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  A new page in the book of life:  Wednesday, 1 July, 2015

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

Words to keep
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." —Winston Churchill

Pop culture eternal
In the Golden Age of movies, directors had simple ways of faking an outdoor scene in a studio. They sometimes used a camera technique known as a "glass shot". Part of the scene, usually the sky or the upper part of a building, would be painted on a small sheet of glass. The rest of the glass would be left transparent. When the camera shot through this glass, the painting would blend with the studio scenery. The effect is surprisingly convincing, and yet pleasantly dreamlike.

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  What do the names Emmy, Tony, Oscar, and Grammy have in common?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  What kind of physical activity may cause a painful wrist injury called "carpal tunnel syndrome"?
A:  Look out! It's what you're doing right now: using a computer. People who constantly use a computer keyboard and mouse often suffer this kind of "repetitive stress injury".
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
[Note: The exercises may not work in all browsers.]
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