Stan’s Strange but True: July

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Stan Bowes

Stan Bowes, from Diggle, has uncovered some interesting and entertaining facts – you just couldn’t make them up.

IN 2001, New York doctor Richard Batista was generous enough to donate a kidney to his wife.

His action wasn’t entirely altruistic though.  His marriage was in difficulties, and he hoped his kindness would lead to a happier situation.

Sadly, life doesn’t always go the way you want it to. Shortly after the operation proved successful, his wife filed for divorce.

Not particularly amused, the doctor demanded the return of his kidney or compensation of $1.5 million dollars.  The case reached the courts, who decided a gift is a gift, with no right of return.

Improve your vocabulary
Agrafe: The wire ‘cage’ used to hold the cork in place on a bottle of champagne.  Also a small hook used to fasten clothing.

Forficulate: To have a creeping sensation, as if insects are crawling over your skin.

A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.


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