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Fun Fact of the day: Sunglasses were originally designed for Chinese judges to hide their facial expressions in court
Today, sunglasses serve as protective eyewear, effectively preventing bright sunlight from causing discomfort or damage to our eyes. Of course, they’re also a fashion accessory. But sunglasses were originally made out of smoky quartz in 12th century China, where they were used by judges to mask their emotions when they were questioning witnesses.
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In case you missed it: Funds raised for Vernon woman who awoke mysteriously paralyzed
A Vernon mortgage broker has been on a month-long recovery journey after a mysterious medical incident left her paralyzed from the chest down, and friends and family are now reaching out to the public for support.
A GoFundMe campaign has been started of Charmaine Scherck, who arrived at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital after experiencing heart attack-like symptoms on Sept. 17. She was quickly transported to Kelowna General Hospital, and after numerous tests, doctors determined she had suffered a spinal cord stroke.
Doctors have told Scherck she’s a medical mystery and she’s still undergoing tests to determine the cause of her paralysis.
“Charmaine continues daily to work against the paralysis by doing rehab two times a day,” friend Jillian Almeida said in the campaign description. “Her strength and positivity is truly an inspiration. She is adamant she will walk again soon.”
Song of the Day: The Greeting Committee – She’s a Gun
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A family was rescued by emergency crews near Davis Island in Florida after their 18-foot jet boat capsized due to hazardous weather conditions.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 21, 2020