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  • The cheer will be obvious in each of the Airport’s five terminals, with giant walk-in snow globes to serve as creative and unique settings for family photos.
  • Santa’s elves will provide balloon entertainment for Brunch With Santa participants.
  • The ignorance gap that the new math created between parent and child has not even begun to mend. Before the new math, I had a mysterious aura about me. I never said anything, but my children were convinced I had invented fire.
  • While listening to a radio interview with novelist Richard Ford, I was shocked to hear him say that his father made a living selling Faultless starch--in bulk by the railroad carload. Instantly I recalled seeing boxes of Faultless starch used by my mother when doing laundry. Of course, this product is still on sale in stores, but it now comes in aerosol cans.
  • Romesco sauce means as much to Spain as pesto means to Italy. Originating in Tarragona, Spain, in the Catalonian region, romesco sauce is rich and nutty. It is believed to have been first created by fishermen using a mortar and pestle to eat with their catch of the day. Nuts used in this classic sauce include any mixture of pine nuts, almonds, or hazelnuts. It is more like a dip or chutney than a sauce.
  • 1924 – Edwin Hubble's scientific discovery that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula within our galaxy, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe, was first published in a newspaper. The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth in the Andromeda constellation. Also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, it is often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy, but not the nearest galaxy overall. It gets its name from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda. The Andromeda Galaxy is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 44 other smaller galaxies. The Andromeda Galaxy is probably the most massive galaxy in the Local Group as well, despite earlier findings that suggested that the Milky Way contains more dark matter and could be the most massive in the grouping. The 2006 observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that M31 contains one trillion stars: at least twice the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, which is estimated to be 200–400 billion.