A force to be reckoned with and an enduring symbol of adventure and freedom, Blackbeard only sailed the seas from 1713-1718. He began his most productive years after capturing a French slaver and renaming her Queen Anne’s Revenge.
The Father of Dinosaur-Mania
Baron Franz Nopcsa von Felső-Szilvás (1877-1933) was a self-taught aristocrat considered to be the father of paleobiology. After his sister found a dinosaur skull in the backyard of their estate in Transylvania he started obsessively studying paleontology from his library.
Wittgenstein: War hero and World-class philosopher
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was a Austrian-British man who became one of the most important philosophers of recent times. He was born into an extremely wealthy family, but still went to fight for Austria-Hungary during World War 1.
Walt Disney once attempted to collaborate on a short film with famed surrealist artist and architect Salvador Dali. The two artists collaborated in Disney’s studios for eight months in 1946 before the project was suspended.