Dude, pass the Bromine… 
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A fuming red brown liquid at room temperature that readily evaporates to form a similarly colored gas. Sounds like a ton of fun on a Sunday afternoon, at the Weevly World of Wacky Science Wexperiments! Probably not something I want…

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Is it a Mountain or a Molehill? 
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Art connoisseurs the world over are never too far from a venue that fills them with wonder and awe. Europeans have the Tate, the Louvre, Prado, and the vaunted Uffizi Gallery. Americans have the Met, the J. Paul Getty Center,…

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How about those cheese curls? 
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Popcorn is good, but corn puffs are great. Both of them are made by doing something magical to corn kernels, but popcorn is a messy expression of that magic, leaving behind husks and debris all over your teeth and gums,…

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My Sole is Fragile
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I’m pretty confident I have weird feet. I don’t know if they’re flat, crooked, or inverted, but they don’t seem to fit into most shoes like a hand fits in a glove. If you’re a podiatrist and reading this, please…

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It’s not your fault… 
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Anyone would tell you that Todd Sikorsky had a tough life, but usually he would be the first one in line. It is not easy being the father of three rambunctious boys, all three of whom were diagnosed with ADHD…

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Get Lost, Get Found 
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This is a repeat of a Shabbos email from 2009, likely the last time I spent Succos in Israel. The crowd started thickening about fifteen feet from the massive double doors leading into the succah. It was definitely no ordinary…

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