It wasn’t all bad
A young dinosaur enthusiast has outsmarted the staff at London’s Natural History Museum. Charlie Edwards, 10, who has Asperger’s syndrome, was enjoying the museum’s “Dino Snores” sleepover event when he noticed a wall sign that wrongly identified a four-legged protoceratops as an oviraptor, a birdlike dinosaur that walked on its hind legs. Charlie let a staff member know, and the museum later contacted him to say thanks, promising to fix the error. “When he likes a subject,” says Charlie’s mother, “he will try to find out everything about it.”
Football season has yet to start, but linebacker Jerrell Freeman is already putting his muscles to good use. The 6-foot, 236-pound Chicago Bear was about to tear into a brisket sandwich at an Austin airport, where he was waiting for his flight to training camp, when he noticed another man choking. After an older woman unsuccessfully attempted the Heimlich maneuver, Freeman jumped in to help. It took two attempts, but Freeman was able to dislodge the food—also brisket—from fellow flyer Marcus Ryan’s throat. The two men happily returned to their meals. “You can’t get between a man and his brisket,” says Freeman.
A pregnant doctor interrupted her own labor to help another woman give birth. OB-GYN Amanda Hess was getting into her patient gown at a Kentucky hospital when she heard that another mom-to-be was experiencing complications, and that the woman’s on-call doctor hadn’t arrived yet. Using a spare gown to cover her backside and shoving a pair of boots over her flip-flops, Hess leaped into action—sweeping into the delivery room just in time. “She was just glad to be able to get to push and have the baby out,” says Hess, who later gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Ellen Joyce. ■