Water Cooler: Pop culture fun

Here are a few things in pop culture that caught our eye last week.

■ Clark County business license agents crack down on peddlers ■ along the Strip. Because only casinos are allowed to sell bottles of water for five bucks.

■ Contestants in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee are required to also know the definitions of spelling bee words. Just a clever scheme to convince us that things like “guetapens” are actually words.

■ Nevada state senators 86 a move by the state Assembly to make Picon Punch the official state drink. Everybody knows Nevada’s state drink already is any drink that’s comped, served with a desperation chaser.

■ Barbara Eden wows fans when, at age 78, she appears in her “I Dream of Jeannie” costume at a charity event. That tingle we’ve always gotten from seeing her in that costume now is, frankly, a little confusing.

JOHN PRZYBYS (przybys@reviewjournal.com)

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Different organizations offered activities for kids and adults to learn about birds and celebrate their migration journey at Sunset Park. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
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Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Meadows School founding kindergarten teacher retires after 34 years at the school
Linda Verbon, founder of the The Meadows School's kindergarten program and the first faculty member hired at the school, retired in the spring after 34 years at The Meadows. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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