While Words With Friends is definitely one great game to kill time, a family in California considers it as more than just a form of entertainment but also as a way to keep the mind active. More than that, the family claims that if not for the game, they would have already lost a loved one.
The family of a 90-year old mother from Northern California, Miyoko Saiki, is grateful for Words With Friends for saving her life. As the family’s matriarch has been addicted to the word app game for the past few years, usually playing it with her children, her son could not help but wonder why she was not able to make her move in the game one morning.
After all, Saiki usually starts the game early in the morning, just before her son Ken leaves for work at 7 in the morning.
Miyoko Saiki plays the game Words With Friends to be entertained and keep her memory active.
At around noontime, Ken checked the game again, which is played like Scrabble, and was further surprised that his mother had not placed her tiles yet. This prompted him to call her as he started suspecting that something was definitely wrong.
She never picked up the phone.
As Ken lives away from his mother, he had to call his sister Diane who lives two hours away from Saiki. When she arrived at her place, Diane found her mother sitting on her bedroom floor. Luckily, she was in her bedroom when she lost consciousness as she landed on her bed and eventually slipped to the floor.
“I must have passed out…I don’t remember anything,” Saiki said.
Little did she and her children know that the game app would save her life one day.
The old woman was immediately brought to the hospital where it was found out that she was suffering from dehydration and pneumonia.
Apparently, Words With Friends has saved the life of Saiki. As she has already moved in with Diane since the incident, it goes without saying that the mother and daughter now play the game beside each other while Ken continues to play it with them miles away from his family.
Turning 91 years old soon, Saiki hopes that she can still play the game for a longer time.
“It keeps my mind from being shot,” Saiki said in an interview with Inside Edition, claiming that she is the best player of the word game app.
Woman Films Mysterious ‘Secret Admirer’ That’s Been Bringing Her Flowers
She didn’t see that coming.
Getting flowers every day from a "secret admirer" would no doubt be a highlight of a woman's day. It was indeed Rosie's. She's been getting presents every day but it wasn't from who she thought it would be.
Rosie from UK got pink flowers every day since early Spring. She had no idea who was behind this. She first though it was just the wind blowing the flowers on her terrace.
One day as she was cooking in her kitchen, she saw her secret admirer approaching with the flowers.
Chinese Woman Wakes Up From Comatose After Hearing Nurse Singing Taiwanese Pop Song
This just proves the power of music!
There is no denying that music can be powerful. While it can magnify the mood that we feel as we listen to songs with lyrics we can relate to or remind us of memorable moments in our lives, music has proven once more that it can do wonders beyond our imagination as it prompted a woman to wake up from a comatose.
An unnamed woman from mainland China who had been in comatose for 4 months regained her consciousness after her nurse sang a song originally sang by Taiwanese singer Jay Chou. According to nurse Peng Keling, the 24-year old comatose patient became responsive as he sang Chou’s “Rosemary,” which is one of the singles included in the singer’s 2006 album entitled “Still Fantasy.”
Music is definitely more than just a form of entertainment.
IKEA’s Odd Experiment Asks Kids To Verbally Abuse A Plant To Raise Awareness On Bullying
This experiment show the adverse effects of bullying.
What does bullying do to a person? A company created a live experiment to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Day.
The experiment, which included two real live plants, was done by IKEA. The company placed the plants in a school with thousands of children in the Middle East. They were encouraged to take part in the experiment where they have to give compliments to one plant while the other receives verbal abuse.