Democracy stuns Polish coma man
WARSAW, Poland (Reuters) -- A 65-year-old railwayman who fell into a coma following an accident in communist Poland regained consciousness 19 years later to find democracy and a market economy, Polish media reported on Saturday.
"When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol lines were everywhere," Grzebski told TVN24, describing his recollections of the communist system's economic collapse.
"Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin."
I guess the reason this stuck out to me is that 19 years is exactly how long I've been back here in Indiana, so I can pinpoint exactly what the world was like back in 1988.
Check out this stuff from one of those, "This date in history" sites.
Avg Income: $38,608/yr
Min Wage: $3.35/hr
DOW Avg: 2,169
Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
One More Try by George Michael
Man In the Mirror by Michael Jackson
Anything for You by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Bush moved with his family to Washington, D.C. in 1988, to work on his father's campaign for the U.S. presidency.
Imagine waking up now.