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R.I.P. John Fairfax, A Man Who Rowed Across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans When He Wasn’t Doing Even More Extraordinary Things

John Fairfax of Henderson, Nevada died at the age of 74. He was the most interesting man in the world: At 13, in thrall to Tarzan, he ran away from home to live in the jungle. He survived there as a trapper with the aid of local peasants, returning to town periodically to sell the jaguar [...]

Wallet Found After 40 Years

Rudolph R. Resta, 77, walked out of a wintry rain recently, through the revolving door of a largely empty Times Square office building, and into his distant past. He found his two sons, now in their 40s, when they were small enough to fit into the same lawn chair, side by side. He found his wife, [...]