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Holy hell...this is just nuts.*****Brazilian Formula One race-car driver Ayrton Senna da Silva began driving go-karts at age 4. He stopped driving at 34.
Wow glad whoever put that one in thought it was funny that he died racing. :-|
At age 19:
Writer Jean Cocteau published his first volume of poetry.(Ok so I had a poem published--in my HS literary mag. Does that count? Maybe? :-P )
Gore Vidal, who never bothered with college, completed his first novel.(Umm... I`m bothering with college. Maybe that`s my problem...)
Henry David Thoreau delivered a Harvard commencement address. Expanding on Emerson`s 1836 essay on "Nature", he proposed that man should work one day a week and leave six free for the "sublime revelations of nature."(I delivered a commencement address--to my graduating eighth grade class... Hmm, Harvard vs. Jr. High...)
Horticulturist Luther Burbank read Charles Darwin`s book, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. Inspired by this, he went on to create hundreds of new varieties of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. (I eat fruits and vegetables.)
A heck of a lot of people dropped outta school when they were my age. Even Einstein!! :-O
What the -hell-?
Oh. Oooh. Ew. Incest. -.-
Arlette Rafferty Schweitzer became the first woman to give birth to her own grandchildren.
I`ll pass, thanks.
I really ough to catch up...
Albert Einstein, with poor grades in geography, history and languages, dropped out of school.
Those are some of mine, are those really accomplishments?
the first 5 books of the bible
Harold Mark Foster of Owensboro, KY, began learning to read.
Teiichi Igarashi climbed Mt. Fuji.
Wow. Only 2 people did stuff when they were 99. No one did anything that interesting at my age so I typed in 99. Lol!
i`m supposed to feel bad about myself?