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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 9:41 am
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Try this 'lockable' ponytail comb
Teens with long hair — curly or straight — can pile it up in this new comb-clip combo.
PoniLox has a "unique pivoting comb design" that can "create casual or formal updos in seconds while securely holding hair in place."
Made of plastic, and available in a number of tones, it should work on thin or thick hair.
You twist your hair, push the comb in, and snap the barrette-style locking device to hold it in place.
To see PoniLox in action, or to buy a set of clips ($10 for 4 + bonus clip + shipping & handling), go to ponilox.com.

Mini ha-has
Q: When is the best time to buy a thermometer?
A: In the winter, because then it is lower.

Q: What is yellow and wears a mask?
A: The Lone Lemon.

Source: "The Biggest Riddle Book in the World"

Notable quotables

"If you know a country girl in cowboy boots who says 'y'all' and can lasso a bull, you can hook me up. I'm down!" --English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, on his dream girl, in People magazine.

"A girl will definitely win this year." --Nicki Minaj, on her predictions for the upcoming season of "American Idol," to People magazine.

"I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I'm more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand." --Beyoncé, on her public influence, to GQ magazine.

Why do dogs turn around before lying down?
Around, and around, and around again! Dogs will often circle the bed or carpet two or three times before curling up and going to sleep.
Are they checking for bed bugs or snakes? Not necessarily.
Many times dogs are just flattening out their beds to get comfortable. Actually, this behavior is a genetic trait left over from when the dog's ancestors used to dig their own shelters. After digging, the dogs would feel comfortable in their "dens" and plop down for some much needed shut-eye.
Source: "TIME for Kids: Big Book of Why."



















 




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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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