would that shoe's are very important.

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  27. i'm in bc, canada and shoes are great

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  28. I'm in Canada and I like the Umbrella, seems to be the most practical of the inventions lol

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  29. I live in Canada
    Shoes are important
    thanks

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  30. I live in Ontario and it would definitely be shoes. As much as I love walking around barefoot at home (in the house), I definitely wouldn't be able to do it outside.

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  31. I live in Newfoundland, I love the shoes!

    Tammy Dalley

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  32. I live in BC. I find the SnapShot hilarious!
    angela mitchell

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  33. I am the US and shoes are important to me :)

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  34. I'm in Canada I think the umbrella is the most important to me since I live in Vancouver and it rains a lot here!

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  35. I live in canada and I gotta go with shoes

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  36. I'm in Ontario and I am going with the Umbrella!

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  37. I live in Canada. I think the shoes are the most important to me.

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  38. I am in Canada and Sunglasses are very important to me.

    SueSueper

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  39. I live in Canada and shoes are very important yo me

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  40. I am in Ontario and my favorite is the snapshot!

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  41. I live in Ontario Canada, and both shoes and sunglasses are important to me

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  42. I'm in Canada and I like the shoes

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  43. The umbrella for sure I live in Canada

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  44. I live in canada and I love on the west coast so the Umbrella is a great invention and one we really need

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  45. I live in Ontario Canada, and the camera is the most important invention, because we can preserve family memories

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  46. I'm in Canada and the shoe invention is the most important to me.

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  47. Im in Canada and shoes are important to me!

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  48. I live in Canad, and I like the sunglasses!

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  49. I live in Canada and I will go with the Sunglasses. I could not live without and find that the more time spent on a computer, the more sensitive my eyes are.

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  50. Canada is where I live & for the invention I'd have to say the snapshot.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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