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Friday Odds and Ends for July 15

 

A 91-year-old woman filled in a crossword puzzle at a museum. The problem? The “puzzle” was part of an art display at the museum.

 

 

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Thomas Edison was one of the first technology superstars; when Electrical Experimenter magazine ran this photo of his hands in 1919, the caption read in part: “IF THE WORLD WERE CALLED UPON TO MAKE AN INVENTORY OF WHAT MR. EDISON’S HANDS ACTUALLY WROGHT IN ENRICHING THIS PLANET, THERE WOULD NOT BE GOLD ENOUGH TO PAY HIM.”

 

 

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The Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is the most reproduced artwork of all time, and can be seen on stamps all across the world. The Machin portrait is 50 years old this year.

 

 

 

 

 

Two young adults playing the new Pokémon GO game managed to save a house and the life of a beloved dog.

 

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Need a little cuteness after a rough week? Read up on ducklings: science says they’re both cute AND intelligent!

 

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