It wasn’t all bad
When a pair of identical twin girls were born at a Georgia hospital, a pair of identical twin nurses were there to welcome them into the world. Tori Howard and her sister Tara Drinkard, 26, have been employed for years at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. But they had never teamed up in the delivery room until Rebecca Williams arrived for a C-section. Her babies, Emma and Addison, were born 3 minutes apart, and Tori and Tara each attended to a twin. “We’ve always worked well together,” said Drinkard.
NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch took a giant leap for womankind last week when they stepped out of the International Space Station and embarked on the first all-female spacewalk. Meir, 42, and Koch, 40, spent nearly eight hours outside the ISS, removing and replacing a malfunctioning power controller as they orbited 260 miles above Earth. This was Koch’s fourth spacewalk and the first for Meir, who is the 15th woman to walk in space. “What we’re doing now shows all the work that went in [to] the decades prior,” Meir said, “all of the women that worked to get us where we are today.”
Two firefighters found a novel way to calm a toddler following a minor car crash—they asked her for a manicure. After a car was rear-ended in Clearfield, Utah, Kevin Lloyd and Allen Hadley found a pregnant woman in the driver’s seat and a distraught but unhurt 2-year-old in the back. As medics tended to mom, the pair noticed the girl was holding bottles of nail polish, so they asked if she wanted to paint their nails. She quickly got to work, cheerfully slathering purple and pink polish on their nails and fingers. “I think she would have painted our toes if we’d let her,” Hadley said. ■