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Cynthia Brings You America’s Nessie

By On April 21, 2015

Everyone has heard about Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, who continues to hide somewhere in a Scottish lake, but did you know that America has its own submerged monster in Lake Champlain?… Read More

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Cynthia’s “Best Song Ever”

By On April 25, 2014

Queen's Guitarist Brian May explains¬†how their operatic classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" was written and recorded. It's a little long to watch the whole thing but very interesting to see how the parts came… Read More

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Cynthia Says “Zombies Are Everywhere These Days, But I Feel So Much Safer Now That I Know Animals Would Just Eat Them Like Any Other Dead Flesh”

By On October 25, 2013

As Halloween approaches, I have no doubt that there will be a zombie invasion at my doorstep demanding candy rather than brains. Zombies have truly become a cornerstone of current a… Read More

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Cynthia Listens Back to Some Old Rock

By On September 25, 2013

It's so refreshing to look back at old broadcasts of great music. … Read More

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“Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City”: Cynthia Visits AC Before Departing for LA

By On September 7, 2013

"Before leaving for my new California home, I had the chance to do one more classic Philly tradition, going to AC for the weekend. This time it was… Read More

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“The Adrenaline Is the Problem”: Chess Boxing!

By On August 14, 2013

You've got to be tough AND smart to be in this kind of sport!… Read More

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Pew Research Center Says People Under 30 Still Read Books!

By On July 2, 2013

Just as libraries are rushing to rid themselves of physical books as fast as possible, a new report shows that they might want to slow down. People who read on tablets still… Read More

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Cynthia Waxes Nostalgic on Vintage Board Games

By On March 27, 2013

In honor of the new monopoly update, I'd like to wax nostalgic about a game that I had as a kid. … Read More

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Cynthia Brings Us “SEX SEX SEX” including Explication vie Sexuelle des Escargots

By On February 14, 2013

Yes, just in time for Valentine's day, a post all about explicit sex...… Read More

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Cynthia Explains How the Boring Conference Fails for Second Year in a Row

By On February 13, 2013

I think this goes to the very principal of life itself: if you are interested, truly interested in something, anything, even the most common thing that you can imagine, you will be… Read More

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Cynthia Proclaims “Yes, Dear, Those are Pictures of Naked People”

By On January 16, 2013

Yes, people are completely naked in these photographs by New York-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama. He has an amazing ability to capture motion in a way that transforms the object… Read More

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“Christmas Tree Worms”: Cynthia Brings You the Cutest Worms You Ever Saw

By On December 18, 2012

And they really do look just like Christmas trees . . .… Read More

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Don’t Forget to Breathe

By On December 6, 2012

Ernie's recent post about Band of Horses reminded me about a video from 2010 that used that same song, "Funeral." It is a video of Danny MacAskill, one of the greatest trial… Read More

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Cynthia Brings You the “Cheesy” Poetry of the “Chaucer of Cheese”

By On December 1, 2012

When I found this great quote from G.K. Chesterton I decided to see if he was onto something. "Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. "… Read More

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Cynthia Says “Come into My Parlor . . .”

By On November 23, 2012

These spiders look happy. You almost want to hang out with them!… Read More

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“Hunted Like a Crocodile Ravaged in the Corn. / ‘Come in,’ She Said”: Cynthia Brings You “Shelter from the Storm”

By On October 29, 2012

As I get hunkered down in my Connecticut home, I send E-Verse listeners a song to get us through Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm. An alternate version of Bob Dylan's "Shelter from the Storm" (sorry… Read More

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Cynthia Gives us “Halloween Unmasked”

By On October 24, 2012

Cynthia takes us through the strange history of Halloween. … Read More

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Was Napoleon Really Short for His Era? Did Vikings Really Have Those Ridiculous Horns on Their Helmets? Let’s Look at Some Historical Misconceptions

By On October 23, 2012

What? Vikings didn't wear big horns on their helmets? No. Of course not. Let's get these misconceptions straightened out.… Read More

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Cynthia Would Like to Introduce You to Edison’s “Boxing Cats”

By On October 5, 2012

Apparently even the earliest of film makers had an interest in "America's funniest home video" type escapades!… Read More

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Call me Migaloo . . .

By On September 27, 2012

"Not the white bull Jupiter swimming away with Europa; not Jove, not that great majesty Supreme did surpass the glorified White Whale as he so divinely swam. No wonder there had… Read More

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Cynthia Says the South Will Rise Again (at Least the Dinosaur Kingdom Park in Natural Bridge, VA)

By On September 10, 2012

T. Rex vs. Ulysses S. Grant!… Read More

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“I Point to Decreased Math Skills Among Today’s Youth and I Point to E-Verse. That is All”: Cynthia Suggests that Next Time You Find Yourself Losing an Argument, Use a Greenfieldism

By On September 5, 2012

What's your favorite Greefieldism? … Read More

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Cynthia Proclaims New Research “Shocking, I Tell You, Just Shocking”

By On August 6, 2012

The Georgia Institute of Technology is working on some new research about a renewable source of power caused by rubbing different materials together . . . and you thought static electricity was… Read More

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Cynthia Says “Look What We Can Do”

By On July 31, 2012

Cynthia gives us . . . a video. … Read More

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Cynthia Draws Our Attention to the Very Entertaining “The History of English in 10 Minutes” Courtesy of the Open University

By On July 3, 2012

This is E-Verse endorsed. Very fun. … Read More

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Mosquito

By On June 18, 2012

Mosquitoes are the bane of any hammock-lover's life, particularly here in Philadelphia. I war against them with sprays, and machines that give off scents, and LED-lights with suction vacuums, and, of course,… Read More

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Cynthia Talks about (R)everse Mode

By On June 4, 2012

Do you secretly want to be a subversive street artist but worry about getting in trouble, check out this style: reverse graffiti. English artist Paul "Moose" Curtis came up with… Read More

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Nimoy and Hendrix? Sagan and Dalai Lama? HST and Depp? Pure Awesomeness

By On June 1, 2012

What happens when Cormac McCarthy and Werner Herzog hold a conversation about God, the Universe, and Everything? Man, to be an insignificant fly on that wall. . . … Read More

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“Those are Livingstones, I Presume”: Cynthia Tells Us About Some Unusual Plants

By On May 25, 2012

The New York Botanical Gardens has such an array of unusual plants. One species that really intrigued me is something called "living stones" or very as they are scientifically known, … Read More

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“How Can I Sue Satan?” Cynthia Explains Why We Love Reference Librarians

By On May 10, 2012

We all know how amazing reference librarians are. Their ability to point us in the right direction on a myriad of things is nothing short of miraculous. However, they do… Read More