Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was a Hawaiian swimmer, actor, lawman, early beach volleyball player and businessman credited with spreading the sport of surfing. He was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming. He made surfing huge!
This guy was a railroad worker who miraculously survived having a large iron rod driven through his head in an accident. Afterwards, he experienced a dramatic change in his personality and sparked a debate about localization of function in the brain. He’s widely considered to have been the first psychological case study, plus he was pretty gorgeous.
here’s a better picture of him. I just learned about him the other day, and might I say he’s quite attractive, even though he ended up being blind in his left eye because of the accident!
Napoleon himself called him ‘the most beautiful prince of Europe’ long before he became the first King of Belgium. Leopold 1 was a BAMF, and his love life reads like a (sad) romance novel.
Women all over Europe loved him ( Among them Catherine the Great, who adored him and made him first a colonel and later a general of the Russian army) but the love of his life was the crown princess Charlotte of England. They were wed and moved into Claremont House near Windsor. Their marriage was a happy one but sadly short-lived; Charlotte died giving birth to their first child, a stillborn son. Leopold would never truly get over her death.
He refused the crown of Greece but after some reluctance accepted the crown of Belgium. He married Louise of Orléans, daughter of the king of France. It was a political marriage, mostly because the age difference (22 years) was so significant; Louise had always known him as an uncle before they were engaged to be wed. Nevertheless, he was kind to her during those first years of marriage and they had four children together, one of them a daughter whom Leopold named Charlotte after the love of his life. After the children were born, though, he left Louise alone more often and for longer periods of time. It is said that even as he got older, he remained handsome and had countless mistresses, including a famous actress and a woman whom he knew for over twenty years and had two sons by.
Did you know we’re actually NOT Nazi’s and there’s a lot more to our history than just Hitler? Did you know a lot of Germans were forced into supporting Hitler because otherwise the Gestapo would take you in the middle of the night and kill you and possibly your family? And that children were taught to tattle on their parents if they weren’t in support of the Nazi party? Did you know SS soldiers and Concentration Camp soldiers were actually executed for secretly sneaking food or helping the prisoners? Did you know a German made the first globe, first car, alcohol and mercury thermometer, electron microscope, the first freely programmable computer, the bunsen burner, etc?
Probobly not since you’re too busy insulting my country and only thinking of Nazis when you hear it’s name and calling me a Nazi when I say, “Yes I’m German.”
NO I AM NOT SAYING FORGET THE HOLOCAUST AND THE WAR. I’m just saying you don’t need to bring that up when I say I’m German. If that’s all you know about my country, kindly shut up.
my great opa was a mayor of a small town and he was killed because he refused to house any nazi’s, so that’s one of the reasons why I hate it when people call me a nazi.
Stuart Sutcliffe, sometimes referred to as the fifth Beatle, played bass in the group’s early days in England and Germany. He then quit the group to focus on painting and suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage before his twenty second birthday.
Mr. Wickham may have been based on Jane Austen´s favourite brother, Henry. Tall, good-looking, charming, sociable and very unreliable.
Miri: OH MAN talk about trippy. It’s actually giving me a bit of a headache…