Throw the First Stone(wall)

Throw the First Stone(wall)

    In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Greenwich Village gay club the Stonewall Inn.  Let’s set the scene. Gay clubs were much more than a place to get a drink or look for love. The 1960s, and the decades that came before...
Well-traveled Bodies

Well-traveled Bodies

In the winter of 1976, the 6 Million Dollar Man tv show was filming in a haunted house in Long Beach, CA.  When a crew member went to move a garish-looking dummy to a different spot, the dummy’s arm broke off at the elbow.  It was then that the crew member noticed the...
Earth’s Unsung-est Heroes: medical edition

Earth’s Unsung-est Heroes: medical edition

When you think of world-saving heroes, obvious answers come to mind: Superman, Captain America, Randy Quaid’s character from Independence Day, the usual.  But there are real life people who have thousands, millions, and in one case a billion lives in the real world,...
Unkillable

Unkillable

Lachimann Garung was a member of the British-American army during WWII.  The trench he was defending came under attack by Japanese troops with grenades.  Garung caught and returned two, but the third one took off his arm. Whereas the average person would be down for...

Surprise Polyglot

Like all things, English has changed and developed over time. Though it began as a German language, many words are taken from Latin and French. The grammar is also from other Germanic languages, but neither is it much like that of Romance languages. Romance languages,...