While it looks somewhat like a tennis ball machine, it’s all juicer and so hi-tech you don’t have to do anything other than place a whole orange, grapefruit or pomegranate into the chute. The machine takes it from there. First, the internal rotating flywheels press the fruit onto a stainless steel micro serrated blade that bisects the fruit. Then spinning reamers squeeze the exposed pulp to extract the juice through a filter that removes the bitter pith and pulp to leave you with the perfect glass. Got guests for brunch? The machine can dispense up to a whopping 84 oz. of juice per minute; HammacherSchlemmer.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.