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Sneak Peek #6: Stephen Hawking's Drive-bys

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Our Jan/Feb issue hits newsstands tomorrow (ish), so we're giving you another reason to go out and pick up a copy! One of the things I love is when you hear stories that make heroes a little more human. The new issue's got a little feature on nerdy celebs with anger management problems. Here's the section on Stephen Hawking:

Wheel Power

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While renowned mathematician and physicist Stephen Hawking can't show his anger through the inflections of his electronic voice, he manages to compensate with his wheelchair. Hawking once rammed into a car that was blocking a handicap ramp. But his anger isn't reserved for mis-parked vehicles. He's also known to run over the toes of people who irk him, including several of his assistants. Rumor has it, he's even skidded over Prince Charles.


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I love it! But that just scratches the surface. The issue also talks up Robert Frost's awful temper, and what makes Katie Couric mad. Be sure to check out the new issue on newsstands. Or better yet, pair the subscription with a brand new mental_floss T-shirt and save yourself some money. Click here for details.

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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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