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Enjoy a little comic relief for a Monday!

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Prolific children’s author Dav Pilkey, who unleashed Dog Man, conjured Captain Underpants but saved the diaper for Super Diaper Baby, turns 53-years-old today, March 4!

To celebrate, we ask: What do Piqua, Ohio, Captain Underpants and the masters of slapstick -- the Three Stooges -- have in common?

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The answer is Curly Howard, one-third of 20th-century America’s most famous comedy trio! *

Howard’s real name was Jerome Horwitz, and if that sounds familiar to you “Underpants” fans, congratulations!

You recognize it as the name of “Jerome Horwitz Elementary School” in Piqua, Ohio, which the series characters attend.

For more information about the unique educational institution, check out its actual website:

https://jhelementary.wixsite.com/jhelementary/resources

It even includes a map!

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If you like the characters of Cleveland, Ohio, native Dav Pilkey, have we got a collection for you! Go to:

http://encore.middletownlibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__SDav%20Pilkey__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=def

If the “Three Stooges” tickle your funny bone, look no further :

http://encore.middletownlibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sthree%20stooges__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=gold

Or try our voluminous eLibrary, available via our website : www.midpointelibrary.org > eLibrary. It contains “Hoopla” with literally “hundreds of thousands of free movies, TV Shows, full music albums, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and more…”

No MidPointe Library card? No problem! Sign up for your free library card at any MidPointe location : Middletown, West Chester, Trenton, Monroe and Liberty Township!

* Source: “Captain Underpants — The First Epic Movie (2017) Trivia” at IMDb.com : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2091256/trivia

Photo credits:

https://pilkey.com/author

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curly_Howard

https://captainunderpants.fandom.com/wiki/Jerome_Horwitz_Elementary_School