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August 23, 2019

Why is a carpenter's pencil flat?

Not only does it not roll on an incline, but it also serves as a measuring tool, a scribe, and a precision marking tool.

August 23, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

BehindTheMedspeak: 7 Up contained lithium from its inception in 1929 until 1948

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Who knew?

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From Wikipedia:

The product, originally named "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda", was launched two weeks before the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

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It contained lithium citrate, a mood-stabilizing drug, until 1948.

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It was one of a number of patent medicine products popular in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

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Its name was later shortened to "7 Up Lithiated Lemon Soda" before being further shortened to just "7 Up" by 1936.

August 23, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

My favorite frog

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Pictured above, it's a Nicholls' toadlet, which reaches 0.98 inches in length, according to Wikipedia.

Its distribution 

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is pictured in black above.

August 23, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mr. Roboto — Styx (1983)

Just saw this video for the first time ever last Friday when I linked to it in a post about emoji.

fo shizzle, it deserves to be featured on its own.

August 23, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Talenti Gelato Layers

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Anyone tried these yet?

They're new: I noticed them a couple months ago and haven't gotten past staring intently at them each time I'm in front of the freezer's ice cream section.

"Seven fully-loaded new flavors, five hand-crafted layers in each."

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Real soon now.

August 23, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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