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Who needs candy or soda when you could get a paperback? August 9, 2010

Posted by dataduchess in Of Interest, reading.
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Instead of candy – this early vending machine dispensed Paperback books. Called the Penguincubator, and developed by the founder of Penguin books, it was designed to help cheaply distribute books to the masses.

Story at Publishing Perspectives, via the always fascinating Mental_Floss.


Look at that Tail Go! November 12, 2009

Posted by dataduchess in Beauty.
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A post put together by Mental_Floss this week in honor of Veteran’s Day has been making the internet rounds for several days. This one is my favorite, but several of them are worth watching. I didn’t know dogs could wag their tails so fast!