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Does George Washington – Owes Library Fines, about $100,000 in Late Fees?

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According to the website Lowering the Bar  President George Washington has been accused by a New York Library for failing to return valuable library materials checked out during his presidency. It seems the former President  took out two books on in October of 1789, one  on international law and another that contained transcripts of debates in Britain’s House of Commons.  The books were due back November 2, 1789.  If it’s found to be true, that neither book was ever returned this would mean that , setting aside the value of the items themselves, and adjusting for inflation, Washington currently owes about $100,000 in late fees.

Source: boingboing

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Waking from a 24 Hour Coma has Croatian Girl Speaking Fluent German Not Croatian

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A 13 year old Croatian girl who was in a coma for 24 hours awoke and was able to communicate in fluent German, but  not in Croatian . Her parents said she has been studying German but cannot understand how she can speak it as fluently as she does. Doctors are baffled.

Source: boingboing -NYDaily News
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Chicken Nugget Experiment Fails for Food Revolutions Jamie Oliver

jamieoliverSee What Jamie Oliver Put Into a Chicken Nugget Meal – and why these kids still would eat it.

WOULD YOU?

Jamie Oliver shows kids what’s in a chicken nugget

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Devotion Vodka, the world’s first protein-infused vodka, launches in New Jersey

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devotionNew Jersey – March 22, 2010 – The combination of bar hopping and gym-going can often be a double-edged sword. While everyone enjoys a great night out, the next day results in a sluggish, slow day that seems to negate the effects of frequent gym visits. Enter Andrew Adelman and Devotion Vodka. A fitness and nightlife enthusiast himself, Adelman felt the spirits market was lacking a product that could coincide with customers’ goals. So Devotion Vodka was born, the first premium vodka infused with Casein. Casein is a protein that prevents the breakdown of muscle and actually helps build it. The patented proprietary solution found only in Devotion Vodka is quickly transforming the cocktail in San Francisco (where it launched in November), while also defining a new generation of vodka aficionados who devote themselves fully to everything they do in life. Continue reading Devotion Vodka, the world’s first protein-infused vodka, launches in New Jersey

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Starry Starry Night- Interesting Website Provides a Look at the World at Night

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On the night of Geminid meteor shower in mid-December, at well-known site in the border of Arizona and Utah in USA. A TWAN photographer Wally Pacholka/Astropics.com took this photograph  after a snow storm in the Monument Valley.

This photo and others like it examine the world at night and can be found on an interesting site:

 TWAN (The World at Night)

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Cruise Ship -Not The Love Boat This Trip Out!

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Power Outage Causes Chaos On Cruise Ship

 A cruise ship that lost its power on Friday has finally made its way back to Miami after a power failure left cruisers stranded without running water and air-conditioning  in the Caribbean.

 It has been reported that some passengers became chaotic, pushing, fighting, shoving and screaming at each other when the tempetures in their cabins climbed to over 100 degrees and hundreds of people took to the deck to sleep for 2 nights

What would you have done if you were on the ship?

Cruisers become Chaotic source AOL TRAVEL

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Pass Me the Salt & Pepper!- Wind-up Salt & Pepper Bots Walk to You.

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Back in the day- “Pass me the salt and pepper” was a familiar phrase. In the 21century there now comes a cute and quirky way to get the S&P to the folks sitting around the dining table. Wind-up Salt & Pepper bots that walk over to the next person looking for the condiments.

Salt and Pepper Bots via Boing boing

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Are those Cute Little Piggies- Big Problems?

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tea-cup-pigsA craze that started in England “Tea Cup Pigs” is begining to find its critics. Read what a recent article has  has to say about owning one of these pint size porkers. “Do good things really come in small packages”? You decide!

Source: Paw Nation

More Stories   –Original Piggie Story   also  Tea Cup Pigs Video

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