Irena Sendler smuggled children in boxes, suitcases and caskets, saving the lives of more than 2,500 Jewish children. During World War II, she watched in horror as the Nazis forced Jewish people to live in a ghetto in Warsaw, Poland where disease ran rampant. Soon, it became clear that the Nazis intended to exterminate the Jews. That’s when Sendler took courageous action. To gain access to the ghetto, she pretended to be a nurse. She used a fake I.D. and told German soldiers she was there to deliver supplies and care for the sick.
Everyone knows that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole. Why Jim Glaub and Dylan Parker started receiving hundreds of letters addressed to Santa at their New York City apartment is a mystery. Initially, they wrote off the letters as a scam or a practical joke. They Googled their address to see if they could dig up why so many children thought Santa lived at their apartment. But they found nothing.
Like many teenagers, Hannah Jordan believed her parents picked on her. One day the 15-year-old reached the end of her tether and had to let off steam. She wrote a rant on Facebook full of swear words. In it, she accused her parents of forcing her to do too many chores. Her furious father decided to teach his daughter a lesson. He took her laptop and fired nine bullets into it. The trigger-happy dad filmed the incident and posted it on YouTube. He called the video “Facebook Parenting: For The Troubled Teen.”
Ever had one of those days when you wish you’d never been born? Mumbai businessman, Raphael Samuel, has them all the time. The 27-year-old Indian man is so fed up with life, he plans to sue his parents for allowing him to be born. There are only two cast-iron certainties in life: birth and death. And it goes without saying that we have no choice in either. Yet Samuel believes he is entitled to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent.
During one week in 1946, 14,000 babies were born in Britain. From their first breath to old age, scientists have tracked and recorded the lives of each one. New cohorts of babies have been added multiple times over the decades. At this point, there are five generations participating in the study. And the total number of participants is 70,000 and counting! That adds up to a boatload of data. It’s enough data, in fact, that the research has generated over 6,000 academic articles and books. These are some of the best-studied humans in the world!
Imagine you’re a stranger in a strange land far from home. You’re fleeing a brutal government responsible for the imprisonment, torture, and death of your family and friends. You’ve lost everything and traveled miles. You’ve risked it all to find a safe place.
New York City math professor, Ari Nagel, has 22 children with 18 different women. Ari’s oldest child is 12, and Ari is in a serious long-term relationship with the mother. The other 17 women were just looking for a sperm donor and Ari was happy to help. Some of these women were single and wanting to have a baby. Others were lesbian couples looking to have a child.
There are places on this planet full of turmoil, where armies wage war against each other. But what many people don’t know is that another kind of army exists, and they don’t shoot guns. An army of nuns rescues victims of human trafficking around the world. They do this by disguising themselves as prostitutes and laborers.