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Video Round Up for 2010

Okay, so it was a bit tougher to search through an entire year’s worth of videos about Central Florida… but we managed to find what we think are the Top 5 videos of 2010.  (And, hey, if you disagree, feel free to post a link to your favorites in the comments section!)

So, what was our criteria? Well, we used YouTube’s viewer count as our main guide as well our own judgement as to the quality and interest of the clips.  So, without further adieu, here are our Top 5:

Really Weird Cloud Formations

(Note: This is not in Central Florida, but it occurred when UCF was playing K-State and they had the now infamous hour and a half lightning delay, so we still counted it.)  And, after seeing the clouds, all we could think of was why were those people still in the stands?  Didn’t they see the Wizard of Oz?!

Black and Gold!

We love that UCF has become a powerhouse in sports, being ranked in the top 25 in both football and basketball (WOOT!) and so this song clip by Wiz Khalifa seems entirely appropriate for the yearly Top 5. (From Central Florida’s very own Scott Kinmartin TV)


As a salute to the agricultural side of Florida, which is hugely important to our local economy, check out this video of a foal being born…too adorable! (And if you’ve never driven through Horse Country, think Ocala which is called the Horse Capitol of the World, then you need to take a Sunday afternoon drive up 441!)

Missing Girl Found

We just love happy endings…yes!

Central Florida Fair!

This film is pure art…just lovely, really.  (By Ben Van Hook)

And, two honorable mentions for the Central Florida Zoo…one good and one NOT so good (but really funny):

Good video – ZOOM

NOT so good video: Inappropriate Commercial. (This just missed our year cut off date, actually, but is it even real? Anyone know?  Somehow we’re thinking it’s not, but it does tickle our funny bones!)

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CANstruction is just so cool!

The Top 5 posted earlier about the exciting CANstruction going on at the Central Florida Zoo. Well, the leap was made to the Fashion Square Mall where “canstructionists” were hard at work creating masterpieces of art! (Well, canned art that is.)

Be sure to vote on your favorite Canstructure and be entered to win a gift pack from the Central Florida Zoo!

All food will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank and brings awareness to the problem of hunger right here in Central Florida. Below are pictures featuring designs by Burke Hogue Mills, Inc.RLF and A&CHunton Brady Architects and M.J. Harris, Inc., as well as the Canstruction Committee.

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Can we do it? (Yes, we can!)

For the past 16 years, a unique fundraiser has built structures from canned food… yes, I said canned food. The CANSTRUCTION® – Orlando competition is back for a 17th year, and this time the theme is “Zoo CAN Do It!” in honor of a new partnership with the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.

2009 Canstruction

To kickoff the competition this year, they’re “CANstructing” the Zoo logo in the Wayne Densch Discovery Center with your help! Every dollar donated in the month of July will buy 1 can for the structure.

Proposed 2010 Canstruction

They need 1,000 cans to complete the structure, so visit the Canstruction website to see what you can do to help. And, when you visit the Zoo check out the logo to see how far your dollars will go to feed the hungry – and I don’t mean the animals!

At the close of the exhibit, all of the food products used in the logo will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank for distribution to pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior programs and low-income daycares.  And in case you didn’t realize, every week there are 55,000 hungry people right here in Central Florida! For more information about how the second Harvest Food Bank is helping, see this recent blog post.

Trademarked by the Society of Design Administration, and working in tandem with the American Institute of Architects and other members of the design and construction industry, CANSTRUCTION® is making a significant contribution to the fight against hunger. CANSTRUCTION® combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed hungry people.

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