World’s Strangest

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Virgin Mary appears in hospital window

Hundreds of Catholics have gathered outside a hospital in Malaysia after the image appeared in a window. The Sime Darby Medical Centre has become a hu…

Dog Tracked Owner 2 Miles to Hospital

When John Dolan was hospitalized, his dog Zander missed him so much that it decided to track him down to a hospital 2 miles away: Zander, seemingly decided he had to be by his owner’s bedside. Zander [...]

Replacement Parts

Organ transplants saves lives, but there aren’t enough suitable and available organs for those who need them. There just aren’t enough donors. Two doctors, Joseph Vacanti of Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts and David Cooper of the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa, are looking at ways around the human organ shortage [...]

Guide Dog for a Blind Dog

A guide dog is not news, but a guide dog for a dog? Now that’s neat! Here’s a heartwarming story of a blind dog and its guide dog: It was a rough life for Tanner, a blind Golden Retriever suffering [...]

11 Notable Patients at the Government Hospital for the Insane

St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., provided mental health care services to members of the U.S. armed forces and District residents when it opened as the Government Hospital for the Insane in 1855. Founded by social reformer and mental health advocate Dorothea Dix, St. Elizabeths treated more than 7,000 patients at its height during the [...]

The Insane Experiment

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. BRI member Ben Brand sent us this information about a couple of experiments conducted by a Stanford professor a few years ago. The results are a little scary -but frankly, they’re not that surprising, are they? EXPERIMENT #1 Researchers: Dr. David Rosenhan, a professor psychology [...]

Incredible Words with Friends Stories

Love Zynga’s hit app game Words with Friends? You’ll love these 7 incredible stories brought about by the addictive word game over at our pal Oddee. For example: Can you spell L-U-C-K-Y? [...]

Chicken Nugget Diet Not Adequate

Is there a picky eater in your family? This story may be useful to back up your warnings to the child who won’t eat anything but chicken nuggets or peanut butter sandwiches or bread. British 17-year-old Stacey Irvine was admitted to a hospital after she collapsed and had trouble breathing. It came to light that [...]

10 of Ben Franklin’s Lesser-Known Feats of Awesomeness

Franklin statue image via Shutterstock We all know about Benjamin Franklin’s kite-flyin’, library-establishin’, Declaration-signin’, newspaper-printin’, lady-killin’ ways but, in honor of the Ben’s 306th birthday, let’s celebrate some of his lesser-known but very cool contributions to society. 1. Ben swam with the fishes. As a youngster, Ben learned to swim in Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River and became [...]

The World’s Greatest Infant Criminal

It’s pretty hard for a newborn baby to escape from the hospital, steal a car, and take a joyride that exceeds speeds of 566 miles per hour. But when one Australian driver received a ticket dated the day he was born, he discovered that must have been the case. His petition to the court reflects [...]