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• The entertainment industry’s Blue Man Group has been performing together since 1987. These anonymous “mute” artists dress in black clothing and wear blue grease paint over latex caps. Their percussive instruments include the electric zither, hammered dulcimer, the “drum wall” (a two-story structure with seven percussion stations) and a mixture of varied PVC pipes. It is their habit not to speak with members of the audience, and if you ask for an autograph, expect a smear of blue paint.

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• In the early 20th century, a wealthy Russian living in Odessa died but had no children to inherit his estate. Instead, he left his 4-million ruble fortune to his four nieces. This may not seem unusual, but he did include an odd provision in his will: Each of the girls had to serve for one year as a farm girl, a washerwoman or a chambermaid before she saw any of the money. They did as the will instructed, and during that year of service each received hundreds of proposals of marriage. • The Sahara Desert is spreading southward at a rate of slightly less than one-third of a mile each year. • Showman Buffalo Bill Cody, one of the most flamboyant figures of the Old West, portrayed himself in five films. *** Thought for the Day: “All the world’s a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” -- Sean O’Casey (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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