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Thread: Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

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    http://www.museumofconceptualart.com/accomplished/

    (Jonno: the above is a link, if you clik it, it will open a new window and show you info where you can type in your age and then it will automatically compare with other Geniuses and make you feel like a complete looser(or winner but i doubt that in your case- got it? ok now clik the link)

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    Earl Vickers created a program for displaying things other people accomplished when they were your age.

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    Fayette, N.Y. farmhand Joseph Smith founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He claimed he translated the Book of Mormon from some golden tablets revealed to him by the angel Moroni.
    dum dum dum dum dum.

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    At age 27:

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. dropped out from his job at General Electric to become a full-time writer.

    Henry David Thoreau went off for two years to live alone in a cabin at Walden Pond.

    Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space.

    Memphis millionaire Frederic W. Smith, whose father built the Greyhound bus system, founded Federal Express.

    Scottish botanist David Douglas discovered the Douglas fir.

    Ernest Hemingway published his first novel, The Sun Also Rises.

    Boston dentist William Morton pioneered modern anaesthesiology after learning that inhalation of ether will cause a loss of consciousness.



    Meh, bet they didn't have my post count on FST.

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    At age 27:

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. dropped out from his job at General Electric
    That's as far as I needed to read, I truely am an acomplished wonderful , fantastic human being

    Jonno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon L. Obscene
    That's as far as I needed to read, I truely am an acomplished wonderful , fantastic human being

    Jonno
    Kurt Vonnegut:

    "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."

    - Mother Night
    Last edited by Yogi; 10-29-2004 at 06:11 PM.

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    Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft.


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    At age 22:

    Charles Darwin set off as ship's naturalist on a voyage to South America and the Galapagos Islands.

    James Joyce left his family, his church and his country for the European continent, in order to become a writer.

    By 22, Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget received his Ph.D., published 20 articles, and wrote a philosophical novel that outlined many of the issues he would explore during his career.

    Caresse Crosby became the first person to patent a brassiere, which was made of two handkerchiefs and ribbon sewn together.

    The Greek orator Demosthenes, orphaned at age 7, took his guardians to court when he was 22 for misusing his inheritance. He won the case.

    Olympic runner Herbert James Elliott, ranked by many as the greatest mile runner ever, retired undefeated at 22.

    U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a record 7 Olympic gold medals.

    Inventor Samuel Colt patented the Colt six-shooter revolver.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the McCormick reaper, which allowed one man to do the work of five.



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    That's tough man

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    dammit!

    At age 23:

    John Singleton directed his first film, "Boyz 'N the Hood."

    T. S. Eliot wrote "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

    John Keats wrote "Ode on a Grecian Urn," which ends with the lines, "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. "

    English poet Jane Taylor wrote "Twinkle, twinkle, little star."

    Margaret Mead traveled to the South Seas as part of a "giant rescue operation" to study primative cultures before they perished.

    Russian-American pianist Vladimir Horowitz made a spectacular concert debut when, impatient with the conductor's slow pace, he ran away from the conductor's tempo and finished Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 several bars ahead of time.

    Novelist, playwright, and short-story writer Carson McCullers wrote her acclaimed first book, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.

    Truman Capote published his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms.

    Orson Welles produced and performed his "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, terrifying millions of people. He also got his face on the cover of Time Magazine.

    Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Masters.

    Francois-Louis Cailler manufactured the world's first eating chocolate to be commercially produced.

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    At age 25:

    The future mythologist Joseph Campbell decided to move to Woodstock to read the classics for five years, nine hours a day. Living on very little, he would make himself readily available as a dinner guest.

    Orson Welles coscripted, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane.

    By this age, Charles Chaplin had appeared in 35 films.

    P. T. Barnum bought a "160-year-old" slave woman and began a career in show business.

    Janis Joplin made her first recording, "Cheap Thrills," which grossed over a million dollars within a few months.

    Chris Burden created "Painting Shoot," which involved the artist being shot in the left arm by a friend.

    Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly alone across the Atlantic, thus winning a $25,000 prize.

    Fayette, N.Y. farmhand Joseph Smith founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He claimed he translated the Book of Mormon from some golden tablets revealed to him by the angel Moroni.

    Bavarian painter Aloys Senefelder invented the lithograph.

    French engineer Benoit Fourneyron invented the first waterwheel turbine.

    Sarah Bernhardt scored her first triumph, being asked to repeat her theatrical performance before Napoleon III.

    Physician Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile. As he collapsed unconscious into the arms of his trainer, the loudspeaker announced, "The time was three..." The uproar of the fans drowned out the rest of the announcement.
    oh well

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