Ron Strang was on patrol in Afghanistan when a primitive land mine exploded.
"When it went off, it came across the front of my body," Strang says. Though he survived the blast, his left leg was never the same. Shrapnel destroyed most of the muscle on his left thigh. He used to run, swim and hike. But even after he recovered, those days of carefree movement were gone.
Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 11:05 pm
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has been dogged by controversy after he admitted to smoking crack, will take time off to seek help for substance abuse, The Associated Press and the Toronto Sunare reporting.
Ford told the Sun he was "ready to take a break" in order to "go get help." The paper adds:
Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 8:49 pm
Time flies, you say to yourself all the time.
Well, here's a little perspective: In a gassy planet about 65 light years away from Earth a day only lasts eight hours.
Scientists calculate that Planet β Pictoris b spins at about 56,000 miles per hour at its equator, faster than any planet in our solar system and about 50 times faster than Earth, even though the planet has a diameter that's 16 times that of Earth and is 3,000 time heavier.