Monthly Archives: November 2013

Death Breath

I learned two new words this weekend, “putrescine” and “cadaverine”.  These are both chemicals that make dead bodies smell bad. What I learned this weekend is that they are also two of the culprits in bad breath. I found this … Continue reading

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Hand Holding

While driving into the office today I heard yet another great NPR story. This one was about a train in the NY Subway that was stuck underground, without power, for two hours. The conductor is a very nice woman who … Continue reading

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Painless Parker

I don’t think I realized that Painless Parker was a real person, but he was. In my mind he and Alfred E. Neuman, a fictional character, were sort of intertwined. While Painless is a flamboyant name, it was actually his … Continue reading

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Kaboom

Dr. Urban just came back from the dental convention in New Orleans. They loaded him up with samples of the latest dental stuff. One of the products is the one pictured here, Kaboom Xerosticks. He gave me a sample of … Continue reading

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