"Heres to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you cant do is ignore them.
Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
Because authorities will not normally give him permission for such dangerous exploits, Robert usually appears at dawn on the site of whichever giant skyscraper he has chosen to climb. His exploits attract crowds of onlookers who stop to watch him climb. As a consequence, Robert has been arrested many times, in various countries, by law enforcement officials waiting for him at the end of his climb.
His rock-climbing physical training and technique allow him to climb using the small protrusions of building walls and windows (such as window ledges and frames). Over the course of his climbing career, he has become so used to cramming his fingers into the cracks of ledges and hanging from balconies that he is actually unable to completely straighten his fingers. Many of his climbs provide him no opportunity to rest and can last several hours. He sometimes has a small bag of climbing chalk powder fastened around his waist.
In a 2005 interview, Alain Robert said that he has fallen seven
times in his life. The worst was his fall in September 1982.
On 18 January 1982, at 19, he fell 15 metres (49 ft) when his
anchor and rope gave way during training. He fractured his wrists,
heels and nose and underwent three operations.
On 29 September 1982, at 20, he fell 15 metres (49 ft) when his
rope came undone while abseiling. He was in a coma for five days
and fractured both forearms, his elbow, pelvis and nose. His elbow
was also dislocated and a nerve was damaged, leaving him partially
paralyzed. He also suffered cerebral edema and vertigo.
He underwent six operations on his hands and elbow.
In 1993, he fell 8 metres (26 ft) while showing students how to rely
on their legs when climbing. He kept his hands behind his back on
an easy route but lost his balance and fell headfirst, shattering
both wrists. He went into another coma and spent two
months in the hospital.
In 2004, he fell 2 metres (6 ft 6.7 in) when climbing a traffic light
whilst posing for a photo in an interview. He landed on his elbow and
needed forty stitches; just one month later he climbed the world's
tallest skyscraper at the time, Taipei 101, as part of its
official opening week.
"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."
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.
"I’m too weak. I’m too slow. Too big. I ate too much for breakfast. 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 !
(i.e. Winnig in Miami - Easy. Winning in Cleveland - Now that defines Hard. Now that is something to be Proud of!)
I can only image that this pregame, sideline conversation, just before the Big 10 Championship game,
between Coach Urban Meyer and 'THIRD STRING' Quarterback Cardale Jones went something like this:
"It's real simple. All you need to do is win this Big Ten Championship game,
then Win the Cotton Bowl, and then Win the National Championship.
'You know the team and the team knows you - bring it home'"
Exactly 234 plays after their opening snap of the Big Ten Championship Game,
Cardale Jones and his Ohio State Buckeyes would carry home the National Championship Trophy.
They would do what most people were convinced 'anyone' with a third string quarterback could never pull off.
Fortunately for the Bucks, turns out, Cardale Jones isn't just 'anyone'.
During Kittinger's project, there were three high altitude jumps accomplished from a balloon-supported gondola; the first from 76,400 feet;
the second from 74,700 feet 25 days later; and on Aug. 16, 1960, from 102,800 feet, the highest altitude from which man has ever jumped.
It was Kittinger who did the jumping. In freefall for four and a half minutes, Kittinger fell at speeds up to 714 mph, exceeding the speed
of sound. He experienced temperatures as low as -94 degrees Fahrenheit. Kittinger opened his parachute at 18,000 feet and
landed safely in the New Mexico desert after a 13 minute 45 second descent.
"The Baumgartner's launch was originally scheduled for October 9, 2012, but was aborted due to adverse weather conditions. Launch was
rescheduledand the mission instead took place on October 14, 2012 when Baumgartner landed in eastern New Mexico after jumping from a
world record 39,045 metres (128,100 ft) or just over 39 kilometres (24 mi). On the basis of provisional data, Baumgartner also set the
record for the highest manned balloon flight (at the same height) and fastest speed of free fall at 1,342 kilometres per hour (834 mph)
making him the first human to break the sound barrier outside of a vehicle. Baumgartner was in free fall for 4 minutes and 19 seconds,
17 seconds short of mentor Joseph Kittinger's 1960 jump."
"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."
THE WORLD'S BEST SELLING MEDICAL BOOK
John E. Hall co-authored the textbook. However, all prior editions were written entirely by Guyton, with the eighth edition published in 1991. Subsequent editions, including the latest, preserve his legacy within the title, Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. This feat is unprecedented for any physiology or medical text. His textbook is unique in the history of medical publishing and is the 'world's best-selling physiology book' that has been translated into at least 15 languages. Arthur Guyton also made significant research contributions, which include more than 600 papers and 40 books. His work earned him a legendary place among the greatest figures in the history of cardiovascular physiology.
Dr. Guyton, as he was called by all that knew him, even his friends, is also credited with inventing the motorized Joystick wheelchair, out of necessity of course. But, when he traveled he always insisted on walking through the airports, and everywhere else for that matter, in spite of the enormous amount extra work involved on his part. It was for him just
a simple matter of principal - a lesson lost by all to many today.
Tragically, Dr. Guyton would perish in an automobile accident near his home in Jackson, Miss., on April 3, 2003. He was 83 years old. His wife of 59 years, Ruth, was injured in the crash and died on Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She was 80.