I’m a teacher. If you as a parent will read with your child often and early, your child will thrive in school. I’m talking daily books read together from newborn to about third grade. Every single day. No teacher can replace that.
Kaiser Wilhelm II of the German Empire, Silesia, 1913.
On the set of Goodfellas
Edward Furlong (John Connor), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991
Most Common Last Name in Europe
A dark cloud descends on the aftermath of the Battle of Passchendaele – Western front, WW1, 1917
Alcohol is a depressant, which means it slows the activity of the brain. If someone abuses alcohol over a long period of time, their brain will adapt and create more and more sensitive reactive chemicals to try to retain normal brain function even in the presence of alcohol. This is called tolerance.
Mercy dogs were trained during World War 1 to comfort mortally wounded soldiers
Mercy dogs, also called casualty dogs, were first trained by the Germanic armies of the 19th Century, but their popularity only grew. The sanitatshunde were trained to find the wounded and dying anywhere on the battlefield. Sometimes they carried medical supplies to help the wounded care for themselves until they could find care from a doctor or medic. If the soldier was too far gone for medical care, the dog would stay with him as he died, to ensure he wasn’t alone.
If a mercy dog on the battlefield found a wounded man, it would return to friendly lines with its own leash in its mouth, indicating that one of their own was out there and in need of help. Most importantly, the dogs were able to distinguish between a dead and unconscious man. If he was dead, the dog would move on. If he were dying, the dog would stay with him.
A waitress was tipped a lottery ticket and won $10,000,000. She was then sued by her colleagues for their share. Then she was sued by the man who tipped her the ticket. Then she was kidnapped by her ex husband, and shot him in the chest. Then she went to court against the IRS (article)
She lost the lawsuit with her coworkers, but then won it on appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court.
The guy who tipped her sued because he said she should “buy him a new truck”. That was dismissed.
And other details are crazier, like she shot her husband in the chest, he took the gun, and then she successfully convinced him to let her drive him to the hospital.
She also won the case against the IRS.
And she gave most of the money to her family, and works as a poker dealer.