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Odds ‘n Sods:

Keeley suggested: Sixty-One Uses of Baking Soda [1]. Stock up!

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Reader Gert J. wrote to suggest that anyone who comes from a family with a history of heart disease and that lives outside of city limits should buy an automated external defibrillator (AED) [2] and carry it in their car whenever traveling. Gert’s comment: “Given the high mortality rate for sudden heart attacks, these are are more important to buy than a life insurance policy.”

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More chaos in Libya: Video of Bloody Battle to Hold Brega [3]. There is a steep learning curve for this sort of OJT [4]. Notice the direction that the rebel is seen pointing the shoulder-fired SAM [5] (that he thinks is an RPG [6].) That reminds me of the old joke about what you have to tell newbie sod layers: “No, no: green side up!!”