Four of the world's most famous superheroes appeared at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Spiderman, Batman, Captain America and Superman's mission for the day was to cheer up the children battling illnesses as they did their window cleaning rounds. Apparently, all the guys had tears of joy in their eyes behind the costumes—they said it was very touching and overwhelming how excited the children were. The high-rise washers positioned their safety harnesses around the costumes before unfurling their ropes from the 12th floor and climbing along the walls. Dozens of hospitalised youngsters pointed in amazement as they came into view and saluted to them before the cleaning jobs began.
Have you ever noticed that email spam is on the decline?
Some days it may not feel like it but it actually is! Why? Improvements to spam-blocking technologies and cheaper "legit" advertising are working in our favor. According to a recent report, the percentage of email identified as spam is still huge--72.1% in 2012 but it's been dropping every year recently and is the lowest it's been in five years.
A couple in Connecticut is getting an early Valentine’s Day gift: an award for being the longest-married couple in the country!
John and Ann Betar have been married 81 years. John is 101 and Ann is 97. They’re honored by the recognition but don’t know what all the fuss is about! John said they don’t have any secrets for a successful marriage, just simple rules they live by, like “live with contentment, don’t live beyond your means, and just go with the flow.”
They say it’s no big deal being married 81 years when you’re in love!
Source: New York Daily News
Michel Oher, whose story was made famous in the Oscar-winning film "The Blind Side," grew up in Memphis, Tenn., the son of a crack-addict mother and an absent father. He didn’t have a permanent home and was eventually taken in by the Tuohy family. Oher, an offensive tackle, helped the Ravens hold off the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31.
Sandra Bullock, who played Tuohy in the film, won an Oscar for her role. On Sunday night, she attended the game. Her adopted son wore Oher’s jersey.
“Dreams do come true,” Oher told ABC News after Sunday’s victory. “I came so far, from nothing to a Super Bowl champion. I’m in shock right now.”
Source: ABC News
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night could keep U.S. Postal Service employee Deborah Ford from making it to her clerical job at Detroit's main post office. Ford retired Wednesday after 44 years on the job – without ever taking a single, solitary sick day. Nope. Not even one. If she needed to go to the doctor, she took vacation time, and if she felt under the weather, she'd "shake it off." Her sick-leave balance of 4,508 hours will net Ford a 5 percent pension boost, which is nice. Also nice: Although Ford may not have missed a day, she says she'll "certainly miss the people" she's worked with.