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Nine Minutes to Gold

Rulon Gardner walked into the Olympic gym in Sydney, Australia, during the final match in the Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics. (Greco-Roman style requires that the wrestlers only use their arms and upper body to attack; grabbing

Ronald’s Audition

In 1932, Ronald Reagan was suffering the same fate as nearly a quarter of the United States working people: he was unemployed. Fresh out of college, his prospects were bleak, but he had enjoyed entertaining people ever since his early

Iron and Propeller

“Congratulations on the notoriety you have earned, old boy,” Thomas Guppy said to Isambard Kingdom Brunel. “I thought I would never hear the end of your Clifton Suspension Bridge. ” “That was quite a thing, wasn’t it,” Brunel said to