Thomas Fuller, an African sold into slavery in 1724 at the age of 14, was sometimes known as the “Virginia Calculator” for his extraordinary ability to solve complex math problems in his head. He was asked how many seconds there were in a year and a half.
Randall Champion accidentally touched a high-voltage line, electrifying himself & stopping his heart. A fellow linemen J.D. Thompson performed CPR until paramedics arrived. Champion survived. This famous photo is known as "The Kiss of Life." (1967). Photo by Rocco Morabito.