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    Paralympian Rick Hansen wheelchairs around the world. An excerpt from About Canada

    October 17th, 2013

    Thousands of cheering supporters greeted 30-year-old Rick Hansen at Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium, May 22, 1987, as he pushed his wheelchair the final yards of a 26-month, 40,073-kilometre journey, crossing four continents, 34 countries, and five mountain ranges. Read the rest of this entry »


    Women can’t pole vault—can they?

    March 29th, 2012

    Stacy Dragila was fascinated by the thought of soaring up in the air at the end of a pole. Read the rest of this entry »


    Toilets of rich and poor: extravagance and want

    March 1st, 2012

    Gold-plated toilets are items of luxurious art for the rich and famous, but just sanitary ones are unknown for half the world, and were a problem for the tourist minister of Malaysia in1998. Read the rest of this entry »


    Debt collector’s thumb persuasion

    February 23rd, 2012

    The unique employee relations policies of Daniel Provenzano (1965- ) of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, might have been the inspiration for his debut as a filmmaker. In pleading guilty to two counts of racketeering and Read the rest of this entry »


    Famous chicken job that no one wanted

    February 22nd, 2012

    It is March, 1974, the Friday before the Easter break at San Diego State University.  A local radio station can’t find any of its staff members willing to don a chicken costume and Read the rest of this entry »