Cool Links 8-25-18

Cool links 8-25-18

Cool links 8-25-18 range from cookies to chocolate and a couple of places in between.

Chocolate Spill

Oh, to be behind this truck when it rolled into a ditch!

A semi-trailer, hauling 40,000 pounds of Hershey products overturned recently and lost part of its load.

I know from experience any food spilled can’t be sold. A truckload of toaster pastries spilled near my house, and we stuffed our freezer and ate well all winter long.

Where did the Hershey bars go? What a sweet deal!

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Diver helps shark

A scuba diver in Australia removed a fishing net stuck in its mouth. Read the article here.

Score 1 for the diver

Score 1 for the shark

The poor little fishies who might end up as lunch score Zero.

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Animal Crackers Roam Free

After 115 years of captivity, the animals in Barnum’s Animal Crackers are free to roam the savannah.

In a redisgn of the iconic cracker box, the boxcars are gone, and the “circus” animals are shown walking the grasslands.

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P.E.TA. is claiming a victory.

Maybe they chould have redesigned the actual cracker. Is it an elephant? Or a rhino?

Read the whole story here.

60 Beautiful Abandoned Places

An abandoned ferris wheel, WWII cars, and houses. This article highlights beautiful structures that have been abandoned and left to rot. Check out the article here.

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Cool Links 8-18-18 Driverless Cars, Lunch Ladies, and Haunted Towns

Cool Links 8-18-18

Cool links 8-18-18 is brought to you by driverless grocery deliveries, larcenous lunch ladies, and a haunted town in Ohio.

I have seen the future, and it is here

I live exactly 300 steps behind the nearest grocery store. It’s called Fry’s and is part of the Kroger chain. Most grocery stores in this area belong to Kroger—Fry’s, Albertson’s, Safeway. It’s convenient to have a store so close, both in a good way and a bad way. When I run out of something, it’s only 300 steps away. But its nearness also means we’re there too many times during the week.

If you hate getting in your car and driving to the nearest grocery store, the grocery store may soon come to you. In a partnership between Nuro and Kroger, driverless cars will soon pull up your driveway and deliver your order. Starting this week in Scottsdale, AZ (just a hop, skip, and a jump from my door), Nuro’s fleet of Prius’ will be on the road delivering groceries from their local Fry’s store. Without drivers. You’ll still have to bring grocery bags inside, but no more long lines and rude shoppers.

Read the story here.

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Beware the lunch ladies

Two sisters working as lunch ladies in Connecticut are accused of stealing almost $500,000 from the lunch line over the last five years. How much, exactly, does a school lunch cost, and why did it take five years to realize the till at the end of the day didn’t match the number of lunches prepared?

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8 Rules for Better Dialogue #ThrowbackThursday


Today’s #ThrowbackThursday’s blog is taken from October 2017’s #AuthorToolboxBloghop and gives us the 8 rules for better dialogue. To read this month’s #AuthorToolboxBloghop blog on the dreaded passive voice, go here.

8 Rules for better dialogue

Rules for better dialogue

One way to make your characters memorable, is to give them better dialogue. Click To Tweet

One way to make your characters memorable, is to give them better dialogue.

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