How well do you know your Menorah?
Hannukah is observed by the kindling of one light on the Menorah every night for eight nights. While there are eight days in the celebration, the Menorah features a ninth light—the shamash—raised in the center of the Menorah. Why does the Menorah hold a ninth light? Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. We'll post the correct answer later Tuesday.
The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting features a world-renowned collection of early radio artifacts.
On February 18, 1908, Lee DeForest patented the "audion," a vacuum tube that could take a weak electrical signal and transmit it over a much larger scale. DeForest's invention was used in early radios, televisions and the very first computers. It's ironic but also fitting that on that very same day, Joseph R. Pavek—founder of the Pavek Broadcasting Museum—was born. "Given how key DeForest's piece was to early radio, it seems some destiny was afoot there," said Tom Mittelstaedt, associate director of the museum. That so-called destiny wouldn't be realized for upwards of 80 years when, in 1988, the broadcasting museum's doors would finally open. It took some time to get there, though. Joe Pavek had always loved radios. Making his …