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Wikipedia - Kenmore Appliances, Popcap Games, Overhead Projector, Bell's Palsy, L. David Mech, Leash, Portal, Solfege, Shipoopi

Posted 17 May, 2010 at 7:16pm by Michael Chu
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May 10, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenmore_Appliances - Kenmore appliances are also sold at Kmart (contrary to a television commercial I saw today claiming they were exclusively sold at Sears)

May 11, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popcap_games - Popcap often uses music written by Future Crew (the famed Finnish PC demo group of the early 1990's) members Jonne Valtonen and Peter Hajba for their games

May 12, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overhead_projector - Overhead projectors were first used by police to display facial characteristics for identification. The U.S. Army was first to use it in training in 1945

May 13, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell%27s_palsy - Bell's Palsy is the name given to a partial facial paralysis when no known cause has been determined. Research suggests that many people exhibiting Bell's Palsy have the presence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 or herpes zoster virus, but the extent of the role of the viruses have not yet been determined
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._David_Mech - L. David Mech is an internationally recognized wolf expert and is 73 years old
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leash - A retractable leash works on the theory that keeping the leash taut will prevent it from tangling around obstacles or the dog's legs. [But I think it might get the dog used to the feeling of a taut leash, leading to pulling.]

May 14, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal_%28video_game%29 - [On the short list of my all-time favorite games,] Portal was released on October 9, 2007 and the Mac version was released on May 12, 2010. Portal 2, a sequel, was announced in March 2010 and is scheduled for release during the holiday season of 2010

May 16, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solfege - The do-re-mi naming of notes on a musical scale is called solfege (pronounced sawl-FEZH)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipoopi - The word "shipoopi" from the song from The Music Man is made up and has no clearly defined meaning

2 comments to Wikipedia - Kenmore Appliances, Popcap Games, Overhead Projector, Bell's Palsy, L. David Mech, Leash, Portal, Solfege, Shipoopi

Scott, May 17th, 2010 at 9:42 pm:

  • They are half-right. K-Mart and Sears merged, so they are, essentially, the same company…same, to a point, with Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH), which sells Craftsman tools.

Michael Chu, May 17th, 2010 at 11:54 pm:

  • Interesting - I did not know that… probably should have read the Wikipedia entry on K-Mart! :)