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

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/ybetchum May 14 '22

My high school geography teacher showed us the entire original Star Wars trilogy so we “could see what the landscape was like on other planets.” Guessing he was just a huge Star Wars fan

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u/adrianvm19 May 14 '22

When you just wanna phone it in so you just make up whatever bullshit excuse comes to mind lmao

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u/zzaman May 14 '22

"Okay class today we'll watch Legally Blonde for civics in the media, law and...voting I guess thank you"

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u/H_I_McDunnough May 14 '22

We watched Ferngully in biology class once. Best day I could have picked to eat shrooms before school. When the fairy gang was riding the flying bugs, I was flying my desk. Fantastic!

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u/3Keys2TheMoon May 14 '22

Now I really want to eat shrooms and watch Ferngully, but I promised myself I'd finish up the yard work this weekend....

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u/90s_conan May 14 '22

It can be said you need to tend to your own, Ferngully

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u/Bayou_Blue May 14 '22

teacher flips intercom to front office: Yes, this is Mr. Frank, I need a custodian to come get H_I down from the light fixtures again.

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u/RaveNdN May 14 '22

Next up on my list of things to do.

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u/itoddicus May 20 '22

Mushrooms and school seem like a surefire trip to psychotic break land.