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Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by LoKyBuckeye, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    Click on the link and enter your age.... I guess I really haven't done anything yet :)

    At age 29:

    The Buddha decided to renounce the world and abandon family and posessions. Seven years later, he realized this brought him no closer to the wisdom he sought.

    Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first complete sentence by telephone.

    Agatha Christie, the most translated writer in the world, published her first book.

    Michael Faraday demonstrated electromagnetic rotation, leading the way to the invention of the electric motor.

    Blacksmith Kirkpatrick MacMillan invented the first real bicycle.

    English novelist Emily Jane Bronte wrote the romance Wuthering Heights .

    Singer-songwriter Carole King released her best-selling album Tapestry.

    French naturalist George Dagobert founded the science of comparative anatomy.
  2. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    At age 36: I haven't done alot

    Barthelemy Thimmonier developed the world's first practical sewing machine.

    Walter Hunt devised a modern sewing machine.

    Benjamin Franklin invented the Franklin stove.

    Robert Jarvik invented a pneumatically powered heart .

    German chemist Friedrich August Kekule discovered the ring structure of the benzene molecule in a dream.

    English navigator George Vancouver explored Vancouver island.
  3. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    At age 32:

    Penniless and unemployed, Buckminster Fuller decided against suicide, resolving instead to live out the rest of his life as an experiment to see what one person could do to help humanity.

    By the time of his death at age 32, Alexander the Great had conquered almost the entire known world.

    Composer, conductor and painter E. T. A. Hoffmann began to write the tales for which he is now primarily remembered.

    English artist and poet William Blake wrote and illustrated "Songs of Innocence."

    Johann Rudolf Wyss wrote "The Swiss Family Robinson."

    English parson Thomas Robert Malthus wrote his "Essay on the Principles of Population."

    I have gotten Buckminster Fuller beaten. I've got a job and a few bucks in my pocket. HA!
  4. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    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.
  5. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    thanks....i knew if i waited long enough somebody would post it for me :biggrin:
  6. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    Quit mooching off my stuff homo... get your own :biggrin:
  7. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    hey, if i wouldve clicked that link and typed in 23 it wouldve needed to be updated:

    BuckeyeNation27 clicked a link and typed in 23
  8. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    This isn't my age but taking 3 score and ten will likely be seen by most of us (me sooner than most)

    At age 70:
    Benjamin Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence.
    Businessman Cornelius Vanderbilt began buying railroads.
    French actress Sarah Bernhardt had a leg amputated but refused to abandon the stage.
    Justice John W. Sirica heard the Watergate case.
  9. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    At age 24:

    Nelly Bly made a solo trip around the world in less than 80 days for the New York World, beating Phileas Fogg's fictional record.

    Radioastronomy grad student Jocelyn Bell Burnell observed an unknown signal from outer space; this resulted in the discovery of pulsars.

    John Couch Adams became the first person to predict the position of a planetary mass beyond Uranus.

    Johannes Kepler defended the Copernican theory and described the structure of the solar system.

    Entrepreneur Ted Turner took over his father's billboard advertising business. He later launched CNN.

    Tracy Chapman released her first album, winning three Grammies.

    Scottish physician Mungo Park became the first European to reach the West African interior.

    Edgar Allen Poe won a $50 prize for the story "MS. Found in a Bottle."

    Noah Webster published a spelling book.

    Isaac Pitman devised the first scientific shorthand system.

    Security guard Frank Wills alerted D.C. police to the Watergate break-ins.
  10. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Were we supposed to keep score?:biggrin:
  11. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    This reminds me of an article I read yesterday on the author Jonathan Safran Foer. He's only 28 (a year younger than I) and has already written two bestsellers. I hate him. :biggrin:

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