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New Jar Has a Twist That Brings Contents to the Top

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They call it ‘peanut butter knuckle’, when you have to get the last bit of peanut butter from the bottom of the jar and you scrape your knuckles against the side and get the contents of the jar on your hand. There may be an end to all of that thanks to some smart thinkers at North Carolina State University.

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Source: Facebook

Maine Blueberry Growers Monitoring New Fruit Fly

The Maine blueberry harvest season is just around the corner and Maine's wild blueberry growers are keeping a lookout for a harmful new fruit fly that arrived in the United States five years ago that poses a threat to the crop.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Congress Proposing Cluster Mail Delivery in Place of Door to Door Service

The United States Postal Service loses about $25 million a day and in an effort to save the USPS, there had been talk of eliminating Saturday deliveries, but that idea was nixed by Congress, which has control over these matters. So, how does Congress propose to save the Postal Service? One piece of proposed legislation is known as ‘cluster mail’.

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Getty Images, Photo by Richard Heathcote
Getty Images, Photo by Richard Heathcote

Goodyear Getting Away From Blimps and Going to Zeppelins

Goodyear blimps have been around at sporting and other events for a long time and, after decades of Goodyear having blimps in their fleet, a new generation of the Goodyear flying machines is being built. Instead of a blimp, Goodyear is building a zeppelin.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Why Didn’t I Think of That: The Side Socket

I have been thinking about this for YEARS!

Why didn't I patent this first!

Just another "Shoulda, Would, Coulda" moment...I thought of this years ago!

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Getty Images, photo by Jamie Sabau
Getty Images, photo by Jamie Sabau

Recreation Experts Getting $400 an Hour to Teach Kids to Play

A ‘play date’ is a day set up by parents to have their children play with each other. A day and time are set, even a set time for how long they’ll play, and the kids use that time for play. Remember when you used to go outside during the summer, hook-up with your friends and play until dark? Are those days really gone?

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Justin Sullivan,Getty Images
Justin Sullivan,Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Rocket Up 16 Cents Per Gallon

In what has been a race of which will go up faster, the temperature or the price of gas, it's been neck and neck, but I think the price of gas wins. The price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reported today that the average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine rocketed up 16 cents in just the past week. The average gallon of gas in Maine is now $3.69.

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Joe Raedle,Getty Images
Joe Raedle,Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Inching Higher

Maine gas prices rose by just over a penny a gallon this past week to an average of $3.53 a gallon. That's according to the price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com, which surveys more than 1,200 Maine gas stations.

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Getty Images, photo by Jeremy O'Donnell
Getty Images, photo by Jeremy O'Donnell

Pubs Closing in Ireland

In Wales and Northern Ireland the economy is hitting hard as one in three villages are seeing the closing of a pub. Very unusual for Ireland as the Irish are known to love their pubs and visit them frequently.

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Getty Images, photo by William Thomas Cain
Getty Images, photo by William Thomas Cain

Air Conditioning Not Only Cools Us, But It Helped An Entire Industry Too!

We have had a few muggy days so far this year here in Maine but nothing that compares to the temperatures of over 100 degrees in parts of the West and Southwest. I’ll bet, like us, most people are saying, ‘thank goodness for air conditioning’.

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