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We remember "Monster Mash" singer Bobby "Boris" Pickett at Corpus Obscurum.

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THESE DAYS

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, U.S. allies offered $854 million in cash and oil (that was to be sold for cash), but most of the aid went uncollected, including the $400 million in oil.

A patch, developed by a Japanese medical company, purports to measure the stress level of dogs and cats by detecting excessive sweat secretion on the bottoms of their paws.

Investigations into government corruption in Iraq are being stopped in their tracks due to an antiquated law that has been reinstated by the prime minister.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Jocelyn Baker blogs about orchids, jade plants, seeds, soil, and composting, helping the brown thumbs among us at the Garden Corner.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Hoops Hype has compiled the salaries of the top 30 players in the NBA

A view of Earth from Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"We feel like emotional wounds and scars are as hard to carry as physical wounds."

— Vietnam veteran Bill Thomas, who, along with his wife Georgia, presented one of his three Purple Hearts to President George W. Bush in a recent Oval Office meeting to commend the president's withstanding of verbal attacks he's suffered during his time in office

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