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Look carefully caricature and guess the name of musician.
What will be the missing number? (2, 8, 27, 85, 260, ?, 2365)
MATH PUZZLE: Can you replace the question mark with a number?

Mrs Potts sad iron

In 1871, Mary Florence Potts of Ottumwa, Iowa patented the "Mrs. Potts' sad iron (No.113,448). The invention is a detachable handle for pressing irons. Thus a person could heat a number of iron bodies on a stove, using each in turn with one handle. It was widely manufactured and licensed in the U.S. and Europe with advertising featuring her picture. The body of the iron was cast hollow and was later filled with an insulating material, such as plaster of Paris, cement or clay. Mrs. Potts claimed in her patent that this material held the heat longer so that more garments could be ironed without reheating the iron. Three irons, one handle and one stand were sold as a set. Mrs. Potts' iron is well known by antique dealers and collectors.

Finding Inner Beauty

Preparing for a yard sale at our house, my wife and I decided to put out a mirror we'd received as a wedding gift.
Because of its garish aqua colored metal frame we just couldn't find a room in our house where it looked good.
Shortly after the sale started, a man looking to decorate his apartment bought it for one dollar. 'This is a great deal,' he said excitedly. 'It still has the plastic on it.'
Then he peeled off the aqua colored protective covering to reveal a beautiful gold finished frame.

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