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Surgeon draws cartoons on kids’ bandages to make the hospital experience less scary

Pretty much the only thing Christina Potts Whipkey remembers about her daughter’s surgery nine years ago is the butterfly. The black and white insect, complete with hearts on its wings, was hand-drawn on the bandage 7-year-old Kennedy got after hernia surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio. The artwork and medical procedure were done by…MORE

A Michigan man found $43,000 in a secondhand couch. He returned it all

A Michigan man bought a used couch for his man cave in December, and this week, he made an interesting discovery — $43,000 in cash hidden in the cushion. Howard Kirby bought the couch from a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Owosso, Michigan, CNN affiliate WNEM reported. But the ottoman that came with the couch…MORE

The Iowa caucuses look like a hot mess

First things first: The theme song of the week is Murder, She Wrote. Poll of the week: A new Monmouth University poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers voters finds a close race with former Vice President Joe Biden at 24%, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 18%, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 17% and…MORE

Meet the man trying to walk 1,000 miles … in a pair of swimming trunks

The bleak midwinter can be tough. It doesn’t matter how many layers you put on, you just can’t shake the cold. It’s even worse when the rain or snow comes. So the image of a man dressed in a pair of skin-tight blue swimming trunks, accessorized with a woolly beanie, a football scarf of English…MORE