The Major League Eating record for rice balls is 20 pounds in 30 minutes, held by Takeru Kobayashi; no doubt temporarily depriving several local Japanese sushi bars and a few weddings of raw material.
A patient complained to his doctor: "Doc, you have to help me. I'm addicted to Twitter."
The doctor replied, "I'm sorry. I don't follow you."
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"
--Author Tulku Thondup
This week in 1964, the first animal-to-human heart transplant was performed by Dr. James Hardy at the University of Mississippi, who transplanted the heart of a chimpanzee named Bino into the chest of 68-year-old Boyd Rush. It was a last-ditch effort to save Rush's life because no human was heart available. The newly transplanted heart beat on its own, but it was too small to maintain independent circulation and Rush died after 90 minutes. The first successful human heart transplant occurred three years later.