Insane Danny Way
Danny Way (born April 15, 1974) is an American professional skateboarder. In X Games 14 – Los Angeles, California (July 31 – August 3, 2008), Danny Way was participating in the ‘Big Air’ competition. Before this, he had won in all the X Games Big Air competitions he had participated in.
In his 2nd of the 5 runs, his shins clipped on the edge of the quarter-pipe after a 20+ foot freefall, which the commentators referred to as the “second worst fall ever at the X Games”.
Nick Vujicic stands tall
Nick was born on 4th December, 1982, without arms and legs. However, there was no medical reason for it. His parents did their best to give him a life of an ordinary person without any physical deformity, and gave him every opportunity to live life to the fullest.
But it wasn’t so easy for him. He used to feel helpless and was so depressed that he attempted suicide a couple of times at a very young age. However, he soon realized that he did not want to leave his loved ones with the burden of guilt that would result from his suicide.
When a paralytic woman became the fastest woman in the world
Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) faced toughest of childhoods. She was born prematurely, and walked into illnesses one after another, constantly! Her family was financially weak and could barely afford a doctor. She was nursed to health by her family, majorly by her mother.
At the age of 4, she contracted infantile paralysis (caused by polio virus). Eventually, she recovered from the virus. However, she had to wear a brace on her left leg and foot, and later an orthopaedic shoe, to walk. In 1952, she started walking independent of the aid of the medical devices. She vowed to get over with all her illness and get on with her dream of becoming an athlete. And the rest is history.
Sir Isaac Newton, in the year 1687, published his research work in Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. This work described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion. These theories, since more than three centuries now, have been dominantly used, in most scientific calculations and applications.
Have you ever wondered how he first got the thought of gravity or motion? How did he work out those concepts in simple mathematical formulas? What principles and assumptions did he use and how? How many times did he test and revise his formulas, principles and assumptions after practical application? What different did he do?