Breaking things — the good, the bad and the ugly

In 1947, USAF Capt. Charles “Chuck” Yeager broke the sound barrier, and he did it with two broken ribs.

Yeager and his wife, Glennis, had gone horseback riding, and his horse threw him and he broke two ribs. Yeager had his ribs taped up by a civilian doctor so the Air Force wouldn’t find out.

Yeager gets extra points for breaking his ribs at the same time he broke the sound barrier. A B-29 dropped “Glamorous Glennis” (named for his wife) from its bomb bay at 25,000 feet, and the

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