History BadassBookworm / RealLife

14th Apr '16 11:07:23 AM annieholmes
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** [[Theatre/Hamilton How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?]] He survived illness at about eleven years old, immigrated to the US, fought in the American Revolutionary War, served as George Washington's aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, founded a newspaper (New York Post) that is still running to this day, established the US' entire economic system (and the National Bank) that his enemies tried and failed to disband. Hamilton's incredible (and destructive) work ethic can be summed up with this quote from the aforementioned stage show:

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** [[Theatre/Hamilton [[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?]] He survived illness at about eleven years old, immigrated to the US, fought in the American Revolutionary War, served as George Washington's aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, founded a newspaper (New York Post) that is still running to this day, established the US' entire economic system (and the National Bank) that his enemies tried and failed to disband. Hamilton's incredible (and destructive) work ethic can be summed up with this quote from the aforementioned stage show:
14th Apr '16 11:06:57 AM annieholmes
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** [[Theater/Hamilton How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?]] He survived illness at about eleven years old, immigrated to the US, fought in the American Revolutionary War, served as George Washington's aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, founded a newspaper (New York Post) that is still running to this day, established the US' entire economic system (and the National Bank) that his enemies tried and failed to disband. Hamilton's incredible (and destructive) work ethic can be summed up with this quote from the aforementioned stage show:

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** [[Theater/Hamilton [[Theatre/Hamilton How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?]] He survived illness at about eleven years old, immigrated to the US, fought in the American Revolutionary War, served as George Washington's aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, founded a newspaper (New York Post) that is still running to this day, established the US' entire economic system (and the National Bank) that his enemies tried and failed to disband. Hamilton's incredible (and destructive) work ethic can be summed up with this quote from the aforementioned stage show:
14th Apr '16 11:01:22 AM annieholmes
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** [[Theater/Hamilton How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?]] He survived illness at about eleven years old, immigrated to the US, fought in the American Revolutionary War, served as George Washington's aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, founded a newspaper (New York Post) that is still running to this day, established the US' entire economic system (and the National Bank) that his enemies tried and failed to disband. Hamilton's incredible (and destructive) work ethic can be summed up with this quote from the aforementioned stage show:
-->"Alexander joins forces with James Madison and John Jay to write a series of essays defending the new United States Constitution, entitled The Federalist Papers. The plan was to write a total of twenty-five essays, the work divided evenly among the three men. In the end, they wrote eighty-five essays, in the span of six months. John Jay got sick after writing five. James Madison wrote twenty-nine. Hamilton wrote the other fifty-one!"
14th Mar '16 6:25:40 PM Morgaus
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* {{Haruki Murakami}}, who is a novelist, a triathlete and marathon runner (which is the main subject of his memoir).
1st Nov '15 7:22:44 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* Herpetologist Karl P. Schmidt, bitten by an African boomslang snake in the process of identifying it. Realizing that no antivenin for the boomslang's bite existed in North America, and thus how utterly buggered he was, he quietly misinformed his assistant that he believed the snake could not deliver a lethal dose of venom and went home at the end of his work day. The following day he got up, ate a large breakfast, went to work, and [[FaceDeathWithDignity died just after lunchtime]].
26th Oct '15 4:34:33 PM Epicazeroth
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** During WWII, Ayer was an agent for both the SOE and MI6.
21st Oct '15 8:13:09 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Peabody Award-winning news anchor Creator/AndersonCooper graduated from Yale with a degree in political science, interned with the ''CIA'', and is a bestselling author. He also got his start as a journalist by having a friend fake him a press pass and borrowing a home video camera, then ''sneaking into Myanmar'' to cover the ongoing civil unrest. He has since reported from every major war and disaster zone of the past two decades, including Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, Iraq at the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami aftermath of Sri Lanka, the earthquake in the Philippines, Egypt at the height of the Arab Spring, Libya, the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon, and live on-the-ground during the landfall and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He's reported with bombs going off behind him, got punched in the face (repeatedly) in Cairo, was nearly decapitated by a flying street sign during a hurricane, contracted malaria in Africa, and spends a terrifying amount of time wearing a bulletproof vest. IntrepidReporter, thy name is Anderson Cooper.
16th Aug '15 9:39:07 AM Kalmbach
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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.

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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.
15th Aug '15 5:16:01 PM Prfnoff
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* Action star Dolph Lundgren has an M.Sc. in chemical engineering, can speak in five languages, and reportedly has an IQ of 160.

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* Action star Dolph Lundgren Creator/DolphLundgren has an M.Sc. in chemical engineering, can speak in five languages, and reportedly has an IQ of 160.160.
* Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, was an accomplished poet and translator; it is said the first book printed in England was his translation of the French work ''The Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers.'' He was also a Knight of the Garter, a talented commander, and was a Lancastrian who managed to survive [[CurbstompBattle Towton]].
24th Jun '15 11:20:20 AM Jihonson
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* Dolph Lundgren has an M.Sc. in chemical engineering, but is better known as an action movie star.

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* Action star Dolph Lundgren has an M.Sc. in chemical engineering, but is better known as can speak in five languages, and reportedly has an action movie star.IQ of 160.
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