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Posted at 4:07 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Popsicles & escalefters: 5 fun blog posts

By Washington Post editors
Washington Post editors

Nothing like a nice cold treat on a hot, steamy day -- which segues nicely into our five favorite blog posts du jour.

From the files of “Did you ever wonder … ” a brief history of the Popsicle courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Food and Think blog:

Learned a new D.C.-only term today from Beyond DC: “escalefter” – as in those people who stand on the left instead of the right, as Metro escalator etiquette calls for. The blog takes a look at The Post’s seat-hog story. Yes, we can ask them to move, yes we can shame them, but is there a better solution to the creature that is the seat hog, the blogger ponders?

The Beyond Bread blog reminds us that Bread for the City is sponsoring its third annual parking lot picnic Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Drop by and meet the staff of one of D.C.’s largest nonprofits. Also, hear about their expansion plans:

Oh my. The Indoor Garden(er) presents coffee caramel sweet potato cinnamon rolls. I repeat: Oh my.

Ever wonder about those Lockhouses you see along C&O Canal? Turns out a few of them are available for overnight stays, reports The Natural Capital. It’ll be a rustic adventure (some don’t have electricity or bathrooms) but if you’d like to rough it, why not?

Thanks for reading. Is there a great blog out there we're missing? Let us know:

By Washington Post editors  | July 20, 2010; 4:07 PM ET
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the smithsonian article makes me want to go get a Pleasant Pop this weekend at the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market... (

Posted by: annemarieindc | July 21, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

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