Cool Stuff: Lockable hair clip, mini jokes, celebrity quotes and why dogs turn around before laying down


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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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1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
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