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The Daily Word in Elderly Cheerleaders, Robot Surgeons and Golden Thrones

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Some British surgeons used teensy tiny robots to perform the world's first robotic operation inside the eye.

In August, 1973, Jean Roth sat in front of a building at Southern Illinois University with signs that said, "I must be married by August 15th for inheritance purposes." Ends up the whole thing was a sociology experiment. Aren't they all?

By testing the fossilized skin of a dinosaur, some clever scientists figured out that it used camouflage. (They also proved that the dinosaur was not pooping when it died, as early reports suggested.)

Two Alabama schools went on lockdown after receiving mass-shooting threats from the "Flomo Klowns," a ... clown-themed terrorist group?

Finally! The Guggenheim museum has installed an 18-karat gold toilet created by Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan in one of their bathrooms. By the way. They want visitors to use it.

And finally—because I can't possibly follow this one with anything else—check out the Japan Pom Pom Squad: a Japanese cheerleading troupe that requires members to be over the age of 55.

Event Horizon

A Beary Good Time

Sunday, Sep 18: Sandia Mountain Bear Fair

A celebration of New Mexico's state mammal including a panel discussion on bear behavior, information booths, kids' activities and live music by Paul Thompson.

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I Wish I Was the Tune Tonight

Saturday, Sep 17: Neko Case

Live performance by the American singer-songwriter.
Cyndi Lauper
Courtesy of the artist

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Just Have Fun

Saturday, Sep 17: Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper is an American singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s with a string of pop hits such as "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."

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Bier Jahreszeit

Saturday, Sep 17: Oktoberfest 2016

Enjoy German food from Grain Station, a polka band performs live and try the newest seasonal beer from the local brewery, Oktoberfest Lager.

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Feeling Green

Saturday, Sep 17: 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Open Space Visitor Center

Tour the Piedras Marcadas Pueblo, see Undercurrents by Bill Pentler in the gallery, enjoy live music, food, art exhibits and family friendly activities.

News

The Daily Word in Anaya, Diversity, Microwave Weapons and Hotdogs

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New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya will be honored with a National Humanities Medal at a Sept. 22 White House ceremony.

UNM has the highest number, per capita, of Hispanic and Native American faculty in the USA. But academia still lags with regard to instructor diversity, say experts.

Wise Pies may have to temporarily halt operations due to a beef the company has with state tax officials.

A state Republican lawmaker has filed an ethics complaint against a child advocacy group that ran satirical ads on the teevee.

Among this coming weekend's TedxABQ Talks: a discussion of combat-based nonlethal microwave weapons being developed at the local Air Force Research Lab.

The New Mexico Restaurant Association says Tatsu Miyazaki is our state's Chef of the Year; Pizza 9 also won a good neighbor award for being a positive force in our community, writes Las Cruces' newspaper of record.

The Texas Hornshell mussel is an endangered species struggling to spread its DNA in Southeastern New Mexican rivers.

Nearby Cibola County has seen a 50 percent decrease in precipitation over the past year.

Burque resident Anthony C. Osmond used a hotdog to catch and release a 28 inch tiger muskie.

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It Gets Better

Friday, Sep 16: If You Feel Too Much

To Write Love On Her Arms founder Jamie Tworkowski celebrates the release of the expanded edition of his debut book.

Best of Burque

Last week to vote in the 2016 Best of Burque Restaurants poll

When it comes to Best Chile Cheese Fries, there can be only one

[ Wed Sep 14 2016 4:44 PM ]
Voting ends MIDNIGHT TUESDAY SEPT. 20. That makes this the final week. Procrastinators may now get it in gear. Thank you.

The Daily Word in Facebook, Literal Blazin' and Spoopy Things

[ Wed Sep 14 2016 12:08 PM ]
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Blaze it but not like this.

What happens when the downstairs goes into the upstairs?

How spoopy was The Blair Witch Project in real life?

Down with data caps!

#omg You need to watch this short film Carrie Brownstein made #iLiterallyCannot

Facebook is comin' to New Mexico!

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