Saturday, December 18, 2021

Best of 2021 (Part 4)


During Pope Francis’ weekly Wednesday audience this week, the pontiff was in the audience of a real-life Super Hero, Matteo Villardita. 

Villardita, an Italian native, dresses up a Spider-Man to cheer up hospitalized children, such as those currently residing in the Vatican’s pediatric hospital. 

Speaking to AP TV, Villardita revealed his mission of helping ailing, hospitalized children to find some joy and smile. 

While meeting Pope Francis, Villardita, dressed in his Spider-Man suit, asked the pontiff to pray for these children and their family, and offered him a spare mask as a gesture of “through these eyes I daily see pain from sick children in the hospitals.” 

Inspired by the Marvel fan’s commitment to his cause, the Vatican described Villardita as a “really good Super Hero.” During Italy’s pandemic lockdown, Villardita estimates he made over 1,400 video calls to cheer up the hospitalized children he was not able to visit in person.

Bananas are Radioactive 

Bananas are rich in potassium, a mineral that balances water levels in the body as well as keeping blood pressure healthy. But a small proportion of that potassium is the unstable radioactive form, which you are swallowing alongside the regular potassium every time you eat the fruit. Other fruit and vegetables rich in potassium will also be a teeny bit radioactive in the same way. Thankfully it's next to impossible to get a significant dose of radiation from eating fruits and veggies.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, Sam Wilson SHOULD be Time's Person of the Year! Actually, at the moment I'm rewatching "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" -- so good, even the 2nd time around!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

It was very good and am reminded how much I enjoyed it. Hawkeye is a bit slower and less full of so much than Falcon and Winter Soldier.