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February’s Strange But True

Pauline Antonio-Nguyen, Lit-Art Editor

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The Undead Man:
Miracle patient Gonzalo Montoya Jiménez was declared dead by three doctors, and just as they were about to perform his autopsy, Jiménez started to snore. They realized he was alive not a second too late because they had already marked his body. He regained consciousness and was sent to the ICU at the University Hospital of Asturias in Oviedo, Spain. According to Jiménez’s family, Jiménez had epilepsy, which could be why his body appeared dead. People with epilepsy can sometimes have a catalepsy, which causes the body to be rigid and lose consciousness.

Robert E. Lee:
There has always been a debate about the necessity of confederate statues and monuments in America, and at Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas, the district decided to change the name of the school in 2015. In late 2017, the North East Independent School District announced that the high school would be renamed Legacy of Educational Excellence High School, L.E.E for short. In an interview with NBC News, Edd White, a trustee who voted for the rename, stated, “I just think we’re trying to put lipstick on a pig if you’re gonna still have the acronym LEE.”

Pope Marries Couple in the Air:
Pope Francis married two flight attendants, on a plane traveling from Santiago to Iquique. The couple, Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi, revealed that they had gotten married legally but not in a church because of the 2010 earthquake in Chile, according to the Washington Post. The pope then asked them if they would like to be married by the Church and they eagerly agreed. ABC News noted that the event was “historic, that there has never before been a pope who married someone aboard a plane.”

Car Crashes Into Second Floor:
In Santa Ana, California, a car was found lodged into the second story of a dental office. According to the Orange County Fire Authority, the car was going at very high speeds when it hit a center divider that launched the car into the air. A small fire ignited when the car hit the building but was quickly extinguished. Two people were in the car but were safely removed with only minor injuries. The driver revealed that they had been using narcotics, and Santa Ana police stated that only the driver would be admitted to a hospital.

Trapped Butcher Saved by Blood Pudding:
The walk-in freezer was set at minus twenty degrees Celsius, and when McCabe walked in, the wind shut the door behind him. At first, McCabe was not concerned, as there was a release button inside the freezer. However, due to the cold weather, the button was completely frozen over. He quickly looked around the freezer and saw a blood pudding. “The black pudding was the best thing to hit the button with because it was the right shape. I used it like the police use battering rams to break door locks in,” stated McCabe.

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February’s Strange But True