Hans Schomburgk (with monkey merkin of modesty in place) was a German big-game hunter and adventurer who mapped remote corners of Liberia and Angola. He made a name for himself as a man for whom "nothing was impossible" ... until he tried to stay happily married to an actress. In a strange but true story of redemption that involved a "mythical giant pig", Schomburgk underwent a curious epiphany after discovering the rare pygmy hippo and went on to become a leading conservationist and…

Hans Schomburgk (with monkey merkin of modesty in place) was a German big-game hunter and adventurer who mapped remote corners of Liberia and Angola. He made a name for himself as a man for whom "nothing was impossible" ... until he tried to stay happily married to an actress. In a strange but true story of redemption that involved a "mythical giant pig", Schomburgk underwent a curious epiphany after discovering the rare pygmy hippo and went on to become a leading conservationist and…

Dr. Frances Kathleen Oldham Kelsey. Despite enormous pressure, Dr. Kelsey refused to grant approval of Thalidomide for use in the USA while working at the FDA. Her refusal saved thousands of children from being born with deformaties. She also helped institute laws protecting patients during drug trials.

Dr. Frances Kathleen Oldham Kelsey. Despite enormous pressure, Dr. Kelsey refused to grant approval of Thalidomide for use in the USA while working at the FDA. Her refusal saved thousands of children from being born with deformaties. She also helped institute laws protecting patients during drug trials.

sam shepard. been madly in love with since i read Fool For Love forever ago.

sam shepard. been madly in love with since i read Fool For Love forever ago.

Because he is the wittiest guy I can think of! And I have a little crush on him.

Because he is the wittiest guy I can think of! And I have a little crush on him.

Yang Jian Hou (1839-1917), also known as Jing Pu, was Yang Lu Chan's 3rd son. His Tai Chi Chuan was a harmonious blend of hard and soft. He was especially talented at issuing internal energy. He also had a profound knowledge of the Tai Chi straight sword, sabre, and spear.

Yang Jian Hou (1839-1917), also known as Jing Pu, was Yang Lu Chan's 3rd son. His Tai Chi Chuan was a harmonious blend of hard and soft. He was especially talented at issuing internal energy. He also had a profound knowledge of the Tai Chi straight sword, sabre, and spear.

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition to discover the South Pole in December 1911 and he was the first expedition leader to reach the North Pole in 1926.

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition to discover the South Pole in December 1911 and he was the first expedition leader to reach the North Pole in 1926.

James Earl Jones= Inspiration...and the father of Luke and Simba, respectively.

James Earl Jones= Inspiration...and the father of Luke and Simba, respectively.

Sir Richard Francis Burton, before 1890.  Geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat.

Sir Richard Francis Burton, before 1890. Geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat.

Kublai Khan ( 1215 – 1294) was the grandson of Genghis Khan and became the fifth Great Khan ruling  the Mongol Empire from 1260 until his death. He is also the founder and first emperor of the Yuan  Dynasty (1271 – 1368) that reunited China for the first time since the Tang Dynasty. The first ever Non-  Chinese emperor to rule China, he reigned from Beijing over the world’s greatest empire reaching from  the Pacific to the Black Sea.

Kublai Khan ( 1215 – 1294) was the grandson of Genghis Khan and became the fifth Great Khan ruling the Mongol Empire from 1260 until his death. He is also the founder and first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368) that reunited China for the first time since the Tang Dynasty. The first ever Non- Chinese emperor to rule China, he reigned from Beijing over the world’s greatest empire reaching from the Pacific to the Black Sea.

Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton. English explorer-somewhat of a scalliwag and bounder - but a fountain of stories. He gave us the "1001 Arabian Nights."

Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton. English explorer-somewhat of a scalliwag and bounder - but a fountain of stories. He gave us the "1001 Arabian Nights."

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