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WILLIAM FAIRBAIRN: ONE TOUGH COP

At the height of Shanghai’s chaos in the early 1900s, one man entered the picture who would revolutionize self-defense and aid in turning the city around. His name was William Ewart Fairbairn, an English soldier.

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BEST OF THE BEST

While most nations with developed armed forces have Special Forces units, there are a few nations known for having units that could each arguably be called “the best of the best.” Take a look at some of the more elite forces around the globe.

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THE YOUNG MAN AND THE SEA

One “lone wolf” bequeathed to us by history stands above the rest, at least in terms of sheer swagger and audacity. John Fairfax was the first human being to row solo across any ocean—the Atlantic, and he’s first to row across the Pacific, period.

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BENEDICTINE BAD BOY

By on January 1, 2012 in Amazing Individuals Category

Forget everything you know about the bad boys of history. Guys like Robin Hood had nothing on Eustace the Black Monk.

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LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG

By on February 1, 2011 in Amazing Individuals Category

Every once in a long while, a person is born in this world that possess an unusual combination of altruism, ambition and guts.

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