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In Israel, President Obama Shows Genuine Interest in Fascinating Things

In America, President Obama is regularly forced to feign interest in mundane things, such as overhead bins, shipping containers, and tomatoes. But in Israel today, no feigning was necessary as Obama examined a host of genuinely fascinating things at the Israel Museum, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls 

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… a robotic snake used in search and rescue missions 

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… some kind of hairnet that analyzes brain activity 

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… and an exoskeleton for people with disabilities.

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Genuinely fascinating! 

Obama Shows Real Interest in Fascinating Things