Category: People

To celebrate her 104th birthday, Holocaust survivor Shoshana…

To celebrate her 104th birthday, Holocaust survivor Shoshana Ovitz asked for a gift: That all her descendants come together for prayer at the Western Wall (the Kotel). This is the picture.

Lucius Cincinnatus, a Roman statesman and military leader was…

Lucius Cincinnatus, a Roman statesman and military leader was given absolute power to rule the empire when it was attacked. After his victory, he immediately resigned his post as Dictator and went back to farming. The city of Cincinnati is named in his honor.

Chuck Yeager broke two of his ribs two nights before a test…

Chuck Yeager broke two of his ribs two nights before a test flight. Worried an injury would have him removed from the mission, he snuck a broom handle into the plane with the help of his friend to help him seal the hatch. He then proceeded to become the first human being to break the sound barrier.

25 year old Kenyan, Roy Allela invented smart gloves that can…

25 year old Kenyan, Roy Allela invented smart gloves that can convert sign language movements into audio speech, for his six years old niece who was born deaf.

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik…

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret police and ordered to be shot. As the firing squad lined up, an officer asked if he was really the famous chess master. The officer made Bernstein play a game for his life against him. Bernstein won easily and was released.

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik…

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret police and ordered to be shot. As the firing squad lined up, an officer asked if he was really the famous chess master. The officer made Bernstein play a game for his life against him. Bernstein won easily and was released.

A study in Canada found that people now have a shorter attention…

A study in Canada found that people now have a shorter attention span than goldfish, just 8 seconds.

Philip Gale, a child prodigy committed suicide at age 19,…

Philip Gale, a child prodigy committed suicide at age 19, jumping from a classroom’s window. Before jumping he wrote on the blackboard Newton’s equation for how an object accelerates as it falls, along with a sketch of a stick figure tossing a chair. He signed it, “Phil was here”

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Medal of Honor recipient, Edward Carter, could speak five…

Medal of Honor recipient, Edward Carter, could speak five languages, fought in his first war at 15, and joined the Spanish Civil War to fight fascists at 20, before eventually fighting in WW2. Despite his heroism in combat, he and all other black awardees would not be recognized until 1997.

People have more empathy for abused puppies and dogs than they…

People have more empathy for abused puppies and dogs than they do for adult humans who have been abused, a study suggests.

Photo : U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Valentine