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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! I hope you enjoyed last week's list! Here's another great library site that I recommend: I Work At A Public Library. After you have worked at a public library, you will know just how much potential that name has. * And here's another list for you: 25 Libraries on Pinterest! Enjoy those, pinners! Thanks to Stephen's
There are probably blackout periods you can’t remember at all from your childhood, and the memories you do have are likely hazy and garbled. Although pretty much everyone experiences this phenomenon known as childhood amnesia, its causes are still somewhat of an enigma. Here are 4 hypotheses that might explain why you can’t remember much from your pre-kindergarten days.1. Your Brain Was UnderdevelopedMany neuroscientists argue that infants can’t lay down long-term memories because their brains
A few days ago, photos of Prince Harry cavorting naked with a blonde hit the web. While the prince has had his share of controversy in the past, including attending a party in a Nazi uniform and getting caught smoking weed, he has a long way to go to catch up to some of his scandalous relatives. 1. George
While some of these students were eventually awarded their diplomas, the content of their speeches was deemed too hot for commencement.1. Kaitlin
Public schools are experimenting with classes segregated by sex. On the one hand, it eliminates some student stress and inhibitions. On the other hand, it seems like "separate but equal" education, which never was equal. * Doctor Who companions Amy and Rory are getting their own spinoff series. Pond Life will only be available on the web, and it begins Monday. * The Science of Weight Loss. These diet tips have been vetted by scholarly journals and the scientific community at one time or another, so pay
While it's not as easy for authors to become famous at a young age as it is for pop singers, it's still not unheard of for barely legal authors to find fame, success, and even fortune. Here are 23 authors who manager to achieve fame—though not always positive—by age 23.1-2. Guptara TwinsDate of Birth: November 22, 1988Best Known For: The Insanity Saga (fantasy
Plenty of board games have debuted special editions, integrated electronics (who wants to roll dice anymore, anyways?), and upgraded to fancy carved pieces. But here are four classic games that had to change their rules just to stay relevant in the culture around them. 1. The Game of
After a few beers at the bar, even the most ridiculous ideas start to seem like The One That Will Make Millions. Sometimes, though, those ideas actually pan out. Here are a few reasons to take your next tipsy brainstorming session a little more seriously. 1. Southwest
Worst. Financial. Decision. Ever. If you wonder why the US Postal Service is struggling, wonder no more. * Did This Post Take Your Computer 10 Minutes to Open? If so, your WiFi signal is weak. Here are 10 tips to kick it up a few notches. * Here’s Why You Don’t Get Anything Done At Work You knew there was a reason. * August 22, 1987: A Dark Day In American Cinema The Garbage Pail Kids Movie came out 25 years ago yesterday, unfortunately. And, as bad as the film was, the cards that
The college football season kicks off next week. Prepare yourself by taking a look at how each team in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25 got its nickname. 1. University of Southern
It's Thursday, it's late, and it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Barenaked Ladies- "If I Had
Most of us are aware that you can trademark a slogan, a logo, and a name, but did you know that it is also possible to trademark a sound? Of course, in order to get approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, said sound must “uniquely identify the commercial origin of the product or service.” It may sound fairly cut and dry, but keep in mind that the folks at Harley-Davidson were denied trademark status on their allegedly unique “Potato-Potato-Potato” sound. Here are some sounds
I often wake in a cold sweat, swiping at my arms and inside my ears frantically trying to scatter the insects crawling on my skin. These are my nightmares, invaded by creepy crawlers of all shapes and sizes. Perhaps it's because my worst nightmares seem to be coming true. Recently in China, a woman found that a spider had made a home of her ear for five days before doctors extracted it. If ear-nesting spiders don't do it for you, perhaps these recently discovered creatures will have you calling out for
A Reality TV Editor Reveals The Most And Least Fake Shows. Which only puts details into what you already knew just from watching them. * A video showing U.S. troops going about their days in Kunar Province, Afghanistan is pretty peppy, considering. Possibly the best lip dub of "Call Me Maybe" yet. * A new study shows doctors have a much higher burnout rate than non-doctors. But a look at how this survey was done makes its meaning even muddier than it sounds. * 20 Incredible Migrating Monarch
Farmer Bites Cobra Mohammed Salmodin was working in his rice paddy in his village in Nepal when a snake bit him. He returned home to get a light so he could determine what kind of snake it was, and found a cobra in his crop. Salmodin had once heard advice from a snake charmer that you should bite a cobra to death if he bites you, so that's what he did: he bit the snake repeatedly until it was dead. Salmodin then went about his work until family members convinced him to seek medical help. He was
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Today is the 78th birthday of Kenny Baker, the actor inside R2-D2 in each of the six Star Wars films. So let's learn a bit more about him.1. He Doesn’t Have A Ton of Affection For His Fellow DroidBaker has, on a number of occasions, described his less than warm feelings for Anthony Daniels, the actor inside his fellow Star Wars droid C-3PO. In an interview with Metro he offered the following:"I thought it was just me he didn't get on with but recently I've found out he doesn't get on with
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Today we're doing something slightly different. 1. Did you ever play the game "two truths and a lie" at a company function or school orientation? For the uninitiated, you say three things about yourself. Two of them are—wait for it—true. The other you made up. Then everyone tries to guess. Let's play that today. a. I once drove over my work laptop in a 1993 Mercury Sable. OK, twice. * b. In
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Google Street View is handy for finding places you're driving to-- but Google has been putting together a series of special "Street View" tours of places that aren't out on the street. Like Kennedy Space Center. By following that link, you can see a bunch of places where Google brought its Street View cameras into NASA spaces-- allowing you to take a virtual tour. Check out the various locations within Kennedy by clicking around on that page. My favorite is the Apollo 14 Command Module-- as you