The little boy who grew up in Mt. Washington will become possibly the most powerful American in the Catholic Church. Continue reading
Washington had recurrent bouts of malaria. A migrating bullet caused Andrew Jackson so much discomfort, it was finally removed without anesthesia. Teddy Roosevelt had such bad myopia, he didn’t recognize his own kids without his glasses. Reagan had chronic hay fever.
No matter how common or rare the presidential malady, you’ll find it compiled on Dr. Zebra’s website. Doctor who? A self-proclaimed doctor (real name unknown) who has chronicled “the heavy burden of disease that has afflicted our presidents” because “the problem of presidential illness needs wider discussion.” Continue reading
On Wednesday, the 41st anniversary of the last human lunar landing, the commander of Apollo 17 picked up the phone to speak with a 6 1/2-year-old from Colorado who is on a mission of his own: He wants to save NASA.
A guy in a Boston suburb found out just how much his dog loves him late last month when they were out on their daily constitutional. Continue reading
“I covered my eyes and screamed and prayed and hoped everything would be OK,” Camille Bomboy says.
The 18-year-old was “driving” deer on Monday on her family farm in Mill Hall in Clinton County when she saw black bear cubs run by, state police told NBC affiliate WBRE. Then momma bear showed up, knocked her to the ground, nearly tore off her ear and left gashes on her scalp and arms, ABC News reports. Continue reading
Elian Gonzalez is all grown up and espousing the communist party line that his mother fled from 14 years ago. Continue reading
Southern Afghanistan at night is a dangerous place.
It’s Americans like Army Sgt. Jonathan Speth who make it less so. Continue reading
George H.W. Bush, who was not well enough to join the Presidents Club (Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter) at the memorial in South Africa on Tuesday for Nelson Mandela, instead joined Twitter to offer his condolences.
As of Tuesday evening, @GeorgeHWBush already had more than 34,000 followers.