A 375-Year-Old French Bank Forgives Debts of... →
Just as France was being chastised for excessive national borrowing with a sovereign debt downgrade, thousands of lucky French people had their financial obligations forgiven after the country’s oldest bank decided to simply wipe their slate clean. Granted, it’s a small slate. The 3,500 clients who benefitted from the bank’s largesse had debts of 150 euros or less (about $190) with...
thedailywhat: Storytime of the Day: The latest StoryCorps (previously) heartwarmer starts with a typo, and ends with two people, half a world away, falling madly in love with each other. [storycorps.] I’m pretty sure we have had this story up here before — love it.
thedailywhat: Gorgeous Nature Film of the Day: “Emerging from the shadows and effortlessly gliding through their domain, the mermaids take central stage in Crystal River”: The endangered West Indian Manatees of Florida get a loving tribute in Built By Wildman’s stunning nature short, “Sirenia Shadows.” [tnw.]
85-Year-Old Woman Rescues Husband From Moose With... →
An 85-year-old Alaskan woman recently fended off a large attacker. The culprit? A moose. Anyone who’s seen one knows they are not to be messed around with but when the woman saw the animal attacking her husband she didn’t think twice about defending him…with a shovel.
Outfoxing Parkinson's: Michael J. Fox's Personal,... →
truth-has-a-liberal-bias: As Marty McFly, he took us Back to the Future. Now, through his work leading The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), actor and activist Michael J. Fox is helping to usher in a new future for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD)—one filled with hope. “I know without fail that we are getting closer—day by day, year by year—to the breakthroughs that...