vineri, 22 mai 2009

At your age

Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

At age 30:

Mark Twain published his first short story, "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog."

Danish novelist Hans Christian Andersen published his book of fairy tales.

Nat Turner led a slave rebellion.

U.S. mariner Moses Rogers made the first ocean steamboat voyage.

Donald Trump persuaded bankers to lend him $80 million so he could buy the Commodore Hotel.

Samuel Morse's assistant, Alfred Lewis Vail, devised Morse code.

Physicist Armand H. L. Fizeau measured the speed of light.

Dr. Narinder Kapany invented fiber optics and designed a glass gastroscope which can be snaked down the throat for a detailed view of the stomach.

Bill Gates was the first person ever to become a billionaire by age 30.

Earl Vickers started the Dollar Project, in which dollar bills were rubber-stamped as being lost, with a reward offered for their safe return.

George W. Bush was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol near his family's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He pleaded guilty, was fined $150, and had his driver's license suspended.

Clare Grant of had a man jump on a train to say he loves her; peed in a litter bin on Durham market place; threw a glass of wine at a man who upset her; got a book deal for her blog; learned to map read; had a blazing row with a colleague and then made up; found a job where she felt loved and valued; swam naked in the sea; and started to accept herself.

At age 30, Norma Paisley realized she has wasted a lot of time.

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