Thought, Fact & History: 23 November 2022

THOUGHT

“We always hope for the easy fix: the one simple change that will erase a problem in a stroke. But few things in life work this way. Instead, success requires making a hundred small steps go right – one after the other, no slipups, no goofs, everyone pitching in.” – Atul Gawande

FACT

The term “cholesterol” is from the Greek khole or “bile” (as in “cholera”) + sterops or “solid, stiff” (as in “sterility”).

HISTORY

2005 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf elected as President of Liberia

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner is also the first woman to be elected as head of state in an African country.

 

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