A 12-year-old Little Leaguer last week achieved a feat unmatched by any major league pitcher—throwing a perfect game by striking out every single batter he faced. Jacob Terao, of West Seattle, threw 54 strikes and 27 balls during the regulation six-inning game, striking out 18 batters in a row and leading his team, the Rays, to a 4–0 victory over the rival Braves. The major league record for consecutive strikeouts is 10, set by Tom Seaver of the New York Mets in 1970. “It was a real special experience because I know it doesn’t happen very often,” Terao said.
When Trish Vickers lost her sight, she poured her energies into writing a novel in longhand. But at the end of a 26-page writing session, she was devastated to discover that her pen had been dry and all the pages were blank. In desperation, Vickers, of Lyme Regis in the U.K., turned to her local police force’s fingerprinting department for help. To her relief, the officers were able to use special lighting techniques to recover the writing from impressions on the pages. “It was nice to do something for somebody,” said forensic specialist Kerry Savage, who completed the task during her lunch hours.