Grandma Gatewood hiked the 2,200 mile Appalachian trail at 55 bringing only Converse shoes, an army blanket and a plastic shower curtain after reading about it in a magazine and telling her children she was going for a walk. She hiked it again at 72 and 75. 00
In 2015, Norma Bauerschmidt, a 90 years old woman was diagnosed with cancer. Instead of starting treatment, she, her son, daughter-in-law, and dog, went on a year long road trip around the US, travelling 13,000 miles around 32 states. 00
In 2004 a flawless diamond worth $300,000 was attached to the nose cone of each Jaguar Formula One car in order to promote the film Ocean’s 12. On the first lap of the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the drivers crashed into a barrier, and the diamond was lost. 00
Claud Hatcher bought a large amount of Coca-Cola syrup from a salesman and thought he deserved a reduced rate for the amount. When refused, Hatcher vowed to never purchase Coca-Cola again and was determined to develop his own soft drink. He kept his vow and today we have Royal Crown (RC) Cola. 00
During WW2, the winner of the Tour de France, Gino Bartali, put his fame to a good cause. He hid counterfeit document in his bicycle and smuggled them through Nazi checkpoints. These documents saved over 800 Jews lives. 00
in 2010 a couple purchased the town of ‘Wauconda’, in Washington, for just $360,000. It came with a café, a gas station, a post office, a four-bedroom house and their own zip code. 00
In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as “The Candy Bar Strike”. 00
The woman, named Joy Milne, can smell Parkinson’s. In one test, she was given 12 t-shirts, 6 from those who have Parkinson’s and 6 from those without. She identified 11 of them but was adamant that one control subject had Parkinson’s. 8 months later that subject was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. 00
Rule Number 1 when working in an office: DO NOT MESS WITH PEOPLE’S LUNCHES.
Comedian Zak Toscani tweeted out a suspenseful story of an office lunch caper, and the results are pretty hilarious. Keep in mind Toscani is a comedian so there’s been no actual verification that this story is true…but let’s all hope someone wouldn’t joke about such a serious matter. Here’s how it all started…
HR had to step in to remind everyone of the most important code of honor in any office.
Then the perpetrator appeared…
And she did the unthinkable…she acted like she didn’t steal the shrimp fried rice.
Things began to escalate.
Toscani decided to up the ante.
Others on Twitter were mesmerized by the story and decided to share their own tales of lunch theft.
And Toscani added his final thoughts on the matter.
There are some sick people in this world…
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One of the great things about the digital age we live in is how accessible things are: things that were once completely out of reach are now right at our fingertips. Like taking a popular course at Yale University online.
Yale’s “Psychology and the Good Life” course is now available as a free online course to anyone with an Internet connection. The class debuted just this spring and, remarkably, it’s already the most popular course in the 317-year history of the university.
Roughly 1,200 students are currently enrolled in the class, that’s about a quarter of Yale’s total student body. Psychology professor Laurie Santos will teach the online version, called “Science of Well-Being”, from her home. The course description reads, “The purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice.”
The six-week class consists of readings, video lessons, and the ability to connect with fellow classmates. Take a look at the description for the class and enroll at Coursera.
h/t: Mental Floss
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