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Have You Heard About... An Original DUCKumentary

… a species of bird that can glide, dive and dabble, look dazzling and funny all at the same time? You have got to check out An Original DUCKumentary.

Have You Heard About... Because I Said So

… the dangers of swallowing gum or looking in the microwave? Ken Jennings looks at many of the things our parents warned us about in Because I Said So! The Truth behind the Myths, Tales & Warnings Every Generation Passes down to Its Kids.

Have You Heard About... An Invisible Thread

…an incredible story that brings together two people from such totally different ways of life, that they form a bond that will touch you in ways that will tug at your heart?

Have You Heard About... Green River, Running Red

… the Green River Killer, America’s most prolific serial murderer?

Have You Heard About... Rock & Roll Generation

… flat tops, DAs and “a little dab will do ya”?

Have You Heard About... Journey into Amazing Caves

… something being beautiful and scary that takes your breath away all at the same time? In the IMAX DVD Journey into Amazing Caves, you experience all of that and a lot more. In Greenland, you find these amazing cavers/scientists descending into the beautiful, but very dangerous, ice caves.

Have You Heard About... 100 Greatest Baby Boomer Toys

… the coolest toys ever played with? 100 Greatest Baby Boomer Toys by Mark Rich is a delightful look at the toys that you remember from your childhood. Go down memory lane as you remember when you got a Barbie doll, Mr. Robot or a Hula Hoop (mine was pink). Remember Slinkies or Silly Putty? The Daniel Boone coonskin hats were “way cool” back in the day.

Have You Heard About... Thunder Dog

… a man who was born premature and became blind after they put him in a sealed incubator and pumped in pure oxygen until his lungs matured? That was the procedure used in the 1940s for premature babies.

Have You Heard About... The Daily Cookie

… feeling like you weigh 500 pounds after reading a cookbook? The Daily Cookie by Anna Ginsberg has 365 cookie recipes, one cookie recipe for each day of the year. Ok, so you’re not going to make a batch of cookies everyday unless you’re planning to send them to our troops overseas or hosting a super gigantic family reunion.

Have You Heard About... 4 Ingredients Christmas

… cooking with only four ingredients? In the new 4 Ingredients Christmas, by Kim McCosker, there are all kinds of “Simply Yummy Christmas Recipes” that require only four basic ingredients. Most are pretty simple, but a few of them require foods that might be a bit hard to find.

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