Don’t Follow the Leader

For you winter Olympics fanatics out there, you might recall a devastating turn of events back in 2010. The gold medal was on the line in the 10,000-meter speed skating event. In speed skating, the skaters are required to switch lanes throughout the race (outside lane and inside lane). Sven Kramer, the best in the…

The Unopened Letters

In 1806, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born into a difficult family. Elizabeth’s father was very domineering and for some unknown reason forbid any of his 12 children to ever marry. At the age of 15, Elizabeth became very ill, suffering from head and spinal pain which would plague her for life. Being mostly confined to…

The Missing Book

On the outside, it could be one of the coolest libraries in existence. Walking up to the Kansas City Public Library, you will be met with a bookshelf look displaying 22 works, most of which are popular and well known. The titles displayed include Romeo and Juliet, Fahrenheit 451, Charlotte’s Web, Lord of the Rings,…

True Science

Two friends decided to go into the produce business together. They put their money together and bought a pickup truck to get started. Everyday they would drive 100 miles into the country and buy watermelons for fifty cents each. Then they would drive back into town and sell them “two for a dollar.” At the…