Rocking Around

Brenda Lee was only 13 when she recorded “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” She is shown in this photo with Elvis Presley at her first Grand Old Opry performance at age 13.

Groucho Marx

“Please forgive me for not writing sooner. I’ve been so busy not writing to other people that I couldn’t get around to not writing you in time.”

Too Young To Rock

How old was Brenda Lee when she recorded “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”?

You Can Bet On It

666 is sometimes referred to as the “Number of the Beast,” which arose from the cryptic reference in the Book of Revelation (13:17–18) (the Textus Receptus manuscripts of the New Testament) that this number is “man’s number” or “the number of a man.”  Today, the number is often used and widely recognized as a symbol for the devil (the Antichrist).  That said, in China, the number is often considered lucky.

For those betting folks in the audience, 666 is the sum of all the numbers (0 through 36) on a roulette wheel and for you linguists reading this, the fear of 666 or the digits 6-6-6 is known as hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

Woodrow Wilson

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

Tincture of Dry Ice?

Carbon dioxide (dry ice) sublimes directly from a solid into a gas, as does crystalline Iodine.  In fact, if the temperature never rises above the freezing point, water in the form of ice, will also sublime and eventually an ice cube, left alone in a freezer will ‘disappear’.  The opposite of sublimation is ‘deposition’ which refers to the transformation of a gas directly into a solid without becoming a liquid.  It’s pretty rare in nature, but when ice crystals form on your window, even when it isn’t raining or snowing, that’s deposition (or when a lawyer takes your testimony – that’s truly cold!!).

Louis D. Brandeis

“Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly.  Men feared witches and burnt women.  It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.”

Transformative . . It’s Elementary

What is the term for the transformation of a solid, directly into a gaseous state?

Bonus, name one or more substances (elements or compounds) that does this naturally.