Movable walls, luminous rocks, mirrors, ramps, and unexpected dead ends. These are just a few of the obstacles players face at Ultrazone Laser Tag, a multi-level arena that, much like a spring-break DJ’s apartment, is always flooded with black light and fog. Before separating more than 66 players into mulitple teams and setting them loose in the arena, a game master delivers rules and moves teammates to the vesting room, where they grab laser guns and flashing vests. As the beat of pulsing music hammers the arena, players stream into the field, launching beams at opponents and attempting to seize their strongholds. When players are hit they aren't eliminated from the action; a computer keeps a running tally of points throughout the mission and awards champion status to the team with the highest count after the game. The facility also includes an arcade and a snack area.
Professional sleep counselors facilitate peaceful slumber at more than 80 Mattress Discounters locations nationwide, where showrooms brim with mattresses from brands such as Sealy Posturepedic, Tempur-Pedic, and Space Age Foam. Unlike pet stores, Mattress Discounters encourages customers to lie on the merchandise, as sleep counselors use the Discover Your Comfort system to ask questions about sleep position and comfort level. With this information in hand, client and counselor select the right mattress for restful slumber, with each sleep surface backed by a 60-night comfort guarantee.
Naturopathic doctor Dr. Ogilvie takes the whole body—including physical, mental, and emotional symptoms—into account when addressing a client's weight issues. During the 60-minute initial consultation, and, if chosen, six subsequent consultations, patients learn to lose weight naturally and keep it off through dietary and lifestyle changes and by coating skin in Vaseline so that new calories can't get a proper grip. As part of the initial consultation, Dr. Ogilvie takes patients' blood pressure, performs a metabolic screening, and uses a biomeridian machine, which measures energy conductivity to assess general health. Dr. Ogilvie also illustrates the benefits of properly combining real foods, assigns take-home quizzes in Nutritional Biochemistry 101, and demonstrates how to make healthy choices in unhealthy environments, like condemned gingerbread houses or overly-buttery corn mazes.
The chefs at Jerusalem Restaurant transport diners' mouths to the Middle East with traditional and authentic dishes. Stuffed grape leaves smuggle rice filling in a film of foliage ($4.95), and a quartet of small pies wraps spinach, onions, cheese, and spices in a crust of fresh, homemade dough ($5.50). The grilled chicken kabob spins merrily upon its skewer ($9.95), and the kabsa gently places lamb stew atop a bed of rice and sings it a soothing lullaby ($10.95).
America's Best Energy Team can help clients see stars—ENERGY STARs, that is. A subsidiary of award-winning contracting company North Virginia Roofing, America's Best probes residences with all manner of diagnostic equipment to determine the building's energy efficiency. With blower equipment, they check to see if doors leading outside maintain an airtight seal and seek out air-leakage sites. Beyond diagnostics, they can also work to seal air-leaks and add insulation by installing new windows, re-caulking, installing weather stripping on doors, replacing old siding, sealing leaky floors and holes in ductwork, and updating outdated heating and cooling systems that still run on hamster power.
As their name would imply, SillyShotz Photobooth Company's attendants don't expect the people climbing into their booths to take themselves too seriously. Every rental package comes with a kit of zany props, including feather boas, shutter shades, and hats. Up to 10 guests can pile into the booth at once, a feat that most photobooths could only pull off at a human Tetris convention. The resulting photo strips include several creative display options, including magnetic frames, personalized scrapbooks, and framed collages.