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Scooby-Doo Google logo, where are you? The Scooby-Doo gang is hot on the trail of the inconspicuous Google logo. Shown in five panels, can you solve this Halloween Google Doodle mystery before those meddling kids?
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In case you missed it during the week (and until it gets pulled down from the internet)...
Presenting the original 1966 version of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
(Bonus: This way, you can fast forward through the Sopwith Camel scenes. I will never understand.)
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NPR Sunday Puzzle for October 31: Name a creature in six letters. Move the first three letters to the end and read the result backward to name another creature. Clue: If you break either six-letter word in half, each pair of three letters will themselves spell a word.Submit your answer to NPR for a chance to be on next week's broadcast and be sure to visit Jenny's Noodle next Sunday to see the correct answer!
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This video was created in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System's release in the United States: October 18, 1985. The 749 games included in this video are in alphabetical order and represent a small piece of every UNIQUE title produced for the NES in North America, including the unlicensed titles. Each game was allotted 1.1 seconds, and all clips were captured from genuine NES hardware.
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Please consult the following before you agree to any trades this Halloween.
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On Monday, Kimberly-Clark, one of the world's biggest makers of household paper products, will begin testing Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper at Walmart and Sam's Club stores throughout the Northeast. If sales take off, it may introduce the line nationally and globally — and even consider adapting the technology into its paper towel brands. (USA Today)Do you realize what this means?! No more trying to peel the last insufficiently absorbent square off of the tube because you're too lazy to replace the roll! Why was this not invented sooner?! Think I'll renew my Sam's membership this weekend.
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1. Cut a fresh, well-ripened pumpkin in half. Remove the membrane and seeds. Remove most of the pulp from the seeds (leaving some pulp on is okay because it adds to the flavor; for the same reason, do not rinse the seeds).
2. Heat oven to 300°F. Spread 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a shallow pan. Sprinkle seeds over oil in single layer. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt over seeds.
3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned; cool.
(Thanks Betty Crocker!)
|ShareThis | Posted October 26, 2010 at 8:10 PM|
"The objective of World Pasta Day is to draw the attention of the media and consumers to pasta. Communication should underline the fact that pasta is a global food, consumed in all five continents, having unquestionable merits, appropriate for a dynamic and healthy life style capable of meeting both primary food requirements and those of high-level gastronomy."My celebration will consist of generous portion of bow tie pasta tossed with a drizzle of olive oil and an excessive amount of parmesan cheese. How will you honor this most wonderful occasion?
|ShareThis | Posted October 25, 2010 at 9:37 PM|
NPR Sunday Puzzle for October 24: Name the capital of a country. Rearrange the letters to spell a word that sounds the same as the name of another country. To approach the puzzle backward, name a country that has a homophone that is an anagram of a different country's capital. What country and what capital city are they?Hint: Here's a list of countries and their capitals to help you brainstorm.
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Created by acclaimed food artist, Prudence Staite, [the billboard] uses 10 types of locally sourced cheese. Weighing in at [242.5lbs] the giant cheese sculpture took Prudence and her team eight days to craft, spending over 100 hours in a chilled studio to preserve the artwork. (source)Shropshire Blue, Cheshire, Lancashire, Cheddar (mild, medium and mature), Chili Cheddar, Double Gloucester, Red Leicester and Wensleydale were all used in the making of this dairy installation. And hopefully the weather in London stays cool, or the whole project might really start to stink!
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[The home] contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, a ballroom, guestrooms and a range of lounges and a 50 seater cinema. There is even an elevated garden with ceiling space to accommodate small trees. The roof has three helicopter pads and there is also underground parking for 160 cars. (source)Obviously it pays to be the fourth richest man in the world.
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NPR Sunday Puzzle for October 17: Rearrange the 14 letters of "OPENING CREDITS" to name two symbols you can type on a typewriter or computer. What symbols are these?Submit your answer to NPR for a chance to be on next week's broadcast and be sure to visit Jenny's Noodle next Sunday to see the correct answer!
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pas·taOctober 17 is National Pasta Day!
Part of Speech: n
Definition: any of various flour-and-egg food preparations of Italian origin, made of thin, unleavened dough and produced in a variety of forms, usually served with a sauce and sometimes stuffed
Etymology: 1874, from Italian pasta, from late Latin pasta "dough, pastry cake, paste," from Greek pasta "barley porridge," probably originally "a salted mess of food," from neut. pl. of pastos (adj.) "sprinkled, salted," from passein "to sprinkle" (source)
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Due to its high quality ingredients, McDonald’s wanted “The M” to be seen as a special option and its communication to target those who had some knowledge about cooking. That’s the reason why we came up with the idea of cookbooks forming the shape of a sandwich and the concept line “The M, a sandwich for experts.” (source)Out of curiosity, I did an internet search for the books. I didn't find them.
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Pasta Must Be Cooked in Massive Amounts of Boiling WaterGot that?! Read all 6 food myths here.
Well, this one is actually true, but only if you are dealing with really fresh (as in you rolled it yourself) pasta. With dried pasta, as long as the pasta is completely covered in water, it'll cook just fine. People cite the fact that a large pot of water will lose less heat than a small pot of water when you add pasta to it, but this is in fact not true. There is a difference between heat (energy) and temperature (a value based on how much energy a given amount of a given substance holds).
So, it's indeed true that a large pot of water will show a smaller decrease in temperature than a small pot of water, but the amount of energy needed to bring that water back up to a boil when you add the pasta to it is exactly the same, no matter how much water you have. In fact, because a small pot loses less energy to the outside environment because of its smaller surface area, it will actually return to a boil faster than a large pot of water will.
Moreover, you don't even need to keep the water all that hot. Cover your pasta with boiling water, bring it back to a boil, put a lid on it, and remove it from the heat. It'll cook just as fast and evenly as a pot that's kept at a rolling boil for the entire duration of cooking, plus it'll shave a few pennies off your gas bill!
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Glazed tiles printed with images of books create the illusion of bookshelves tilted sideways, running along the ceiling, down the rear wall and onto the floor. Another wall is covered in herringbone-patterned oak flooring. And the spherical glass lights jut out horizontally from behind the bar, rather than hanging from the ceiling.What happens at this cafe after someone drinks one too many Baileys Irish coffees?
|ShareThis | Posted October 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM|
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It's not just fires you have to deal with if you're a member of the Hook & Ladder fire crew on Varick St, New York. Life's never quite been the same ever since Ivan Reitman decided that their firehouse would make a perfect HQ for Venkman & Co.
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NPR Sunday Puzzle for October 10: What are the two longest rhyming words that have no letters in common? For example, "pie" and "guy" rhyme and do not share any letters. The answer words cannot start with an unaccented syllable, such as "today." The source for acceptable words is Merriam-Webster's 11th Collegiate Dictionary.Submit your answer to NPR for a chance to be on next week's broadcast and be sure to visit Jenny's Noodle next Sunday to see the correct answer!
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|Oct. 8, 2010 Google doodle honoring John Lennon's 70th birthday.|
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|The desk of Albert Einstein.|
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|The new Gap logo.|
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no•odleSpaghetti, fettuccine, or linguine; Asian or Italian; dried or fresh; in soup or with a sauce; hot or cold -- whether you call it pasta or noodles, I could enjoy them for every meal. Lucky for me, October 6 is National Noodle Day!
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a ribbon-like strip of pasta: noodles are often served in soup or with a sauce / slang: the head
Etymology: circa 1779, from German Nudel, unknown origin
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