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Unique origins and oddities of Long Island eateries and pubs
Unique origins and oddities of Long Island eateries and pubsA library-turned-cafe. A historic bank-turned-Asian-fusion kitchen and lounge. Long Island is home to all kinds of restaurants, from established eateries to local gems. But do you know their unusual origins and oddities from yesteryear? We've compiled ...read more
Source: Newsday
Published on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:27:00 GMT
2018 NFL Combine Watch List: Tight end draft boards are still uncertain
2018 NFL Combine Watch List: Tight end draft boards are still uncertainWhile you have plenty of conventional tight ends out of the Big Ten conference — no surprise there — you also have oddities. One player attending the 2018 Scouting Combine as a tight end is built like a running back, while another is more in the mold ...read more
Source: Acme Packing Company
Published on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:31:00 GMT
Spring Home Show packs Peoria Civic Center
Spring Home Show packs Peoria Civic CenterPEORIA — Spinal evaluations, banks and homemade candy are among the oddities mixed into the crowd of home-improvement vendors on display at the Spring Home Show in the Peoria Civic Center exhibit hall this weekend. Almost 250 vendors set up for the three ...read more
Source: Journal Star
Published on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:32:00 GMT
Mardi Gras: Stilettos, plungers, other oddities flung from floats
Mardi Gras: Stilettos, plungers, other oddities flung from floats(CNN) - Beads! Beads! Beads! It's all anyone ever thinks about when it comes to Mardi Gras. Beads draped from trees like Spanish moss after the floats pass on St. Charles Avenue. Beads by the pound slung around every neck in sight, from preschoolers to ...read more
Source: News 6 WKMG
Published on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:52:00 GMT
Notre Dame's Vacated 2012 May Not Officially Exist, but Its Oddities Endure
Notre Dame's Vacated 2012 May Not Officially Exist, but Its Oddities EndureVacating wins is a funny business. I don’t want to get too graphic, but I’ve always likened it to vomiting: Your stomach is empty, yes, but you still ate lunch. Similarly, the results are wiped from the record books, but we all saw the games.read more
Source: Yahoo Sports
Published on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:26:00 GMT
The young Pope John XII died as he lived: Fornicating
The young Pope John XII died as he lived: FornicatingWe explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,577,091-week series, Wiki Wormhole. In either case, Octavianus entered the church, and his father used his influence to see to it that his son would succeed Pope Agapetus II one day. Within the span of a ...read more
Source: The A.V. Club
Published on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:37:00 GMT
STEVE BARTLETT: Sharing some oddities
STEVE BARTLETT: Sharing some odditiesGood or bad, positive or negative, I can’t get enough politics, sports, feature, crime, lifestyle … any type of news. It’s a good addiction for this line of work. The days would be pretty long if you weren’t a news junkie. One of my guilty ...read more
Source: The Telegram
Published on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:48:00 GMT
Oddities of human anatomy on display in Philadelphia's Mutter Museum
Oddities of human anatomy on display in Philadelphia's Mutter Museum"Where are the shrunken heads?" Any day you get to ask that question is a good day. When the answer could easily be "Go right at the orangutan's brain, and they're just past the leper's leg," that's the best day, because that means you're at the MĂĽtter ...read more
Source: TribLIVE
Published on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:15:00 GMT
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Valentine's Day marriage from 76 years ago gives rise to oddities of family relationship
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Valentine's Day marriage from 76 years ago gives rise to oddities of family relationshipTo drink: Enjoy a Valentine's Day wine pairing event from 6-8 p.m. at Wine Me Up!, 3900 Coffee Road, Suite 2. There is also live jazz music from Isaiah Morfin. The pairing event is $35 per person. Call 588-8556 to make a reservation. To dance: Check out ...read more
Source: Bakersfield.com
Published on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:47:00 GMT