Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1971, to a Canadian mother (Maye Musk) and a South African-born British father. He taught himself computer programming and at age12 sold the computer code for a video game called Blastar for $500. After his parents divorced in 1980, Musk lived mostly with his father, Errol, in multiple locations in-south Africa. Musk attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School and graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. He moved to Canada in 1988 at the age of 17, after-obtaining Canadian citizenship through his mother. In 1992, received a degree in physics from the University Pennsylvania. He stayed on a year to finish his second bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School. He moved to California to pursue a PhD in applied physics at Stanford but left the program after 2 days to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations. In 2002, Elon became an American citizen. Elon is an engineer and entrepreneur who began computer programming when he was 10. He sold his first commercial computer program by the time he was 12. The first company he founded, Zip2 was acquired by Alta Vista for $340 million in cash and stock. He would eventually go on to co-found PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors, among other entities. When eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion in October 2002, Musk's 11.7% earned him a $165 million payday. Elon is currently the CEO of SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla. Today, Elon Musk own 28% of Tesla a stake worth more than $5 billion.
"Polli, a 27-year-old self-described "body flight professional," said he got the idea for the stunt while hiking with friends on Montserrat
mountain,near Barcelona, Spain. To be quite honest: I am extremely scared of dying - and I am scared of heights. I never would have
embarked on this kind of sport if I had had to be the first to do it. But in fact there were other parachutists, skydivers and base jumpers
who'd been doing this for twenty years. So I just asked myself why can they do that and I can't? Is there something I really can't do or is it
simply fear that is stopping me? Wingsuit flying or wingsuiting is the sport of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit,
called a wingsuit, which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. Modern wingsuits, first developed in the
late 1990s, create the surface area with fabric between the legs and under the arms. Wingsuits are sometimes referred to as birdman suits
(after the makers of the first commercially available wingsuit), flying squirrel suits (due to their resemblance to the animal), or bat suits
(due to their vague resemblance to the animal or perhaps the superhero). A wingsuit flight normally ends with a parachute opening, and so a
wingsuit can safely be flown from any point that provides sufficient altitude for flight and parachute deployment, normally a skydiving
drop aircraft or BASE-jump exit point. The wingsuit flier wears parachute equipment designed for skydiving or BASE-jumping.
The parachute flight is normal, but the canopy pilot typically unzips the arm wings after deployment to be able to
reach the steering toggles and control the parachute descent."
"I’m too beat. I’m too slow. Too big. I ate too much for breakfast. I got a headache. It’s raining. My dog is sick. I can’t right now.
I’m not inspired. It makes me smell bad. I’m allergic to stuff. I’m fat. I’m thin. It’s too hot. I’m not right.
I’ve got shin splits. A Headache. I’m distracted. I’m exerting myself too much. I’d love to really but I can’t, I just can’t.
My favorite show is on. I’ve got a case of the Mondays. The Tuesdays. The Wednesadys. I don’t want to do this;
I want to do something else. After New Years. Next week. I might make a mistake. I got home and I feel bloated.
I have gas. I got a hot date. My coach hates me. My mom won’t let me. I bruise easily. It’s too dark. It’s too cold.
My blister hurts. This is dangerous. Ahhh sorry, I don’t have a bike. I didn’t get enough sleep. My tummy hurts. It’s not in my genes. I don’t want to look all tired out. I need a better coach. I don’t like getting tackled. I have a stomach ache.
I’m not the athletic type. I don’t want to get sweaty. I have better things to do. I don’t want to slow you down. Do I have to do this? As soon as I get a promotion.
I think I’ll sit this one out - And My Feet Hurt!"
'Nothing That's Hard Is Easy' - Right Lebron
"His curiosity is boundless. The tricky part for Mike LaBrie sometimes is compelling his body to go on the many new adventures his curiosity has mapped out. But the charismatic 25-year-old from Dracut is very persuasive. The state Registry of Motor Vehicles discovered this during its futile attempt to force LaBrie to attach a handicap adapter to his steering wheel. LaBrie laughed at the RMV's suggestion. A gasoline explosion burned 95 percent of his body and nearly killed him when he was 3. His fingers on both hands are little more than stubs. But LaBrie uses what fingers he has to play both the piano and guitar and work at lowering his 12 handicap in golf. With his father's help, he convinced the RMV that driving a car would be a snap."Soon as you tell Mike he can't do something," warns Central Catholic golf coach Vin Pastore, "he does it."He has bungee-jumped off a 300-foot-high tower in New Jersey. Not daring enough?Recently, he opened up his guitar case in Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston and performed his own soul-searching songs for the world to hear. ("The words replace the things that I can't say out loud. I hide behind the ink on this page," LaBrie sings in his song "More Than Just a Friend.") Within an hour, $50 in coins and small bills had been dropped in his opened case by passers-by."My dad thought I looked like a bum," LaBrie says with a laugh."He is a conqueror," says Pastore. "You never know what will be next for him. But you know it will be exciting."Four years ago, LaBrie's newest adventure was golf, a challenging enough game for someone able to grip a golf club normally. LaBrie's father, also named Mike, and grandfather, Richard Fadden, are avid golfers, so LaBrie figures it was inevitable he take up the game seriously. But LaBrie's father noticed also that his son seemed determined to take on increasingly more challenges requiring use of his hands. LaBrie had been an outstanding youth-soccer player in Dracut. He remains an accomplished snowboarder -- among many other things."He had mastered things with his feet," Says his father.
"I don't know what turned him to his hands. Just a challenge, I guess."
"Nick Vujicic was born to Duška and Boris Vujicic in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia.
Although he was an otherwise healthy baby, he was born without arms and legs;
he had no legs, but two small feet, one of which had two toes.
He has two siblings, Michelle and Aaron."