Sundown: Bishop Nailed for Holocaust Denial
Plus: smell is not a matter of taste, a senior roadster, and more
• British Bishop Richard Williamson has been convicted and fined for denying the Holocaust in a 2008 interview on Swedish television. [AP]
• Mel Brooks will get his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this month. [On the Red Carpet]
• Philip Barak, a 75-year-old race-car driver, said he didn’t start winning until he painted his car blue and white. [Jewish Chronicle]
• Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have proven that the “pleasantness” of odors is determined by molecular structure, which doesn’t help explain why some people salivate over a whiff of gefilte fish, while others run from the room. [WI]
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