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Brothers Become Fathers 82 Minutes Apart

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One family grew two sizes yesterday when New York brothers Nick and David Pereira became fathers within 82 minutes of each other at the same hospital. Today the families are resting at Winthrop University Hospital on Long Island, only two doors away from each other. Nick Pereira told ABC News the brothers are leaning on each other for support and even got a break for dinner last night.

"We talked about how amazing this is, that it actually happened on the same day and the whole procedure of the wives' giving birth," Pereira said. "We talked about how amazing it was to go through it at the same time and how amazing women are that they can do this. We think men wouldn't be able to handle it."

Nick and his wife Beth went to the hospital yesterday, not knowing his brother David and wife Claudia were already there. They found out their wives were both giving birth through text messages, and the cousins were delivered within 82 minutes of each other. Nick and Beth welcomed their second child, Nathaniel, and later David and Claudia welcomed their first child, Gwyneth. The moms did not have the same due date; Nathaniel arrived nine days early and Gwyneth one day early.

Did you like pinball machines?

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The place now includes several rooms, each filled with tables from different eras. In the front are dozens of old-school machines. "I like to make the customers at least walk past the classic tables," said Schiess. On the walls are gigantic murals of pinball art painted by Dan Fontes, board member and volunteer.

Technically it's a museum, but unlike at the Louvre, you won't get arrested for playing with the art. For a flat fee ($15), visitors can shoot the silver ball until their flipper fingers fall off.

But pinball is more than just a time-killer for Schiess. "My whole thing is preservation for the public. And education about science, art, and history of pinball," he said. Schiess and other museum employees and volunteers regularly host schoolchildren and teach them physics using pinball machines. "We're doing four different classes this year for 70 different students" from grades two through seven. "I'm trying to inspire an interest in experimentation."

need a new place to put your head down at night ?


Come this summer, the wild and crazy dream of authentic ballpark living becomes reality at old Bush Stadium in Indianapolis, which is being repurposed into an apartment complex. The project by Core Redevelopment, which specializes in saving historic structures, retains the outer shell of the art-deco building and includes the look of an actual baseball field in the courtyard. Stadium Lofts is believed to be the first endeavor of its kind.

And if that's not the coolest idea you'll hear all day, it's only because you might have heard about it a week ago. Imagine the home-field advantage the apartment softball team will have! The snobs at the Reggie Miller Town Homes down the street don't stand a chance.

This is what the city of Detroit should have done with Tiger Stadium. Detroit's got some other issues, of course, but what a wonderful concept. And it seems affordable — though I admit ignorance regarding Indianapolis rents.

Originally posted to eeff on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 03:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by MOT - Morning Open Thread.

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