Monday, December 28, 2009

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky: Wonder Mail S: Treasure Memos, Part 1

One of the wonderful things that sets Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky from its predecessors is the variety of ways one can get missions. Not only can one obtain missions from the bulletin boards at the Guildhouse, one can also get them from patrons at Spinda's Juice Bar or even the occasional message in a bottle. It is from the latter that the subject of this post comes from: Tresasure Memos.

Treasure Memos aren't anything like ordinary missions. You're not told exactly where to go (it doesn't even show up in the dungeon selection menu when taken); all you get are a few vague clues. Once you get to the proper level in the proper dungeon, you are taken to an irregularly-shaped room full of money, traps, and a treasure chest. Bring a Key and a Pokemon that can walk through walls (or a Drought Orb and a Mobile Scarf). The treasure is usually a Wonder Gummi, but other items like Joy Seeds (yay!) or Eyedrop Seeds (boo!) are obtainable.

Without further ado, here are a half-dozen Wonder Mail S codes for Treasure Memos. Now, I can't tell you exactly where they'll take you; you have to figure it out for yourself.

Treasure Memo #1:

P8TTK - 3RT8N74 - N4WPH
935QR - Y0J&J1F - 8@@+C

Treasure Memo #2:

=-%NF - +#=+6MN - +J1Q9
+1R5N - X&MR+JQ - 0M5P@

Treasure Memo #3:

FRQFM - 1603286 - R+NHP
H0J&3 - H#X8X83 - XCF@S

Treasure Memo #4:

P01YH - KMY-%MH - 8F2%J
-9CHT - WR3&C9F - SM7R6

Treasure Memo #5:

P1J58 - Q-QXKT& - NRT#N
-0T9S - 79FNY1P - 29+QM

Treasure Memo #6:

2YY5% - %4#SXH= - H8%1F
7W#%- - SWY6H@Q - 1Y3PX

Friday, December 18, 2009

YouTube of the Week: Hidden Messages in the Soviet National Anthem

Well, not quite. More like laugh-out-loud misheard lyrics - and visuals to go with them.

Thanks to Dr. Buzzo of (quite possibly the most irreverent skeptical site out there!) for creating this masterpiece!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Carnivorous Potatoes?

Well, not exactly.

However, it does seem that the humble spud (and its close relative, the petunia) have sticky hairs on their leaves that trap and kill insects that might otherwise feed on it. When these insects fall to the ground and decompose, they provide food for the plant.

Think about that the next time you're eating French fries.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Belated YouTube of the Week: Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Well, the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa season is upon us, and many of us are decking the halls and trimming the Christmas tree. In the spirit of the season, I bring you this YouTube video, with some advice from the National Christmas Tree Foundation (yes, Virginia, there is such a thing) on how to keep a live Christmas tree fresh, green, and (most importantly) fire-resistant. Basically, if you treat your live Christmas tree as if it were a giant cut flower, you're OK.

Happy Holidays!

City Championships are in full swing!

I'm sorry if I haven't been posting lately. It's just that the Pokemon City Championships have taken up most of my time. The top 4 players in each age group get prizes, and the promo given out to all competitors this year is Gible from Supreme Victors, with the same foil treatment as the League promos.

For m ore information and to find a City Championship near you, visit the Pokemon TCG's official website.