בכורות - Bechorot
Can a non-kosher animal (say, a pig) fertilize a kosher animal (like a sheep)?
Mermaids in rabbinic (and Greek) literature. And a sighting by Christopher Columbus.
The geocentric universe is modeled by the structure of an eye.
Yup. But can an ape suckle a human?
Much more than you might think. Especially in the United Kingdom.
Why the Talmud cared about holes drilled into skulls. And why it was so common.
The Cohen with a deficient number of testes, and Voltaire’s thoughts on the topic.
The medicine behind the Mishnah, and the earliest description of cirrhosis of the liver.
On the dangers of holding it in. Teachers beware.
Another genetic syndrome, first identified by the Talmud.
What the rabbis thought and what we now know.