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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: Is it true that Chef Boyardee is a fictional name created from the names Boyd, Art and Dennis -- the men who created the company? -- J.G.L., Roseburg, Ore.

A: This is a popular urban legend that has been circulating for several years. It is not true.

Ettore "Hector" Boiardi was born in northern Italy in 1898. He worked in restaurants as a young boy and then immigrated to New York City at age 17, joining his brother. His brother worked at the Plaza Hotel, and he gave Boiardi a job in the kitchen, where he developed his culinary skills.

In 1929, Boiardi moved to Cleveland and opened his own restaurant. The chef and his spaghetti sauce became so popular that people began to ask for extra portions to take home. He expanded his production to an adjacent lot and sold his sauce, dry pasta and special cheeses in area stores. Boiardi Americanized his name to Boyardee, making it easier to spell and pronounce.

By 1938, he outgrew the Cleveland facility and moved to Pennsylvania. During World War II, the company prepared food rations for troops. American Home Products bought Chef Boyardee in 1946; ConAgra Foods purchased it in 2000. Hector Boiardi remained with the company as an adviser until his death in 1985. And, yes, that is his picture on the label.

** ** Q: Which former Beatle was the first to have a No. 1 single after the group's split? -- J.L., Dover, Md.

A: George Harrison was the first to have a post-Beatle No. 1 with "My Sweet Lord" in 1970.

Q: What can you tell me about Q-Tips? Who invented them? When? What does the "Q" stand for? -- M.L., Youngstown, Ohio

A: In 1923, Poland-born American Leo Gerstenzang watched his wife wrap bits of cotton around the end of a toothpick to use on their newborn. Leo thought he could come up with a better idea. He spent several years working on his creation. When it was perfected, he opened the Leo Gerstenzang Infant Novelty Co. -- not a very imaginative company name. The name he chose for his product was even worse -- Baby Gays. Apparently the public didn't like it very much either, and the product didn't sell.

In 1926, Gerstenzang changed the name to Q-Tips Baby Gays. That was an improvement, but it still needed some work. In time, "Baby Gays" was dropped, and the rest is cotton swab history.

What does the "Q" stand for? According to the company, quality.

Q: If I had a spanner in my toolbox, what would I have? -- E.N., Milford, Pa.

A: You'd have a wrench. That's what the British call it.

Q: Who was the first female telephone operator? -- K.N.T., Denton, Texas

A: Emma M. Nutt was the first female telephone operator.

Prior to Sept. 1, 1878, telephone companies hired young boys as operators, but many were unreliable in getting to work, and when they did show up, they were often rude to customers. In 1878, Nutt and her sister were hired by the New England Bell Co. in Boston (or the Telephone Dispatch Co. of Boston), and a women-only trend began. Nutt remained at her post for 33 years.

Q: I still enjoy watching Abbott and Costello. Which of these funny men died first? At what age did he die? -- B.L.R., Panama City, Fla.

A: Louis Francis Costello died March 3, 1959, at age 52. His comedy partner, William Alexander "Bud" Abbott, died April 24, 1974, at age 78.

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