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November 7, 2018 RSS feed / Features

TRIVIA

The last thing to happen is the ultimate. The next-tolast is the penultimate, and the second-to-last is the antepenultim__ a_te_._ ___  The ridges on the sides of coins are called reeding or milling. More...

TRIVIA

Stressed-out rats drink more booze. A study found that rodents exposed to stress had weakened dopamine responses when drinking alcohol and therefore voluntarily drank more to better feel the effects. More...

TRIVIA

The word 'news' did not come about because it was the plural of 'new.' It came from the first letters of the words North, East, West and South. This was because information was being gathered from all different directions. More...

Start Indoor Garden with Kitchen Scraps

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. More...

SAVVY SENIOR

How to Capture Your Elder Loved Ones’ Story

Dear Savvy Senior,  I am interested in making a video of my 82-year-old parents’ life story/legacy and how they want to be remembered. More...

TRIVIA

We call them uppercase and lowercase letters because it’s literally where the movable typesets for capitalized and non-capitalized letters used to be stores on printing presses.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

Kids Korner

A Two-for-one Space First

A NASA spacecraft named Dawn is making space exploration history. It is the first spacecraft to orbit two different solar system targets. More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: Do environmental factors influence fall foliage colors? – Bess Walker,Clinton, CT More...

Check Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now

Following daylight saving time ending recently, the state fire marshal is encouraging residents to adopt the life-saving habit of also changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.  More...