The Rail picked up the following facts about the nose from the Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource publication. - During a normal day, a person breathes almost 25,000 times. - Many people inhale mainly through one nostril at a time, alternating nost...
The Rail picked up the following facts about the nose from the Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource publication.
- During a normal day, a person breathes almost 25,000 times.
- Many people inhale mainly through one nostril at a time, alternating nostrils every one to three hours.
- The mucus membranes lining the nose and sinuses produce between a pint and a quart daily.
- Women typically possess a keener sense of smell than do men.
Nude Recreation Week takes off Monday
Monday marks the beginning of Nude Recreation Week '03.
"All you have to do to mark the July 7-13 celebration is mosey on down to your friendly neighborhood nude beach, hot spring, swimming hole or naturalist club and ... well, you know, take off your clothes and relax," the press release from The Naturist Society says.
The Naturist Society is based in Oshkosh, Wis.
The Rail plans on joining in on the activities and doffing its shower cap all week while bathing.
Man sells largest fry on eBay
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- A man has sold what he billed as the world's largest french fry for more than $200 on the Internet auction-house eBay.
Simon Holland found the 6¾-inch fry during a meal at a Wisconsin Rapids Culver's on June 24. Instead of eating the spud, he immediately froze it and put it up for auction on eBay.
The winning bid -- $202.50 from a bidder known only as "Culver's Fan" -- was announced Wednesday afternoon. Restaurant owners Greg Giese and Brad Prohl celebrated by giving patrons complementary pieces of custard cake.
"I could probably write the book, 'How to Sell a French Fry on eBay,' " Holland said, laughing.
The fry's claim as the world's largest has not gone undisputed.
Two restaurant employees at Chips of Wisconsin Rapids found one fry last week that was about 8 inches. On June 29, a second french fry from Wisconsin Rapids that's allegedly longer than 7 inches also went on sale on eBay.
The Associated Press
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Today's best bet
"Hansel & Gretel," 2 and 7 p.m., presented by the Missoula Children's Theatre.
Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes, Minn.