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Party like a Lobster

Party like a Lobster

June 15th is Lobster Day. Why celebrate Lobster Day? I like to use it as an excuse to sing  “Rock Lobster” and annoy my co-workers.

In the spirit of Lobster Day, enjoy these strange lobster facts and photos:

Lobster blood is colorless until exposed to oxygen, then it develops a bluish color.

Male lobsters are called cocks; females are called hens.

Tomalley (lobster liver) is considered to be a delicacy and turns green when cooked.

A lobster’s teeth are in its stomach. The stomach is located a very short distance from the mouth, and the food is chewed by three grinding surfaces that look like human molars, called the gastric mill.


Vegetarian Lobster


"The Lobster Ballerina." Will you be seeing him in your nightmares? Pretty sure I will be.

Happy Lobster Day from your friends at the Davenport Public Library!

June 13, 20121 comment
“Have a great summer! Stay cool!”

“Have a great summer! Stay cool!”

Did you have an embarrassing yearbook photo? Maybe you had a ridiculous hairstyle or you still had some adolescent gawkiness left in you. The good new is that those days are past you. The bad news: Those photos live on forever at the Davenport Public Library. The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center, located in the basement of the Main Street Library, has high school yearbooks dating back to the 1910′s. Old high school yearbooks are not only a great way to reminisce, but they can also be useful in identifying people in old snapshots you may have and can be used for genealogical research. For more information on Davenport Public Library’s yearbook holdings, you can call the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center at 563-326-7902.

If you’re still down about your crummy yearbook photo, visit the websites below to see how dorky celebrities looked in their yearbook photos (the photo at the top of the page is of a young Ryan Seacrest.)

And, this should make you feel better……….. this is George Clooney:


June 7, 20121 comment