Friday Odds and Ends, August 12

 

 
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Have you ever thought about the difficulties of sending mail from a POW camp? Now imagine it during the Civil War.

 

 

Have archaeologists just uncovered the world’s oldest gold artifact?

 

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An 8-year-old boy in Newport News, Carmine McDaniel, was concerned that his faithful postman would be uncomfortable during a local heat wave, and left a cooler of drinks for him. But the story doesn’t stop there.

 

 

Being a librarian may not seem like a tough job, but lifting books, arranging journals, and helping patrons can be a real strain! These librarians decided to show off their skills in the first Library Olympics.

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