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Things I learned on the way to learning something else-December Edition

Another Month--Another endless stream of this and that --stuff I picked up while searching for something else--From the pages of my endless stack of magazines, to the library, to the new NOOK  I just picked up on Thanksgiving. If you can use it and you want to give me any kind of credit, fine by me.

The BatMobile is on the auction block.January 19th. Scottsdale. Barrett-Jackson auction house. Its adapted from a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car. Holy Bat  Bucks--this will cost plenty !  (New York Post )

If we change exclusively to dollar coins from dollar bills it will take several years to catch up with the cost of the change but when we do, we will save $ 4.4 billion over 30 years. (New York Post )

A federal report finds only 7 percent of 8th graders can describe the three branches of government and only 27 percent of  4th graders are "proficient" in civics. ( AARP The Magazine--Uh,Huh--see what mailing list I'm on NOW )

More than Half a million people visit the L.E. Phillips Public Library in a year. ( Library Annual Report )

12/10 is Fed Ex's busiest day of the year--12/20 is UPS's  (USA Today)

CLOROX celebrates its 100th Anniversary next year (Fortune)

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