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  A new page in the book of life:  Wednesday, 28 September, 2016

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Toady's tidbits for today /
Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.

Words to keep
"My poetry is like a stove in the summer or a fan in the winter. It runs against the popular tastes and has no practical use." —Matsuo Basho (quoted in Tsunoda et al., Sources of Japanese Tradition)

Pop culture eternal
The Beatles got their start at a club called The Cavern, where they made almost 300 appearances between 1961 and 1963. The Cavern is located in a group of cellars at 10 Matthew Street in the Beatles' hometown of Liverpool. These cellars, which had served as an air raid shelter during World War II, were chosen as the location of the club because they reminded the owner of an underground club in Paris.

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  What story by H. G. Wells was made into a movie with Guy Pierce and Samantha Mumba, and released in the spring of 2002?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  This time, a very serious question: If a woman smokes or drinks during pregnancy, what damage may this do to her baby?
A:  It may cause mental impairment.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
[Note: The exercises may not work in all browsers.]
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(28 September)
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