Chapter 3: Detroit Never Forgave Him
Then, with tears welling up in his eyes, Nick added, “You know, Detroit never forgave him for defeating Joe Louis. The public wanted a more colorful, dominating presence in the ring and they just couldn’t appreciate the subtle brilliance of his performances. Not only that but they felt that he was holding back in some of his most important bouts…that he was overly cautious. Well, do you want to know why?” I was riveted.
Chapter 4: The Deadly Dentist
“He was not a drunkard. He always had a bottle of whiskey but never drank habitually. When he needed a drink, he would only take a small one.” Could a person be inebriated on a regular basis if he was also alert enough to count cards and have enough manual dexterity to gamble professionally, use a gun and knife with accuracy, and ride a horse?
Chapter 9: The Interview
Dr. Fritz blurted out, “Jesuit high school, Jesuit college…you’re not going to find any of that Jesuit stuff around here.” I said, “I beg your pardon?” He responded by asking, “Don’t you think that your religion would pose a handicap in the practice of medicine?”
Chapter 12: Humor as Medicine
One style is self-serving, while the other style serves others. In the first style, an individual displays self-enhancing humor and a humorous outlook on life and can maintain this positive perspective even when faced with potentially stressful events and situations. These individuals also use humor as a coping strategy to minimize negative emotions and keep a realistic perspective on life.
Chapter 10: Wombmates
It is commonly believed mirror image twins have finger, palm and heel prints that are mirror images of one another. But that belief is not true. The prints of any pair of identical twins are more alike than are the prints of two unrelated people, with a high correlation of loops, valleys, whorls and ridges. As with all identical twins, however, the details of hand and foot prints in mirror image twins are not identical—nor are they mirror images.
Contrary to popular belief, a trained German Shepherd police dog can unerringly distinguish the difference in scent between identical twins. There is probably no epigenetic basis for this. It is thought to be due to their exposure to different infections throughout life.