Brain Teaser – Famous Movie Quotes


This brainteaser is about famous things that were said in films. Need help? Use Credo Reference Online.

1. Which British spy favoured his martini to be “shaken, not stirred” in a long-running series of stunt-filled films?

2. Which actor said he “could’ve been a contender” in the 1954 film “On the Waterfront”?

3. “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine!” Humphrey Bogart said this in which 1942 film?

4. Which Swedish-born film star said “I want to be alone” in the 1932 film “Grand Hotel”?

5. Joe E. Brown said “Nobody’s perfect!” in which 1959 film?

6. Which American actress is credited with a host of comic one-liners full of sexual innuendo, such as “It’s not the men in my life that counts – it’s the life in my men”?

7. In the first talking motion picture “The Jazz Singer”, who said “You ain’t heard nothin’ yet”?

8. Complete this line from the 1939 film “Gone With the Wind”, uttered by Clark Gable: “Frankly, my dear,…”

9. Who wrote the line “May the Force be with you” for the 1977 film “Star Wars”?

10. In the 1951 film “A Streetcar Named Desire”, which actress said “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers”?

How did you do?0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)

Credo Reference: New Topic Pages


Doctors Without Borders

Two international aid workers of Spanish nationality have been kidnapped from a Kenyan refugee camp in Dadaab. Medecins san Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) has declared a state of emergency as they work with the proper authorities to find the kidnapped victims and bring them home safely.

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Coffee

Coffee bean farming has taken a hit as global warming has caused slight shifts in temperature in South America. Although these shifts remain minimal, only a degree or two higher than normal, the increased temperatures disrupt the natural growth cycle; a worrying phenomena as much of this coffee is now undrinkable.

Novelist: Finding Read-alikes in Reviews


NoveList displays reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and School Library Journals in Series and Title Detail pages when available, and these are great sources of information for those deciding whether to pick a book up. But did you know that you can use the Advanced Search to mine those rich reviews to help you pick your next great read?

For example, you can use reviews to find read-alikes. Let’s say you  loved the Kay Scarpetta mysteries, but you’ve already read the series suggested in the NoveList Also Recommends section of the Series Detail page:

Use the Advanced Search (located under the basic search box at the top of the page) and follow these steps:

  1. Access the Advanced Search page by clicking the Advanced Search link in the Search For… box on the homepage.
  2. In the first field, enter scarpetta, and select RV Review from the adjacent drop-down.
  3. In the next row, select NOT from the Boolean drop-down.
  4. Type cornwell, patricia daniels in the next field, and select AU Author from the adjacent drop-down.

5. Click Search

This will give you a list of titles with reviews that mention the Kay Scarpetta mysteries, excluding those titles written by Patricia Cornwell.

Brain Teaser – General Knowledge


Here is another of our popular General Knowledge brainteasers. Need help? Use Credo Reference!

1. What is the meaning of the phrase “poker face”?

2. How many pairs of ribs are there in a normal human body: 10, 12 or 15?

3. Was Elvis Presley born in Mississippi, Missouri or Texas?

4. Who painted the famous portrait called the “Mona Lisa”?

5. The musical “West Side Story” is a modern-day interpretation of which Shakespeare play?

6. The comic team called the Marx Brothers originally consisted of five brothers. Can you give the nicknames of three of them?

7. A flight data recorder or black box in an aircraft automatically records flight data. What is its usual color?

8. Which American president from 1963 to 1969 had a wife nicknamed “Lady Bird”?

9. Who wrote the “Play for voices” called “Under Milk Wood”?

10. Was the composer Frederick Delius born in England, Norway or Belgium?

How did you do?0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away


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Fall is apple season; most grocery stores are stocked with a variety of apples, and if you are lucky enough to live near an orchard, you can go and pick your own.

We’ve heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but how do apples work their magic? The U.S. Apple Association  provides information about the many health benefits of apples, as well as news about the apple industry and details about different varieties of apples.

Just a few of the health benefits that have been associated with apples include:

  • Healthy Brain: A study in the Journal of Food Science in 2004 (Journal of Food Science 2004;69:S357-S360) showed that the nutrients in apples protected neurons in the brain against the oxidative damage that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. Results of another study suggest that people who already had Alzheimer’s showed significant improvements in their symptoms when they drank apple juice regularly. These effects may be due to the role of an antioxidant called quercetin, which is found in apples.
  • Healthy Heart: A recent study in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, showed that the risk of stroke was more than 50% lower in adults who ate more fruits and vegetables with white flesh (mainly apples and pears).
  • Healthy Breathing: Apples can help our health before we’re born. A study in the journal Thorax, published in 2007, suggested that children whose mothers ate apples during pregnancy were less likely to have asthma at 5 years of age (Thorax 2007;62:745-746).
  • Healthy Body: Apples are associated with a healthy immune system because they are an excellent source of soluble fiber, which may strengthen the immune system, according to a study conducted by the University of Illinois.  In addition, the antioxidant quercetin may help slow the growth of cancer cells, according to a recent study in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention (European Journal of Cancer Prevention 2010;19:42-47).

Some easy ways to add more apples to your diet:

  • Chop up apples and add them to cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, or pancakes
  • Enjoy apple slices with peanut butter or honey
  • Add apples to soups and salads
  • And of course, don’t forget the classic apple desserts, including apple pie, apple crisp and apple cobbler
  • Find healthy recipes at www.eatingwell.com
  • Check out this AllRecipes.com video with easy instructions and tips for making a classic apple pie.

from the Pulse and Health and Wellness Resource Center