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Content for Thursday, August 24, 1995

News & Stories

The straight-talkin', hard-playin' tennis great Pancho Segura

Wander into the hills of Carlsbad between 5:30 and 6:35 a.m. and you might encounter a legendary man walking through the streets. He's pigeon-toed, so he'll appear to be walking sideways, but his gait will ...

August 24, 1995
Electronically charged plasma — what it is

Hey, Matt: What exactly is plasma? I don't mean the stuff that comes from our bodies, but the fourth state of matter. Cosmic stuff. The stuff that ex-X-man Havock shot out of his chest and ...

August 24, 1995
Why they paint tree trunks white

Dear Matthew Alice: Why are the bases of some trees (mostly palm trees) painted white? — Michelle S., Chula Vista This mysterious arboreal graffiti actually has a practical purpose. In hot climates, white latex exterior ...

August 24, 1995
Mexicali is now the Seattle of Mexico

Mexicali has changed a lot in recent years. No longer sleepy, it now has clubs, bars, and restaurants that feature live music with sophisticated lighting systems, wide-screen TVs, and satellite dishes. The last official census ...

August 24, 1995
The indestructability of cats' whiskers

If you clip a cat's whiskers, will this cause a permanent loss, or will the stubs grow out again to their proper length? Or will each stub fall out and a new bristle grow in ...

August 24, 1995
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