The king of YouTube informational videos CPGrey is back with an explanation of Groundhog Day. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on Feb. 2? Will we have six more weeks of winter, or will spring come early this year? We shall see.
I do know one thing — if your alarm clock awakes you with "I Got You, Babe" on Thursday, go back to sleep.
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Answer: This was a two-week creative challenge with multiple answers. For example: "The Nanny / Lost / All My Children."
NPR Sunday Puzzle for Jan. 29: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!
Write the digits from 1 to 9 in a line. If you put a plus sign after the 2, a times sign after the 4, and plus signs after the 6 and 8, the line shows 12 + 34 x 56 + 78 + 9, which equals 2003. That's nine years off from our current year 2012. This example uses four arithmetic symbols. The object is to use just three of the following arithmetic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, in a line from 1 to 9 to get 2012 exactly. The operations should be performed in order from left to right. There are no tricks to this puzzle. Can you do it?
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Before you watch the 2012 Academy Awards (airing Sunday, Feb. 26), here's Kim Richards from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" with an insightful guide to this year's Oscar nominated films.
Did anyone actually see "War Horse?"
Note: This won't be funny for those of you who don't watch TRHOBH. All two of you.
(via The Soup)
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Pleated Jeans reminds us of the proper techniques for eating food. In case anyone needs a refresher. I need a snack.
(via Laughing Squid)
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Remember when Ice Cube had a good day? And he didn't even have to use his A.K.
But exactly when, on what date, was this amazing time in the gangsta rapper's life?
- "Yo MTV Raps" was on air
- It was a clear and smogless day
- Beepers were commercially sold
- The Lakers beat the SuperSonics
- Ice Cube had no events to attend
And there you have it. Mystery solved.
(via Murk Avenue)
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Back in 1887, on January 28 to be exact, the folks of Fort Keogh, Montana entered the Guinness World Record book when the world's largest snowflake fell on their town. How they were able to measure the 15 inch (38 cm) wide snowflake is a mystery, but Google is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the event with today's doodle.
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This week, Will Shortz celebrated the 25th anniversary of Weekend Edition Sunday and (my favorite segment) the Sunday Puzzle. The NPR weekend program, billed as "the radio version of the Sunday paper," first premiered on Jan. 18, 1987. Shortz, the editor of The New York Times crossword puzzle, has made an estimated 1,300 program appearances as NPR's resident puzzle master.
> Test your solving skills on today's NPR Sunday Puzzle, a two-week creative challenge
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Hello... Is this the Lionel Richie supercut you're looking for? I can see it in your eyes. I can see it in your smile.
(via The Curious Brain)
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Answer: Game = BOWLING; terms = PIN, FRAME, SPARE, BUMPER, LANE, ALLEY
NPR Sunday Puzzle for Jan. 15: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!
This is a special two-week creative challenge. Combine the titles of some TV shows, past or present, into an amusing sentence or statement.
For example: "TODAY / SISTERS / NAME THAT TUNE / FATHER KNOWS BEST," "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES / BEWITCHED / MY THREE SONS / ONE DAY AT A TIME," "I'VE GOT A SECRET / MURDER, SHE WROTE / THE F.B.I."
Entries will be judged on their sense, naturalness of syntax, humor, originality, familiarity of the TV shows named, and overall effect. No more than three sentences per entry, please.
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I "like" this. Available from SpinningHat in February 2012.
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The finalists have been announced in the annual Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. In my opinion, the following entry should've been among them. Alas, somewhere in the distance, unicorns are crying...
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Answer: FIELD GOALS → LADIES GOLF
NPR Sunday Puzzle for Jan. 8: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!
Name four parts of a car that are also terms used in a particular game. One of the parts is spelled in three letters, two of them in five letters each, and one has six letters. Two places a car might go are also terms used in the game. What game is it, and what are the terms?
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Answer: DAREDEVIL (- R) → LIVE, DEAD
NPR Sunday Puzzle for Jan. 1: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!
Name certain scores in a certain sport. This is a two-word phrase with a total of 10 letters (5 letters in each word). If you have the right phrase, you can rearrange all the letters to name a different sport, also in two words (6 letters in the first word, 4 in the second). What are the scores, and what is the sport?
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