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CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Who invented the smiley face? Will poppy-seed bagels cause you to fail a drug test? You've got the questions, and Cecil Adams is the man with the answers, as we welcome The Straight Dope to City Pages every Friday.

THESE DAYS

Burglars who hit the Dupont Cheese Factory in Marion, Wisconsin, made off with nearly 350 pounds of meat, a dozen cases of beer, 48 jars of herring, and a 40-pound block of cheese carved into the shape of a wedding bell.

Breast-enhancing padded bras for girls as young as six are being sold in Australian clothing stores.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Wife, mother, musician, and photographer Dida blogs about stained glass window tattoos, peeping areolas, and "Olympic knitting" at Highway 47 Blues.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

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Find out how Jethro Tull, King Missile, and dozens of other bands got their names

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"If you're reading 'Ulysses' or watching 'Saved by the Bell,' you're trying to find meaning. I don't know why you can't do that in the present tense."

-- Wilkin County native, author, and "voice of his generation" Chuck Klosterman


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