"you can change the direction this train is moving just by thinking about it"
This guy surely has the best opening paragraph of any Wikipedia biography ever
Adrian Carton de Wiart
Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963), was an English officer of Belgian and Irish descent. He fought in the Boer War, World War I, and World War II, was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip and ear, survived a plane crash, tunneled out of a POW camp, and bit off his own fingers when a doctor wouldn’t amputate them. He later said “frankly I had enjoyed the war.”
just gonna repost this gem
I am so angry right now. Sad and angry. Robin Williams was one of those stars. There were not dozens of “Robin Williams” types. Just one. He’s gone and I am stunned and mad that he gave up the fight.
I can still remember the first time I saw him, battling “The Fonz” on Happy Days as Mork from…