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The Strange History of Toilet Paper: What Did We Used to Use?

You might want to bring your lap top into the bath room with you...this makes for some good reading in the ol' "library!"

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Who Remembers Tri-Cities Junior Soccer?

I've been nostalgic for my childhood lately and was remembering the way youth soccer used to be in Tri-Cities. My kids are too young to play now, so I can't compare and contrast, but here are my favorite things about the way things used to be:

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When All Else Fails… Do the ‘Elaine Dance’ – Watch The Emotions Almost Ruin an ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’ Video

We love the "Elaine Dance." I'm convinced that Julia Louis-Dreyfus got the idea from one of The Emotions. Check out this collaboration between The Emotions and Earth, Wind & Fire. I picked two spots in the video at about :55 and about 2:20 but the whole thing is worth watching.

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George Getting His Own Television Show

And it won't be school book history, either. It's gonna get down an dirty. Did the name sake of our awesome state get down and dirty?

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Diamond Rio’s ‘Close to the Edge’ Turns 20

Diamond Rio, the Christian country music group, celebrate 20 years since 'Close to the Edge' was released. The album came out on October 27, 1992, via Arista. It was the six-piece group's second album, and it followed the sonic style of their debut.

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It’s National School Lunch Week!

So I graduated from high school in 1979 (Hanford Falcons YEAH!) I spent the last couple of years in school jumping in my buddy's car and heading to to Artic Circle drive in in Richland, maybe McDonalds

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Today Is 10/11/12! What Does It Mean? [INTERVIEW]

I love days like these like 8-9-10 or 11-11-11 or 7-7-7. Today is 10-11-12. Kind of a cool day to get married or do something significant but what does it really mean?

Bear had a chance to ask Tri Cities psychic Janice Lynch about the meaning of this day 10-11-12

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Should ‘Kennewick Man’ Be Renamed ‘Coastal Man’?

Have you heard the news? An expert gave a presentation this week at Central Washington University laying out evidence for why the Kennewick Man was likely not a native of the Columbia Basin, but rather a visitor from the coast.

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We’re Making Tri-Cities History – The Greg & Woody Waking Crew Starts Oct. 15

From Sacajawea to the B Reactor, the Tri-Cities has a proud history. We're proud to be adding another milestone to the significant dates in local lore this month. Go ahead and pencil this into your child's history books, this is going to be a date you'll want to remember

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Where Do Microwave Ovens Come From? [VIDEO]

The microwave oven is a wonderful time saver. When you want to defrost a chicken, warm up a bowl of soup, pop some popcorn or cook an instant burrito, you can’t beat microwave technology.

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This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info)

1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)

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This Day in History for August 10 – Smithsonian Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1793 – The Louvre officially opens in Paris (More info)

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress (More info)

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