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The Friday Post #35: Renaissance Medicine at NLM, Harry Potter and 2 Quizzes

So excited about going to see the fifth movie based on J.K. Rowling‘s work, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which was released in the U.S. on July 15th at midnight.  I’ve read every book in the series at least twice.

A timely exhibition by the librarians from the U.S. National Library of Medicine features an exhibit (both digital and real) about herbal medicine, mythical beasts and other fantastical arcana in a series called “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine“.

NLMHarryPottersWorldImage credit: National Library of Medicine – All rights reserved – copyright 2009


American Library Association is co-sponsoring the traveling Harry Potter exhibit, which will stop in the U.S. at twelve libraries starting in the fall of 2009..

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She needs to sort out her priorities!

— Ron Weasley, commenting on Hermione Granger in the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (1997)

Quiz #1

If you’re a big Harry Potter fan, you might want to check out which house in Hogwarts that the Sorting Hat would place you in, which you can do by clicking this link and filling out a 122-item questionnaire:

Hogwarts Sorting Hat Quiz

Said Ravenclaw, “We’ll teach those whose intelligence is surest.”

The sorting hat says I belong in Ravenclaw.

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Quiz #2

Associate editor Jennifer Van Grove on Mashable wrote an article entitled “What Kind of Social User Are You?” (July 15 2009), which links to a brief online quiz from Anderson Analytics entitled “Social Networking Services User Typing Tool” (click here to take it).

After taking the quiz, their assessment ranked my social networking skills as:AndersonAnalyticsSNSImage credit: Anderson Analytics – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009


Oh man.  Their assessment of my SNS skills is encouraging, but it doesn’t seem to be too accurate.  Because, although the blogging part is going well, in fact…  I’m pretty sure I flunked Twitter.     🙄

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That’s the Friday Post for Jul 17 2009, folks.  Have a nice weekend!

2 responses to “The Friday Post #35: Renaissance Medicine at NLM, Harry Potter and 2 Quizzes

  1. Davis July 17, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    I too can’t wait, but I’m going to have to — can’t stand the likely crowds this weekend

  2. creaky15 July 17, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    All shows have been sold-out in my neighborhood ever since 12 Midnight show on Wed. My kids went and said it was a great movie – but 3 hours long.

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