What was your scariest experience while in prison?

What was your scariest experience while in prison?Answer by Paul Sean:So I wasn't locked up in prison, but I spent some time as an interpreter for inmates.My scariest moment was discovering that literally anyone could end up in prison. For the longest time, I used to think prison is a special place for “bad” people.…

Who is the greatest person that history has forgotten?

Who is the greatest person that history has forgotten?Answer by Joseph Koppenhout:This…is Stanislav Petrov.He, with no hyperbole or exaggeration, saved the world.Stanislav had the rather dull sounding job title of “deputy chief for combat algorithms at Sepukhov-15.” His job was to watch a computer and if a small red light went off on the computer…

What is the biggest scam you’ve ever seen?

What is the biggest scam you’ve ever seen?Answer by Teymour Bourial:The Audi A3.Now don't get me wrong. I'm sure it's a great car, with comfy seats and a great engine. Problem is, you probably overpaid it. A lot.That statement doesn't apply to you if you bought the car when it first came out. At that…

What is the most badass thing anyone has ever done?

What is the most badass thing anyone has ever done?Answer by Louise Barr:I think this Soviet doctor’s self-appendectomy qualifies! Leonid Rogozov, 27, was part of a 12 person expedition to Antarctica in 1961 and he was the only doctor. In March, the winter darkness set in on the polar wasteland, with constant storms and howling…

What annoys you about doctors?

What annoys you about doctors?Answer by Bas Kirmani:Goodness, where to begin.The things that absolutely annoys me the most about doctors is - generally - their willingness to do what they need to climb up the greasy pole of the medical system.For patients, here is the terrifying truth; climbing up the ladder has very little to…

What are the secrets of being likable?

What are the secrets of being likeable?Answer by Lisa Kirk:I learned the secrets of being likeable from a waitress named Debbie.I was working in a high end restaurant as a cocktail waitress. The place was known for its steaks and was a hot spot for business men. The lunch crowd was made up mostly of…