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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: I recently read about underwear that blocks X-rays for modest airline travelers. I have a vague recollection of hearing about similar undergarments being made many years ago. Are you familiar with such items? -- T.U., High Springs, Fla.

A: Shortly after Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered X-rays in 1895 and demonstrated how they could penetrate the human body to varying degrees, rumors quickly spread in London that X-ray glasses would soon be on the market that would allow wearers to look through clothing and see the naked body. Just as quickly as the rumors spread, X-ray-proof undergarments were made available. According to the story, the clothing item made a small fortune for the developer and the retailer.

Q: Who was the first movie star? I'm sure you have to go back to the days of the silent movie. -- H.L.N., Marion, Ala.

A: Most film historians agree that John Bunny was cinema's first major comedian, and many crown him the first movie star. Bunny (1863-1915) was a New Yorker who stood 5 feet 4 inches and weighed nearly 300 pounds. He discovered the world of entertainment when he joined a small touring minstrel show. He later became involved in the theater and musical comedies. By the time he decided to give "flickers" a try in 1910, he was making $150 a week, which is equivalent to about $3,600 today. He made more than 250 silent shorts for Vitagraph over five years and became the best-known face in the world. Sadly, only a handful of his films survived. SUPER TRIVIA: John Bunny was the first person to play Santa Claus in a movie.

Q: I had my automobile oil changed in the first week of November. The mechanic said matter-of-factly that it was time to change to 5W-30. I agreed, not having the slightest idea of what he was saying. Can you explain? -- E.V.A., Barre, Vt.

A: First, let me tell you that the "W" does not stand for weight, as most people believe, but for winter. The numbers represent the oil's viscosity -- the lower the number, the thicker the oil. The temperature range that oil is exposed to can vary greatly from the cold of winter to the heat of summer. This temperature range is too great for a single-weight oil, so a multi-viscosity oil is created by adding polymer additives. This provides the base grade viscosity when the oil is cold and the viscosity of the second grade when it is hot.

DID YOU KNOW? In 1901, J. Wesley Hanes founded a company called Shamrock Mills. He later changed the name to Hanes Hosiery. A year later, Pleasant Hanes formed the P.H. Hanes Knitting Co., which specialized in underwear. In 1965, the companies merged to form Hanes Corp. This was believed to be the only merger between two companies with the same family name.

Q: I've been around baseball all of my life, yet just recently I heard the term "walk-off home run." What does it mean, and why is it so named? -- W.K., Naples, Fla.

A: A walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. The home run must come in the bottom of the final inning of the game, giving the home team the win. It is called a "walk-off" home run because both teams walk off the field immediately afterward, rather than finishing the inning.

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