Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett During the Great War, he directed artillery striked via ouija board, and arrested Winston Churchill on suspicion that he was a spy. Before the war, he went on surveying expeditions in South America, and refused to shoot back at angry natives-instead, he’d swim across the river and talk to them, and they, befuddled by the mad white guy, would stop shooting. Towards the presumed end of his life, he thought he knew where El Dorado was. Lost City, Percy Harrison, Exploration Percy, Percy Fawcett, Botanical History, Harrison Fawcett, Lost Cities, Amazing History, Colonel Percy
Iron shoes are pictured on the bank of the Danube on January 27, 2012, marking the Holocaust in Hungary. Hundreds of Hungarian Jews had to leave their shoes on the bank before they were shot into the river by Hungarian militaimen during the World War II. The United Nations declared in 2005 the Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 to commemorate the 6 million Jews and other victims murdered by the Nazis. (Getty Images)
Kermit Roosevelt, age 24. In 1913, Theodore Roosevelt’s second-oldest son explored Brazil’s River of Doubt with his father. The river was later named the Rio Roosevelt and a branch of the river was named the Rio Kermit. Submitted by jamieiscooking
Alexandra David-Néel is maybe the coolest lady explorer ever. As well as exploring the East extensively at a time when ladies were not encouraged to travel on their own, she was a spiritualist, Buddhist and writer. Born in 1868 in Paris, by the time she was 18 she’d travelled extensively around Europe and was a member of the Theosophical Society. She wrote her first book when she was 30, and when she was in her forties she travelled to India to study Buddhism, met a prince, and possibly had an..
American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.