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In 1953, the majority of H.M.'s hippocampus, was surgically removed from both hemispheres of his brain.

The Healthy Living feature, “The Memory Story,” shows how people can give their memories a boost, and scientific research on memories is about to receive a big boost — from a man who couldn’t remember anything. Read this gripping story from Esquire magazine about that man here.

Fantasy Otters
Our story on the Evansville Otters (“An Oral Otter History”) is about real men playing a real sport hoping to land a real (and big) payday. But, have you ever met a man obsessed with fantasy sports? He isn’t the only one. The fantasy sports business is a $4 billion industry with more than 30 million participants. See this clip from an ESPN documentary, Silly Little Game, about the birth of fantasy sports.

It’s Magic
Michael Pittman is an abstract painter turned magic realist turned, maybe, abstract artist again. Whatever his style, he does it well. In the magazine, we wrote on Pittman’s magic realism pieces (15 Minutes). This New York Times piece depicts the life of Robert Vickrey, one of the most admired artists in the magic realism camp. He died this year.

Betting on Gettysburg
“Welcome to Goeddesburg” reads the sign marking the far West Side home of Mary and Tom Goedde. It is an homage the real Gettysburg (pronounced the same way). We covered the Goeddes’ appealing landscape in the latest issue (“Welcome to Goeddesburg”), but the site of the Civil War battle — Gettysburg, Penn. — has a few more fights left in it.

Food Fight
In “Zesto on Wheels,” we showed Mike McAtee’s food truck offers the same great, deep-fried menu as its namesake drive-in restaurant, Zesto. McAtee’s inspiration came from his Texas roots. There, burrito trucks are as common as cowboy boots, and those in the food truck business take it seriously. Don’t take our word for it. Digest this article on food truck wars from Texas Monthly.

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