Truth is stranger than fiction

Three days left and I’m thinking about the many strange facts I learned this year.

The iconic Isla del Coco as a penal colony? A renowned poet who learned his Communist underpinnings at a Turrialba shoe shop? A refuge where Cuban exiles could seek protection and grow sugar cane?

Costa Rican history’s got it all. And we’re just barely scratching the surface here, the lightest of Wikipedia browsing. Imagine the vast sea of surprising stories that is out there.

What about today? Horse serum developed at a snake-bite facility that could change the way COVID-19 is treated? Talamancan leaders feeding women’s soccer players through the crisis? Curioser and curioser. Better and better.