Subject: Fw: Swansea Jack was a famous dog who rescued 27 people from the docks and riverbanks of Swansea, Wales
Swansea Jack (1930 - October 1937) was a famous dog who rescued 27 people from the docks and riverbanks of Swansea, Wales.
His first rescue, in June 1931, when he saved a 12-year-old boy, went unreported. A few weeks later, this time in front of a crowd, Jack rescued a swimmer from the docks. His photograph appeared in the local paper and the local council awarded him a silver collar. In 1936, he had the prestigious 'Bravest Dog of the Year' award bestowed upon him by the London Star newspaper. Legend has it that in his lifetime he saved 27 people from the Docks / River Tawe.
Subject: Fw: The Mummy Baby: 6500 Years old Peruvian Child Mummy
This Peruvian child mummy, known as the "Detmold Child," has been radiocarbon dated to 4504-4457 B.C. more than 3,000 years before the birth of King Tut. The child, which was about 10 months old when it died, naturally mummified in the hot, arid desert environment.
Subject: Fw: Roona, the baby from India, has successful surgery to reduce huge swelling on her head
Roona, the baby from India, has successful surgery to reduce huge swelling on her head. Roona suffers from hydrocephalus - a potentially fatal condition that causes cerebrospinal fluid to build up on the brain. Her condition caused her head to swell to a circumference of 94 centimeters. Roona's skull size has been reduced to 58 cm after a series of operations.
'The dog saved my life,' said Williams from his St. Luke’s Hospital bed, 'He tried to hold me up.'
Cecil Williams, 61, was making his way to the dentist at 9.30 am with his 10-year-old black Labrador Orlando when he suddenly felt faint and began to wobble perilously close to the edge of the platform.
His longtime buddy desperately tried to hold him back from falling by pulling at his leash.
Witnesses said the dog was barking frantically and tried to stop Williams from falling, but they both fell to the tracks when Williams fainted.
Orlando woke Williams by licking his face as an approaching A train was arriving. The pair cowered in the gap in the middle of the tracks and Williams only suffered a gash to his head as the train rolled over them.
Williams is also sadly going to lose Orlando when the dog retires next year. His health insurance does not cover a non-working dog.
Ray Cole jumped into the water to save a drowning baby kangaroo. When asked afterwards why he did, he said, “When I was growing up, we learned and lived by the motto that you reach out and help others."