"My brother is too kind. He was eminent when my eminence was only imminent." -Niles Crane
Question #1576 posted on 11/21/2003 4:02 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

In reference to "open sesame" (Nov. 17), my mom told me that a ripened sesame seed pod will burst open if you just barely touch it with your finger--like magic! Hence the origin of "Open sesame!"

- nordo