Legends never die...

6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #7 by Morty
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Another unforgotten climber:

Dan Osman (Wikipedia description)
he got famous with actions like this (free solo speed climbing):



later on, he discovered a new way to challenge the sweet taste of adrenaline:
Rope jumping...



But gravity did not ignore him finally and demanded its tribute...

R.I.P. Dan



Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn, then always be a unicorn.

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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #8 by Nikita
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"When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world.
My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here."

Jim Henson (September 24th,1936 - May 16th,1990)
It's not easy being green and other things to consider




Thanks Mister Henson, you really made my world a little bit better.
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6 years 5 months ago #9 by snowman
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Beautiful :love:
Did I see George Lucas?

"Walk trough all fear no matter what."

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6 years 5 months ago #10 by Nikita
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I think so, both men had a collaboration in 1979... ;)
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6 years 5 months ago #11 by Domi PL
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snowman wrote: Beautiful :love:
Did I see George Lucas?


AFAIK, Jim is the father of Yoda and other little creatures in Star Wars ;-)
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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #12 by Nikita
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Five years ago disappeared a scientist of exception. Pragmatic, curious about everything, supporter of the concrete facing abstract speeches by some specialists, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes jumped from chemistry to physics and from physics to quantum mechanic with an equal happiness and adored transmitting to the young generations his liking of the experiment and the innovation. He worked like the ancients, filling with chalk immense black boards and refusing overhead projectors and transparencies prepared in advance. Destroyer of the unique thought, he did not hesitate to face the highest governmental authorities, particularly about the question of last generation of nuclear reactors ITER, of which he denounced the decision of construction while numerous unknowns remained about their functioning. Humanist, he was also committed beside the Committee of the children rights of the United Nations.

Fervent enthusiast about painting and history, his general knowledge was immense and nevertheless he was a man full of humility, modesty and humour, refusing the qualification of "Isaac Newton of our time" which had been given to him by the royal Academy of the Sciences of Sweden, by asserting that "Isaac Newton had a stature above that of the physicists of his time."

Personally, i am not ashamed to say that i cried the day of his death. So long, Monsieur le Professeur.



Pierre-Gilles de Gennes working at his office.
On the red sign : "Goodbye the theories, hello the action."
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