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At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country.

7 Famous People Who Were Unemployed Before They Got Their Break

David K. Israel

If you've ever been unemployed, then you know how scary it can be as those checks start to dry up.

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell Funny?

Matt Soniak

Even Benjamin Franklin noted that eating asparagus "shall give our urine a disagreeable odor."

Hacks, Helmets and Hoops

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Fifteen major metropolitan areas of the United States are home to teams in the "Big Three" of professional sports: baseball (MLB), football (NFL), and basketball (NBA). How many of these 15 locations can you come up with in only three minutes? NOTE: USE CITY NAMES to refer to the metro areas, not state names. Good luck!

Dietribes: Pancakes

Allison Keene

"¢Â People have always like a little help in the kitchen - the first pancake ready mix (Aunt Jemima) was sold in 1889. Now you can get your pancake mix from an aerosol spray can.

Brain Game: Ba, Ba, Ba.

Here's hoping that you'll enjoy today's Brain Game. Simply fill in the blanks with letters, adding "BA" where shown, to solve each of the six clues. Good luck! 1.

Morning Cup of Links: Beat Traffic With Math

Colin Patrick

We all know George Costanza as the comedic foil to Jerry Seinfeld. Now, get to know George Costanza as the sympathetic everyman. * Full of road rage? How is your arithmetic?

5 Questions: O Rly?

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The Late Movies: Gene Wilder

Erica Palan

No matter what time it is and what else I have to do, if I happen to catch a glimpse of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on television, I have to watch the whole thing.

Timecrowave - Meals from the Future

Chris Higgins

Tired of your microwave taking two, three, even four minutes to cook a meal? Sick of conventional "heating" technology that makes your meals in a boringly linear, A-to-Z manner?

Behind the Lyrics: The Inspirations for 6 Famous Songs

Mark Arminio

You know the songs, but do you know what they're really about? Here are the stories behind some popular tunes. 1. "Hey Man, Nice

Rugby Stories Contest Winners

Mangesh & Jason

Last week we asked for your best rugby stories, and you came through with some great ones.

Out, Damned Spot!

Meghan Holohan

"Out, damned spot! Out, I say!" laments Lady Macbeth as she attempts to scour an invisible bloodstain in one of Shakespeare's most memorable scenes.

A Beginner's Rugby Quiz

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As we wrap up our series of rugby stories (sponsored by Invictus—now available on DVD and Blu-ray), here's a quiz on the basics.

Putting a Good Face on it: The Evolution of Mr. Potato Head

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by Megan