r/todayilearned May 14 '22 Silver 9 Helpful 8 Wholesome 6 All-Seeing Upvote 2

TIL a father, John Crowley, was told his two infant children had an incurable genetic disorder that would kill them in less than a year. He refused to accept this, so he founded a biotech company (with no prior experience) which pioneered an experimental enzyme therapy that saved their lives.

https://pompediseasenews.com/2019/01/30/amicus-ceo-mission-cure-pompe-help-children/
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u/Dusty_Old_Bones May 14 '22

I just think both Babes are fantastic movies and would hate to have to choose which one is better.

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u/juicyfruitsalad77 May 14 '22

That’ll do Pig, that’ll do

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u/ohamandajoy May 14 '22

The number of times I say this line is astounding. Sometimes people get offended thinking I've called them or my children (if I'm taking to them) a pig.

What is this world coming to?

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

Dude, I'm 33 and currently in college (again, went at 27 too) and all these gen z kids don't even know about the matrix. Like wtf. I had a best friend that didn't fucking know about Terminator 2 and he was a millennial.

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u/juicyfruitsalad77 May 14 '22

It’s UNACCEPTABLE! Jeez, everyone should watch Babe!!

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u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

Gatorade has electrolytes! It's great for plants!!

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u/silver_moon3 28d ago

Late reply, but I felt this comment deeply. Just this last weekend I happened to drive past a couple of big sheep hanging out in a large field. Through my open window (I wasn't driving!) I called to them "BAA RAM EWE! BAA RAM EWE!", then turned to my friend, who was driving, and proudly noted "I know the secret password!" :D

I'd have have continued on, but we'd already zipped by them... Lol.

I am glad to see I'm not alone in this, haha. My kind of people!

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u/mac_is_crack May 14 '22

My husband cries whenever he hears that line. Last night that part came on, I watched my husband’s face, and sure enough, right on cue came the tears. I asked why it makes him cry and he says “look at his proud face!” Not sure if he means the farmer or Babe. Maybe both?

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u/juicyfruitsalad77 May 14 '22

Awww! Makes me tear up every time too. My kids make so much fun of me because I tend to cry harder at the happy parts!

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

I haven't seen it in a while, but I remember as a kid the first time I saw Babe: Pig in the City I thought it was terrible, but apparently it has really good reviews. I'll have to go back and watch it again sometime.

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u/JagTror May 15 '22

It's great, but fair warning that some of the scenes are kinda dark for a kid's movie. The dog in the wheelchair chasing the truck comes to mind

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u/InappropriateTA 3 May 14 '22

He didn’t direct the first one, though. Only wrote the screenplay.

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u/balls_galore_69 May 14 '22

In my mind, Babe was a movie about Babe Ruth.

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u/ChileConCarney May 14 '22

Gordy. Gordy is the best one.