One Whole Century, He’s Still Serving Patients

Yes, indeed.  A doctor who just turned one hundred, is still making house calls to his patients.  According to Dr. Fred Goldman, this is a crucial part of his work since a lot of them are too sick to leave their houses.   He has been serving his patients faithfully for 76 years and a couple of weeks ago, tons of them came to throw him a surprise birthday party.  But it ended up with him surprising them as he showed up an hour-and-a-half early.  Still, there must have been some surprise element as he said he nearly had a heart attack on seeing so many people gather there for him.

At 100-years old, Goldman is the oldest licensed physician who is practicing medicine in Ohio.  At the party he couldn’t stop himself from being in his natural element by asking his patients about their various ailments.

Still, some people are surprised that his patients are so loyal to him.  Why would they want to be treated by such an elderly doctor?  Well, one of his patients – fourth generation – explained it simply:  “he’s seen it all and he knows everything.”  Now that is a pretty tough argument with which to contend.

Goldman’s Later Career Path

In 2007, Dr. Goldman asked Dr. Leo Wayne – who was 81-years-old at the time – to join him.  But Wayne was ready to retire, and, at age 96, Goldman cut back from five to three eight-hour work days.  Wayne said he would not suggest Goldman retire.  He is a great diagnostician, knows his patients and realizes he’s still up to the job.  In addition, he said that most people his age don’t feel a thing; “they’re dead,” he added, to a roar of laughter from the crowd.

Real Batmobile Created in Ohio

Casey Putsch, an Ohio resident, Batman fanatic and aspiring racing driver, has created the world’s first real Batmobile. In a five-month project, Putsche created a car that is powered by jet turbines, which can reach 180 mph.

Registered and Insured

According to the inventor, the most amazing part of the car is the military spec turbine engine used in Navy helicopters. Modeled after the Batmobile featured in 1989’s Batman Returns, the car is registered and insured for the streets.

Speed Limitations and Attention Disorders

Putsch said: “The car’s greatest limitation for top speed is drag. It has really wide tires and the Batmobile body has loads of inherent and parasitic drag with its design. My car’s top speed is between 165mph and 180mph- although I’m not saying I know how it handles at high speed. The reaction I get is a mixture between complete shock and pure excitement. You could have a parking lot of Veyrons, Aventadors and McLarens and everyone would be looking at this car. I know from experience.”

He continued, “It transcends the car world and breaks down the boundary between fiction and reality with people. When people see it, they are mesmerized- even little old ladies are getting their cellphones out for a picture and video.”

“I can build almost anything,” he said. “Hopefully, with a bit of backing, I will make it all the way to Indy and bring home a 500 win.”

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Donor’s Family and Face-Transplant Recpient Meet For First Time

Due to the generosity and kindness of the family of Anna Kasper, Connie Culp became the world’s first recipient of an almost total face transplant in 2008. Today, 2 years after the history-making surgery, the family of Anna, who died suddenly of a heart attack in December of 2008, met with Connie.

The meeting was an emotional, private event, with laughing, crying and talking.

“It was kind of awkward at first, because we didn’t know what to say,” Connie said Sunday, back at her home in rural southeastern Ohio, in the small town of  Unionport.

“But it was great. They’re just really nice people. It’s awesome, how much we have in common.”

In 2004 Connie was shot in the face, disfiguring her so entirely that children would run from her, calling her a monster. She was missing an eye, her nose, both of her lower eyelids, her upper lip and her top teeth. She had almost no vision and she was forced to eat through a tube and breathe through a hole in her throat.

On December 10, 2008 all that changed. Connie is now 47 and has been thanking her donor as soon as she began publicly appearing, but without knowing the name of the donor she could never thank her by name. Now Connie, with a new lease on life is thanking Anna Kasper at every opportunity.