The man's name was Frank, but he didn't want to tell you that. He didn't like the way it sounded or how his mother said it, with a long "a". She used to make fun of him about it and call him Fonky Frank, which made his father furious. It had been years since Frank heard his parents talk to each other; he wasn't sure when they stopped talking. They were both gone now, one dead and one in a coma, but Frank still remembered how much he'd hated hearing their arguments and his father's threats to leave.
He didn't know if the man in the picture he was holding was his father or not. Frank had found it on the ground near the apartment complex where he used to live.
One thing was for sure, though. At some point, somebody had scrawled a long list of fifteen items on the back of the photo.
Frank squinted and started reading the list -- it went ...
The TLC network was created by NASA.
Juries can just say “we know they did it, but the law is dumb, so not guilty.”
Wine starter kits were sold during prohibition to get around alcohol bans.
Bayer released heroin as a cough suppressant over a hundred years ago.
Video games are bringing teens into libraries.
Spider-Man was written into the MCU before Sony gave the OK.
China had a smallpox vaccine in the 4th century.
GM would rather save a few bucks than save a few lives.
Voices in a woman’s head accurately located a brain tumor.
Two brothers were killed by the same taxi one year apart.
A highly intelligent orangutan named Fu-Manchu is a master escape artist.
“Earthbound” anti-piracy measures did not mess around.
Kamikaze pilots could return to base if they didn’t find a good enough target.