Whoops, I messed up my usual schedule and haven’t been blogging as much last month — so here I offer you, along with my apologies, a special Tuesday edition of TGIF Minute Mysteries.
First, the answer to our previous mystery: The man has hiccups; the bartender scares them away by pulling a gun. No one quite guessed it…although I liked the theory that it was a water gun!
And today’s mystery: A man is holding a box. Though he cannot see into it, he knows exactly what’s inside. How is this possible? Leave comments with your theories!
You’ve all been told “don’t judge a book by its cover,” meaning don’t assume you know what someone is like by how they look. But here at the library, well, we sometimes DO judge actual books by their cover design! Have you ever done this — picked up (or avoided) a book because of its cover? I have…a lot!
This site lets you look at different book covers and give them a star rating, then see if your rating matches the stars that the book has received from others on Amazon.com. See how many you get right — you may find out it *is* possible to judge a book by its cover!
Do you have any favorite or least-favorite cover designs? I love this one for Wildwood Dancing:
After a looooong break (sorry about that!), the Friday Minute Mysteries are back!
A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, “Thank you,” and walks out.
What happened? Leave a comment with your theory!
(If you happen to be old enough to remember the last mystery I posted (yeah, it was a while back), the answer is: The room is the ballroom of a sunken ocean liner. The rays are manta rays. The man ran out of air while scuba diving in the shipwreck. al guessed it! Go, al!)
Guest blogger dsquare shares the following thoughts and links. Fans of the random…enjoy.
August 5 should be National National Holiday Day!
www.googleblue.info – A tranquil alternative to your daily Google
www.googleyellow.info – A sunny alternative to your daily Google
(For more addictive word fun, have you tried www.freerice.com? I can’t…stop…playing!! Thanks, dsquare, for the links! -Becky)
Guest blogger preetycrazybabe conducted an informal poll during our writing club Write in the Middle. Here are the winners!
Superheroes: Superman, Underdog, Supergirl, Batman, Green Lantern
Supervillains: Joker, Venom, Green Goblin, Two-Face, Mystique
Who would you vote for? Check out some of our Marvel Comics and additional giant selection of graphic novels, comics, and manga to make sure you haven’t left out any options. Thanks, preetycrazybabe, for the post!
Check it out — with the World’s Smallest Postal Service, you write a short letter (up to 6 sentences), and it will be transcribed onto tiny stationary and put into a teeny, tiny envelope! It costs a little more than a stamp, but still, imagine getting one in the mail!
Note: This post was written by guest blogger Novelwriter65, a Library teen patron! Thanks, Novelwriter65! And Chuck Norris thanks you, too.
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Go to Google, type in “find Chuck Norris” in quotes, then click “I’m Feeling Lucky.” See what comes up.
If paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, and scissors beats paper, what beats all 3 at the same time? Answer: Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris can touch M.C. Hammer.
Chuck Norris knows where Carmen Sandiego is.
Chuck Norris counted to infinity…twice.
If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris, you may be only seconds away from death.
The Great Wall of China was originally created to keep Chuck Norris out. It failed miserably.
Note: This post was written by guest blogger Anonymous, a Library teen patron!
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Chuck Norris doesn’t need a watch; he decides what time it is.
Chuck Norris doesn’t leave messages, he leavs warnings.
Chuck Norris makes snowmen out of water.
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Got any favorite Chuck Norris jokes? Post ‘em in the comments! Thanks for the tips, Anonymous!
Note: This post is written by guest blogger SarahJJJ, a Library teen patron!
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Napoleon Bonaparte had an itchy chest, due to the rash on his chest.
It is indeed possible to lick your elbow.
Mimbowyo means doorknob in Japanese.
You can’t sneeze with your eyes open, without your eyes rolling back.
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What do you think of these random tidbits? For more fun facts, check out a book like Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Thanks for the post, SarahJJJ!
Duck brand Duct Tape has a “Stuck at Prom” scholarship contest, and %2008′s just began! Check out the past entries and the rules, then let your creativity loose!
For me, the most amazing part is a) all the colors (neon green?!), and b) making a guy’s suit out of tape!!
If you haven’t seen Jennifer Maestre’s pencil art, take a look! It’s definitely NOT “drawing with pencils”! These are the kind of sculptures I want to touch and avoid at the same time.
What do you think? Have you seen any other cool art made from something ordinary (maybe gummi bears)?
For those of you who so enjoyed the marshmallowy goodness of Peeps: A Candy-Coated Tale, I thought I’d let you know that there’s a sequel!
Get your library cards out and reserve Peeps Ahoy: A Candy-Coated Adventure on the High Seas. I’m already imagining a tragic photo involving a Peep who dissolves in the ocean…