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  A new page in the book of life:  Sunday, 23 November, 2014

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Toady's tidbits for today /
Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.

Words to keep
"I don't care to belong to any social organization which would accept me as a member." —Groucho Marx

Pop culture eternal
For many years, the Disney characters Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse led a "double life": they appeared in animated cartoons produced by the staff of the Disney studios, and they also appeared in monthly comic-book stories drawn and written by the cartoonists Carl Barks and Floyd Gottfredson, respectively. Both artists sent their characters on fantastic adventures to the four corners of the earth and sometimes even to past times. To many children of the Baby Boom Generation, those comics were (and are) more fun than the products of the Disney studios. Today they're highly valued collector's items as well.

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  How much do TV commercials influence our buying decisions?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  After human beings, what creatures have the largest brains in proportion to their bodies?
A:  Dolphins. There is evidence that dolphins are indeed very intelligent creatures. However, we may never really understand them, since their world is so different from ours.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
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