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More Things I learned on the way to somewhere else September 2013

This is what happens when Murph goes to the Library

It's back to school time and that means collecting scads of random information that I can share with you and maybe you can use it to win trivia contests at a bar near you or you can impress friends and family (or both) 

More Stuff I learned on the way to something else:

* Neenah Foundry will celebrate its 141st anniversary in October and YES, you will find Neenah Foundry manhole covers can be found underneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the new World Trade Center in New York City (Neenah Foundry website)

* The Highest paid state employee in 26 states is the College Football coach and in 13 It's the college basketball coach (

* Apparently cemetaries are among the hottest spots in the Eau Claire area for heroin users to be shooting up ( 

* Bill Gates has already given away more ( 28 billion) than Michael Bloomberg(27 billion) is worth. (FORBES)

* I was born 2 months before THE TWILIGHT ZONE premiered (1959)..I know..weird.

* Liza Minelli and Cher BOTH turned down the song THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA (Billboard)

* Julia Louis Dreyfus broke Lucille Ball's record for 14 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy Nominations (VEEP, Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine ( Entertainment weekly) 

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