It wasn’t all bad
▪ David Knowles is lucky his students learn quickly. The 77-year-old retired nurse was teaching CPR to members of his church in southern England when he began to feel dizzy and went into cardiac arrest. Lying on the floor, Knowles instructed his trainees on how to helps life.
▪ Jude Sparks was hiking with his family in the New Mexico desert when he tripped over a rocky outcrop—and came face-to-face with an extremely rare fossil. At first, the 10-yearold thought his discovery of two large fossilized teeth and a tusk was part of “a big, fat rotten cow.” But when he sent photographs to a paleontology expert at New Mexico State University, Sparks was told he’d actually stumbled upon the skull of a stegomastodon— an ancient elephant relative estimated to be more than a million years old. “I didn’t know what it was,” says Jude of his remarkable find. “I just knew it wasn’t usual.”
▪ Joey Bozik is one of the most remarkable jiujitsu fighters in the world. The Iraq veteran is a triple amputee who competes with no legs and an amputated arm—and who uses his other arm, which has about 70 percent capability, to overcome opponents. He has traveled to Braziience has been years in the making,” said Bozik.
Illustration by Fred Harper. Cover photos from AP, Getty, AP ■