Today I am going to tell you about three non-related things that I thought were quite interesting. This first one is about an interesting alarm clock used back in medieval times. I guess even back then, people had to get up in the morning at a set time. So, how did they do it? Well, some medieval monks figured it out. They lit a candle and placed it between their toes. Not sure if I like that alarm clock but I bet it sure worked. Of course, if you were a sound sleeper you wouldn't have any toes left (grin).
Now, let us jump forward to 1939. I suppose you all have heard of Howard Hughes, right? He set a round the world speed record back then. He was noted for bright ideas and for being a little eccentric and this feat of his was no different. Why? Well he stuffed his plane full of ping pong balls. His reason? He thought it would cushion him in case of a crash and if he went down in the ocean, they would keep him afloat. Ah, he never got to test it.
Now for a more recent story. This took place in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, not too far south from where I grew up and lived half my life. The star of this story is a pot bellied pig!! It seemed that he saved his owners life. The pigs owner had a massive heart attack and fell to the floor. The pig somehow squeezed itself through a doggy door and and went out and laid down in the street. After a few minutes a young man stopped and the pig led him to the house. 911 was called and the pigs owner made it to the hospital and got treated in time. Now, I hope you enjoyed my three short stories and you all have your selves a great day today, you hear?