When Charles Barkley decided to wear #32 to honor Magic Johnson who had recently announced he was HIV+, he responded to concerns that players would contract HIV by playing with Magic by saying, "We're just playing basketball. It's not like we're going out to have unprotected sex with Magic."
TIL of Desmond Doss, who despite being a pacifist, served as a combat medic in WWII and saved 75 people during the Battle of Okinawa without even carrying a gun. He was the only conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in the war.
TIL that Timothy Ray Brown is considered to be the first person cured of HIV/AIDS. Brown had chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant to treat leukaemia. His transplant came from someone with a natural genetic resistance to HIV. He was cured of HIV but scientists don’t fully understand why.
South Africa announced they would remove white people from their land in March 2019. Canada announced they would reward South Africa with a check for $50million. The USA will hand over $208million to South Africa this year? Why?
TIL After South Park aired the episode Chef Aid, the term 'Chewbacca Defense' entered the legal lexicon. The legal strategy aims to deliberately confuse juries than refute cases. The practice was widely used by lawyers before the episode, but South Park gave it a term.
Partisan Pissmatch erupts over the merit of Libertarians, Horseshoe Theory, and Enlightened Centrism when a user comments "Confession: I used to consider myself a conservative and called myself a "bleeding heart libertarian." Turns out I was actually more of an embarrassed socialist."
Currently on top floor of Stephens Green shopping centre til 4pm selling over 300 paintings in aid of Alone charity. Mention you're from Reddit today when buying a painting and get a free mince pie 😊
[Marc J. Spears] While [Draymond] Green accepted the suspension, a source said he was surprised at being fined a $120,000 game check and plans to appeal the franchise’s decision with the aid of the players association.
[Nadkarni] Biyombo has invested his wealth to build a better future in the Congo. From creating scholarships for kids to attend high school, to refurbishing hospitals, all the way to opening his first high school this summer, he is determined to change the biggest misconceptions about his homeland.