Episode #456

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Dennis Kusinich

James Marsters

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Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    Sex is not allowed during the Sabbath. While ‘modern’ orthodox Jews allow physical interaction short of actual penetration, most orthodox Jews do not allow even simple touching of ones spouse since that may lead to intercourse.

  • Item #2 Science

    Tearing toilet paper is not allowed. Even if the roll is perforated the detaching of squares is considered ‘work’ and not permitted.

  • Item #3 Science

    Killing lice on the Sabbath is permitted and not considered ‘work’ since, as the Talmud notes, lice dont have parents and are created from dust and thus not real animals and may be disposed of as desired.

Skeptical Quote of the Week.

‘My personal philosophy would be don’t whine, don’t let opportunities pass you by, be willing to work hard, and remember that you don’t know as much as you think you do, ever.’ - James Marsters