Category Archives: Library

Library Link of the Day: What’s the Scoville Heat Scale, and How Does it Rate Peppers?

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Some like it hot. And some don’t. And whichever camp you fall into, you may have heard of a little thing called the Scoville Heat Scale. Almost every pepper has a massive number attached to it, and the higher … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Danish Ad Breaks Barriers

Oscar Scholin- In a Danish TV ad “All That We Share,” different groups of Danes walk through a door and are separated into various “boxes” by several divisions: more wealthy and poor, more trustworthy and less trustworthy, immigrants and those … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Mark Twain’s 10 Tips for Writers

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Mark Twain was a man who knew his way around the English language. We’re talking about the guy responsible for such bon mots as “Golf is a good walk spoiled,” “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Ancient Sumerian Logic Puzzle Is Believed to Be One of the First Riddles Ever Written

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “People love trying to outwit each other with riddles. You know, those tricky questions that frustrate you to the point of anger when the answer is revealed to be annoyingly simple? We’ve been writing and reciting these … Continue reading

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PGHS Student Reaches the Finals of the National YoungArts writing competition

Luke Herzog has made the finals of the National YoungArts writing competition. Luke, a member of the PGHS Young Writers’ Club, submitted 2 short stories and an excerpt from a novel. Over 8,000 completed applications are received every year and … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 400 People Volunteer to Perform Along Train Route to Entertain Passengers Passing By

Courtesy of MyModernMet.com: See this in action! “One of the nicest parts of train travel is relaxing and glancing at the countryside as it whizzes by. But recently, passengers on trains through Germany’s Saale Valley were in for an unexpected treat, … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg Competition, 11/20

This Monday, Nov. 20, from 3:00 – 6:00, in the multi, the annual physics Rube Goldberg Competition will be held in the Student Union. Courtesy of RubeGoldberg.com: “The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is named after the late cartoonist Reuben Lucius Goldberg. … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Philosophy of Awesome

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “We’ve always wondered about the ontological underpinnings of such lofty concepts as “radical” and “totally tubular”, but we’d never heard of a former professional roller-blader turned philosophy professor who could tell us all about it. Until now. … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Jobs and Robots Bracing for Technological Disruptions to Come

Courtesy of Scientific American: “Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that robots don’t steal jobs. Bill … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: A 17-Year-Old Pakistani Student Stunned the World With a Scientific First

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Kids these days, you know? We’re not shaking our heads and wagging our fingers at them anymore; we’re standing mouth-agape in awe. Kids as young as 12 years oldand 16 years old are making strides in the cure for cancer, … Continue reading

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