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20th May '17 12:37:25 PM handsonsocks
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* The first ascent of Nanga Parbat by Hermann Buhl. Enough said.
16th May '17 5:52:33 PM kazokuhouou
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* Russian figure skating legend Evgeni Plushenko. After finished with dissapointing silver in Vancouver Olympics 2010, he won't simply retire peacefully. He pushed his body past his breaking point which resulting in serious spinal injury in early 2013, which led him to replace the damaged invertebral disk with an artificial one. Barely a year later, he managed to clinch a team event gold medal in Sochi 2014, all the while having four large metal screws holding his spine together.

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* Russian figure skating legend Evgeni Plushenko. After finished with dissapointing silver in Vancouver Olympics 2010, he won't simply retire peacefully. He pushed his body past his breaking point which resulting in serious spinal injury in early 2013, which led him to replace the damaged invertebral disk with an artificial one. Barely a year later, he managed to clinch a team event gold medal in Sochi 2014, all the while having four large metal screws holding his spine together.together (and only withdrew from the men's event because he pushed himself so hard one of those screws BROKE).




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* Chicago Cubs fans. Despite having the longest streak without a World Series win (or even a ''chance'' to fight for the title), their fans stayed loyal. Their determination and loyalty finally paid off in 2016 when the Cubs win their first World Series in over a century.
23rd Apr '17 5:57:09 PM nombretomado
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* Johnny Hoogerland. During the 9th stage of the 2011 TourDeFrance, he was in a 5-man breakaway five minutes ahead of the main field. Due to his performance in said breakaway, he had regained the King of the Mountains jersey that he had lost the day before and it waited for him at the end of the stage. However, another rider in the breakaway (Juan Antonio Flecha) was sideswiped by a TV car. Fletcha slammed into Hoogerland, sending him flying... '''''into a barbed-wire fence. At 30 miles per hour.''''' The fence destroyed his shorts and left him with multiple deep lacerations on his thighs. What did this man do? He got bandaged up by medical, found a new pair of shorts, got back on his bike, and finished the stage. He finished nearly fifteen minutes behind the main field, and was in visibly excruciating pain as he stood on the podium to accept his [=KotM=] jersey. After the ceremony, he finally went to the hospital and ended up requiring ''33 stitches'' to close the gashes on his legs. Two days later, he gets back on his bike, and manages to complete the race. '''''Badass.'''''

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* Johnny Hoogerland. During the 9th stage of the 2011 TourDeFrance, UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance, he was in a 5-man breakaway five minutes ahead of the main field. Due to his performance in said breakaway, he had regained the King of the Mountains jersey that he had lost the day before and it waited for him at the end of the stage. However, another rider in the breakaway (Juan Antonio Flecha) was sideswiped by a TV car. Fletcha slammed into Hoogerland, sending him flying... '''''into a barbed-wire fence. At 30 miles per hour.''''' The fence destroyed his shorts and left him with multiple deep lacerations on his thighs. What did this man do? He got bandaged up by medical, found a new pair of shorts, got back on his bike, and finished the stage. He finished nearly fifteen minutes behind the main field, and was in visibly excruciating pain as he stood on the podium to accept his [=KotM=] jersey. After the ceremony, he finally went to the hospital and ended up requiring ''33 stitches'' to close the gashes on his legs. Two days later, he gets back on his bike, and manages to complete the race. '''''Badass.'''''



* Cyclist Geraint Thomas crashed badly during the opening stage of the 2013 TourDeFrance. He proceeded to finish the rest of the Tour... ''riding with a fractured pelvis.''

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* Cyclist Geraint Thomas crashed badly during the opening stage of the 2013 TourDeFrance.UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance. He proceeded to finish the rest of the Tour... ''riding with a fractured pelvis.''
23rd Apr '17 3:37:06 PM ErikaX
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* During the 2000s, the Brazilian government used the motto 'Sou brasileiro e não desisto nunca' (I'm brazilian and I never give up) as a stimulus for the people to work harder.
23rd Apr '17 2:36:39 AM EDP
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrhichion Arrhichion of Phigalia]] won the 564 BC Olympic Pankration competition while ''dead'': after being put into a chokehold during the final match, Arrhichion, rather than submit, forced his opponent to submit by breaking his toe (or ankle) just as he was killed by the choke.
1st Apr '17 9:20:27 AM nombretomado
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* ArnoldSchwarzenegger, the product of an unhappy home in Austria, has done a little bit of everything: bodybuilder, businessman, movie star, politician, etc. Say what you want about him, but there's no denying that his formidable will power practically makes him a force of nature unto himself.
* Creator/WaltDisney was one of the most ambitious men in screen entertainment, going through the failures of two studios, losing [[OswaldTheLuckyRabbit his first successful star character]], finally getting some success from 1928 to the early 40s, which despite making his most ambitious works yet, he wound up going through major financial problems and loss of staff due to the war effort, which was not helped by the disastrous 1941 studio strike which robbed Walt of many valuable animators. It wasn't until 1950 when he finally got back up to his former stride with ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', and even then he had to contend with the flop of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', which was such a costly failure that Walt had to lay off his entire inking department and switch to xeroxing, as well as produce black & white films (during the early 60s, no less!) just to stay in business.

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* ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, the product of an unhappy home in Austria, has done a little bit of everything: bodybuilder, businessman, movie star, politician, etc. Say what you want about him, but there's no denying that his formidable will power practically makes him a force of nature unto himself.
* Creator/WaltDisney was one of the most ambitious men in screen entertainment, going through the failures of two studios, losing [[OswaldTheLuckyRabbit [[WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit his first successful star character]], finally getting some success from 1928 to the early 40s, which despite making his most ambitious works yet, he wound up going through major financial problems and loss of staff due to the war effort, which was not helped by the disastrous 1941 studio strike which robbed Walt of many valuable animators. It wasn't until 1950 when he finally got back up to his former stride with ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', and even then he had to contend with the flop of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', which was such a costly failure that Walt had to lay off his entire inking department and switch to xeroxing, as well as produce black & white films (during the early 60s, no less!) just to stay in business.
7th Mar '17 6:32:12 AM JohnPaulJones
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* John Paul Jones. The sailor not the bassist. His whole naval career consisted of people trying to kill him politically or literally. During his most famous engagement his shit was having the shit kicked out of it but he kept fighting. In fact, he had not yet begun to fight. He won a resounding victory comparable to a eight inch cruiser ramming into, boarding, and capturing a fourteen inch battleship. There's a reason American sailors love him.
27th Feb '17 3:22:49 AM morane
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** Likewise, all the skydiving in ''Film/PointBreak'' is real. Swayze was an experienced skydiver, and he did over 50 jumps during filming.




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* Any skydiver. Not only the training curriculum is intensive, but the sport itself includes overcoming the primordial fear - fear of jumping into empty air and defying certain and very nasty death. To steer your canopy and land safely on your feet is a skill on itself. Many experienced skydivers are likely to have experienced fractured bones, dislocated joints and sprained ankles, but they still keep on going.



* You. The average human being will go through emotional pain, from the heartbreak of betrayal to the agony of losing a loved one, physical trauma, be it a debilitating disease or a horrendous injury, and sometimes even torture; see any cases of child abuse, big or small. Chances are ''you'' have at some point gone through at least one of these horrific occurrences, and yet here you read, my friend. We are one of the few species who can feel a colossal range of emotion, a species who regularly fill our environment with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of speeding steel and iron, not to mention our passion for killing each other, and we '''[[HumansAreSurvivors keep]] [[LastStand on going]]'''.

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* You.'''You'''. The average human being will go through emotional pain, from the heartbreak of betrayal to the agony of losing a loved one, physical trauma, be it a debilitating disease or a horrendous injury, and sometimes even torture; see any cases of child abuse, big or small. Chances are ''you'' have at some point gone through at least one of these horrific occurrences, and yet here you read, my friend. We are one of the few species who can feel a colossal range of emotion, a species who regularly fill our environment with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of speeding steel and iron, not to mention our passion for killing each other, and we '''[[HumansAreSurvivors keep]] [[LastStand on going]]'''.
20th Feb '17 5:08:39 AM Lepitode
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* [[http://i.imgur.com/HO6BF.jpg "I'm still alive motherfucker!"]]
31st Jan '17 6:28:10 AM TrueBlue170
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* J.K. Rowling. She worked on the first Harry Potter book for five years, writing as she dealt with her mother's untimely death, a failed marriage, hand-to-mouth poverty and being a single mother. Then she went from living off benefits to multi-millionaire status in five years.

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* J.K. Rowling.Creator/JKRowling. She worked on the first Harry Potter book for five years, writing as she dealt with her mother's untimely death, a failed marriage, hand-to-mouth poverty and being a single mother. Then she went from living off benefits to multi-millionaire status in five years.
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