Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Dick Hauck proposed to his wife, Arlene several decades ago in a love letter that was eventually lost. But a couple of contractors found it last week while remodeling Arlene's childhood home in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel tell us more.
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Researchers say the calico lobster could be a 1-in-30 million specimen.
The Secret Life Of The Other Alan Feuer
In 2000, New York Times reporter Alan Feuer learned that there was another man in the city with the same name. He contacted the other Feuer — a society man in his 60s who had a British accent — but it wasn't until the elder died that the journalist learned his friend's true identity.
Confronting Your Crown: Male Pattern Baldness
Balding men have decisions to make: Go with a comb-over, take medication, get hair plugs or a toupee, or do nothing at all. So when New York Times contributing editor Daniel Jones started losing his hair, he chose what he considers a "cooler alternative" — head shaving.
'Slacks,' 'Moist,' 'Dude': The Worst Words Ever?
Ben Greenman of The New Yorker is holding a contest to purge some words from the English language.
'Boring' And 'Dull,' Ho-Hum Sister Cities At Last
The communities of Boring, Oregon and Dull, Scotland have discovered one another and are seeking to become "sister" communities. Their respective names have amused visitors in the past and they believe officially linking their names will be a boon to both communities. Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen Bates of the Boring Community Planning Organization and Tom Prongle, secretary of the Dull Community Council.
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