“When I heard that oxygen and magnesium hooked up I was like OMg.”  Get it?  OMG is short for “oh my God,” but also O is the symbol for oxygen and Mg is the symbol for magnesium.  This is one of a number of so called “high brow” jokes featured in an article in The Independent.  All of the jokes are taken from a Reddit thread.  To find even more jokes, and to get explanations of what some of them mean you can explore the Reddiit comments here. (Nerd that I am I must tell you that if oxygen and magnesium hooked up, they would form magnesium oxide – MgO.  I just spoiled the joke, didn’t I?)

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Here are five restaurants with names that are puns on books.

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And how about a homemade dress made out of books?

Book Dress

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Without a doubt National Geographic magazine has given us some of the most magnificent photographs ever taken.  According to an article in The Washington Times some of these images will be sold at a Christie’s auction in December.

The images, which are expected to bring in about $3 million, are being sold to celebrate the magazine’s 125th anniversary.

You can view a gallery of 15 of those images here.


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The Sundance Channel has just started a new series called The Writer’s Room.  Each week Academy Award winning writer Jim Rash will interview the most innovative writers of TV programs.  It will air every Monday night at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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The next edition of the live author interview program In-Depth on Book TV (C-SPAN2) will air Sunday, August 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.  The featured author will be retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson.  His books include Gifted Hands and Take the Risk.

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