History BadassBookworm / RealLife

27th May '17 12:18:07 PM nombretomado
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* John "Jack" R. Horner, the American Paleontologist, famous for his groundbreaking theories on dinosaur maternal care and his theories on ''Tyrannosaurs'' eating habits, was a [[SemperFi Force Recon Marine]] in [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] for 14 months, starting in 1966.

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* John "Jack" R. Horner, the American Paleontologist, famous for his groundbreaking theories on dinosaur maternal care and his theories on ''Tyrannosaurs'' eating habits, was a [[SemperFi Force Recon Marine]] in [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] for 14 months, starting in 1966.
10th Apr '17 12:01:58 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/UweBoll is known for challenging critics who pan his films to boxing matches because he apparently has some boxing experience. He tried to challenge gaming critic {{Seanbaby}} to a match, but backed off when he learned that Seanbaby was a fairly large kickboxer.

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* Creator/UweBoll is known for challenging critics who pan his films to boxing matches because he apparently has some boxing experience. He tried to challenge gaming critic {{Seanbaby}} Creator/{{Seanbaby}} to a match, but backed off when he learned that Seanbaby was a fairly large kickboxer.
3rd Apr '17 12:56:14 PM SSJKamui
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* Russian philosophers Eduard Limonov and Alexander Dugin. Dugin is a BadassGrandpa looking like a cross between Merlin, Gandalf and Rasputin, who is able to operate military weapons one of his most famous photos shows him using a rocket launcher. Limonov is another russian philosopher who fought in the balkan wars just for his personal fun.
27th Mar '17 1:08:45 AM jgkitarel
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* Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is a particularly striking example of this trope. Before he joined the Union Army in the civil war, he was a professor at Bowdoin College. At the Battle of Gettysberg he commanded the 20th Maine. Not only was he awarded multiple honors for bravery in combat, including the Medal of Honor, but he also received wounds that should have been fatal, not once but twice, and was wounded ''six times'' total during the war. He survived the war and went back to teaching. By the end, he had taught every subject except mathematics. [[mote]] Ironically, his wounds ''did'' eventually kill him, decades later.[[/note]]

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* Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is a particularly striking example of this trope. Before he joined the Union Army in the civil war, he was a professor at Bowdoin College. At the Battle of Gettysberg he commanded the 20th Maine. Not only was he awarded multiple honors for bravery in combat, including the Medal of Honor, but he also received wounds that should have been fatal, not once but twice, and was wounded ''six times'' total during the war. He survived the war and went back to teaching. By the end, he had taught every subject except mathematics. [[mote]] [[note]] Ironically, his wounds ''did'' eventually kill him, decades later.[[/note]]
27th Mar '17 1:07:47 AM jgkitarel
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* Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is a particularly striking example of this trope. Before he joined the Union Army in the civil war, he was a professor at Bowdoin College. At the Battle of Gettysberg he commanded the 20th Maine. Not only was he awarded multiple honors for bravery in combat, including the Medal of Honor, but he also received wounds that should have been fatal, not once but twice, and was wounded ''six times'' total during the war. He survived the war and went back to teaching. By the end, he had taught every subject except mathematics.

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* Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is a particularly striking example of this trope. Before he joined the Union Army in the civil war, he was a professor at Bowdoin College. At the Battle of Gettysberg he commanded the 20th Maine. Not only was he awarded multiple honors for bravery in combat, including the Medal of Honor, but he also received wounds that should have been fatal, not once but twice, and was wounded ''six times'' total during the war. He survived the war and went back to teaching. By the end, he had taught every subject except mathematics. [[mote]] Ironically, his wounds ''did'' eventually kill him, decades later.[[/note]]
26th Feb '17 4:49:34 PM nombretomado
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* T.E. Lawrence. Yes, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._E._Lawrence that]] Lawrence. Who by chance is also an [[LawrenceofArabia example in film]]. There was also a badass Czech/Austrian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alois_Musil theologist]] working against him.

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* T.E. Lawrence. Yes, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._E._Lawrence that]] Lawrence. Who by chance is also an [[LawrenceofArabia [[Film/LawrenceofArabia example in film]]. There was also a badass Czech/Austrian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alois_Musil theologist]] working against him.
2nd Jan '17 5:21:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, whose {{Badass}} deeds are already [[MemeticMutation the stuff of legend]], read a whole book every day of his Presidency, as many as three if he had some spare time. He also wrote a few, including at least one that became required reading at the United States Naval Academy, and negotiated a treaty to end the UsefulNotes/RussoJapaneseWar, earning himself a Nobel Peace Prize in the process.

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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, whose {{Badass}} badass deeds are already [[MemeticMutation the stuff of legend]], read a whole book every day of his Presidency, as many as three if he had some spare time. He also wrote a few, including at least one that became required reading at the United States Naval Academy, and negotiated a treaty to end the UsefulNotes/RussoJapaneseWar, earning himself a Nobel Peace Prize in the process.
10th Dec '16 6:43:30 PM SoapheadChurch
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* UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft was well-known in school for not being the brightest student, but studying ten times as hard to make up for it. In adulthood he was a professor at Yale and the only president to have also been a Supreme Court justice. He was also a championship heavyweight wrestler who went undefeated his entire career.
20th Oct '16 9:32:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, whose {{Badass}} deeds are already [[MemeticMutation the stuff of legend]], read a whole book every day of his Presidency, as many as three if he had some spare time. He also wrote a few, including at least one that became required reading at the United States Naval Academy, and negotiated a treaty to end the RussoJapaneseWar, earning himself a Nobel Peace Prize in the process.

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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, whose {{Badass}} deeds are already [[MemeticMutation the stuff of legend]], read a whole book every day of his Presidency, as many as three if he had some spare time. He also wrote a few, including at least one that became required reading at the United States Naval Academy, and negotiated a treaty to end the RussoJapaneseWar, UsefulNotes/RussoJapaneseWar, earning himself a Nobel Peace Prize in the process.
17th Oct '16 3:11:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* Howard Hughes. Many of the airplanes he designed were built from his experience as an airplane racer, and he had little former education in how to build or design aircraft, but went on to make some of the most influential designs in post WW1 aviation. When he crashed the XF-11 in 1946, he ended up grievously injured and confined to a bed. Deciding he did not like the bed, he ended up dictating a design that had hot and cold running water and push-button adjustments. He was also the archetypal millionaire playboy. [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] [[ComicBook/IronMan and Tony Stark]] were both heavily inspired by Hughes.

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* Howard Hughes. Many of the airplanes he designed were built from his experience as an airplane racer, and he had little former education in how to build or design aircraft, but went on to make some of the most influential designs in post WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 aviation. When he crashed the XF-11 in 1946, he ended up grievously injured and confined to a bed. Deciding he did not like the bed, he ended up dictating a design that had hot and cold running water and push-button adjustments. He was also the archetypal millionaire playboy. [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] [[ComicBook/IronMan and Tony Stark]] were both heavily inspired by Hughes.
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