After Graduating from Yale, This Guy Completely Quit Talking and Went for a 9,000-mile Walk

Oct 3, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

For one year, 23-year-old Yale grad Greg Hindy didn’t utter a single word. Not when he became lost in a snowstorm in Zion National Park, or even when he collapsed of food poisoning in Salt Lake City and was brought to the hospital.

Greg HIndy

Hindy had taken on a vow of silence: for 365 days, he would trek across the United States without using any technology, relying on the kindness of strangers…

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Correct quiz show answer is obvious. But all the wrong answers are better…

Sep 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

When this contestant was asked about the idiom “Guilt trip” on a recent episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, he got it right. Because it’s a really easy question.

Who Wants to Be a Millionairs - Guilt Trip

(via Reddit)

But it’s too bad that the other options are “wrong.” They’re all incredible and we should start using them. Because, really, who hasn’t been on a shamecation?

Doctors baffled when Australian wakes from his coma…speaking fluent Mandarin

Sep 10, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

When Ben McMahon woke from a coma two years ago, he was just happy to be alive. Speaking fluent Mandarin was just a bonus..

I wasn’t consciously thinking I was speaking Mandarin, it was what just came out and it was what was most natural to me.

The strange part? Ben wasn’t fluent in Mandarin before the car accident that put him in the coma. He had studied Mandarin and French in high school, but he says it never really “clicked.” Most of us who took a foreign language in school can relate. Studying it and knowing it are completely different.

Ben McMahon

But once awoken from his coma, he was able to speak and write Mandarin with near-native fluency.

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