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Heroes

A Star Athlete's Agent Said He Was Making The Biggest Mistake Of His Life. Didn't Matter.

"When I think about a life of greatness, I think about a life of service."

At his height in the NFL, Jason Brown was one of the best. While wearing #60 for the St. Louis Rams, he had a five-year, $37 million contract. That's kind of a lot of money.


Then one day, he walked away from the game, the fame, and the fortune.

What did Brown leave the game to do? What was the one thing that could make him walk away from a life many dream of having?

Jason Brown wanted to become a farmer.

It bears mentioning that Brown had never farmed a day in his life.

But that still leaves us wondering why. What led him to take up farming?

Brown practices what he preaches. He plans to donate the first fruits of every harvest to local food pantries. I think the reporter here said what we're all thinking:

See the full report below.

via UNSW

This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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