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I am not sure about the Scripps competition, but the one we did at our school for the national competition came with a list of possible words. As the competitions went on, the lists changed and got longer and much more complicated. But the competitors had some idea, because I can't imagine who would ever just happen to know the words the used in the finals?
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I loved the film taken in Wigan. My grandmother lived there as a child before her family emigrated to Canada. That little girl riding on her father's shoulders would have been just her age. It was like a glimpse into what her world would have been like before moving into a cabin on the prairies! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Why should they accept a return of a book (or anything)without a receipt - unless it was defective? Not that they should have made you feel like a thief, Alex.
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Wow, this has to be the worst design for senior living ever! I understand the Portugal can be pretty hot, but that is no excuse for for not having any functional outdoor space. No trees (how long will it take for those tiny plantings to grow? Not in the lifetime of its residents.), no seating, no flowers, no shelter just lots of wide open spaces on slopes and angles. And the inside is not beautiful, just because it has marble. It seems very cold, with no artwork, or any interesting features to stimulate a person's brain. Even the writer of the article admits that the white on white scheme will be dificult for the seniors.
It was interesting architecturally, but it's functionality, for those who need it most, is sadly lacking
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So it's nonsense to spend a little extra time to keep a dog alive? Take a look at the other posts on this website. How much time does it take to make a timeline of TV shows? Cross-stitch a computer game? Compose a movie mash-up? Make kitchen out of chocolate? We spend a lot of time doing things nature never intended.
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Having worked at Ikea, I can tell you that there are no radically different stores, they all have a very similar layout. Of course they want you to stay and see everything they have so you buy more. That being said, I can also tell you that the public refuses to look around and read signs. If they did, they would find it very easy to get out quickly whenever necessary. One of the reasons I quit was because they wouldn't do anything about the lack of cashiers/huge lineups, one can only take so much abuse from understandingly frustrated customers.
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These gentlemen may have come up with the idea prior WWI, but the pictures are all dated 1918, which is the year the war ended.
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Yes, you can be just friends. I mean, are you really sexually attracted to every member of your preferred gender? Surely you can enjoy the company of someone you don't want to sleep with.
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That's not faked. I've had the surgery, and it's a totally surreal recovery. The mom probably knew what the results would be like, and decided to film it. I was concerned about the driving too, but she must have had the camera mounted on something, or it would've been much shakier. Hilarious!
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@ vonskippy
He may not have vivid details of being 4 years old, but I have some vivid memories from when I was that age, don't you?
As far as records go, you should take a look at some genealogical sites. You can find census, birth, death and marriage records from way back. I have parish records from when my grandfather was born in 1886 in Newfoundland, a newspaper article from when his parents go married in 1882, his enlistment papers from WWI, and census records from 1916.

I think it's wonderful that at his age Walter is so positive and seemingly very healthy. I hope he has a family and that they realize what a gift it is to have the opportunity to get to know this man.
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"a love for the imperfect"? this cannot have anything to do with the fashion world. It's like wearing glasses when you don't need them, just to be fashionable. Who's imperfection or disability are you going mock next?
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Wow, your ignorance regarding the plight of young women in these countries is astounding. If the only way to get an education, or even a meal, was to get some money from someone who might rape you anyway, you might have a different point of view. If the girls get paid to go to school, then they don't have to prostitute themselves to survive.
@nutbastard
maybe you should stop trying to pick up teenage girls, and they would be more reasonable.
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The paper clip guy got a lot of amazing trade-ups because of the story, not because he was a good bargainer. It sounds like this young man made some good choices and got the car of his dreams.
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Who would bet 8 million dollars on a 50/50 chance of winning? I wouldn't call it an investment.
And Johnny Cat is right, in order to make your odds 50/50, you would have to fill out the forms for 8 million different number combinations. At 5 seconds per form, it would take you 462 days, without sleeping, to fill them out. And how long do think it would take the guy at 7-11 to process them?
Hey, did you know, here in Canada, we don't have to pay taxes on lottery winnings? So if it's a big jackpot (not that it ever gets to hundreds of millions)we get to keep it all!
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@lester dent and Missbookworm
If you look at the pegs, you will see a raised ridge along the side. It is probably an orientation line.
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