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Who is Tony Wheeler?

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Tony Wheeler, the co-founder of Lonely Planet. The story of Tony and his wife Maureen beginning Lonely Planet is an incredible story. It begins in 1972 when, for their honeymoon, Tony and Maureen traveled from London, across Europe, through Asia and eventually found themselves in Sydney. When they arrived in Sydney they were asked so many questions about their journey they decided to take their notes, add some research and turn it into to a book. As they say, the rest is history. (Source)

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Posted: May 16th, 2011
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Who is an American?

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Materialism, women’s rights, progress and other attributes that make up the average American.

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Posted: April 4th, 2011
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Who is Bill Buxton?

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The Microsoft researcher is a technologist, a designer, a musician, an author, outdoorsman and a nationally ranked equestrian. via

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Posted: March 22nd, 2011
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Who is the Best Tennis Player Ever?

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Fans may think of Jimmy Connors as an "old school" tennis player, but according to a new ranking system developed by a Northwestern University researcher, Connors is best player in the history of the game.

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Posted: March 19th, 2011
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Who is a Scientist?

Joseph Rotblat: "a scientist is a human being first, and a scientist second."

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Posted: March 4th, 2011
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Who is Jill Price?

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Jill Price (nee Rosenberg, born December 30, 1965 in New York City) is one of eight confirmed subjects determined by scientists to have hyperthymesia and was the person who pioneered such research. She is able to recite details of every day of her life since she was fourteen years old. She can recall various obscure moments of her life in high detail Price’s condition was coined hyperthymesia, or hyperthymestic syndrome. It is characterized by a highly superior autobiographical memory and spending vast quantities of time thinking one’s past. She appears to have enlarged parts of her brain associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The first report on the study of her brain was published in 2006. In 2008, she co-authored the book The Woman Who Can’t Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to ScienceaA Memoir, explaining her life with the condition.Avia further reading

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Posted: January 17th, 2011
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Who is Colin Needham?

Colin Needham, from Stoke Gifford, began the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) in 1990 as a hobby, and now the website is the 42nd most popular on the planet, attracting some 57million unique users every month. ASuch is the power and influence it wields, IMDb - which has information on over 3.2million actors and industry professionals and a database of more than 1.5million films - has the ability to launch and crush Hollywood careers.Avia

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Posted: January 1st, 2011
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Who is Paul Erdos?

Paul Erdos was a Hungarian born mathematician famous for his brilliantly elegant proofs of seemingly unsolvable mathematical problems, especially in the area of numbers theory. He founded the field of discrete mathematics, the foundation of computer science, and was one of the most prolific mathematicians in history. He authored more than 1500 papers working, over the years, with roughly 458 collaborators. So highly regarded was he by other mathematicians that it became a badge of honor to have collaborated with him, an honor designated by claiming an "Erdos number" of 1, a system begun by Casper Goffman around 1965. To have an Erdos number of 2 meant you had collaborated with someone who had collaborated with Erdos, and so on. via

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Posted: December 4th, 2010
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Who is Liu Xiaobo?

BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhuanet) — Liu Xiaobo, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, has triggered people’s interest in who he is.

Liu, born in 1955, was a worker in his youth. He got his master’s degree in 1984 and began working as a teacher at Beijing Normal University. He got a doctorate degree in 1988. He attracted attention when he criticized some famous people.

In an interview by a Hong Kong based-editor, Liu said that Chinese people’s tragedy is not caused by "several fatuous emperors," but "every Chinese person", since the Chinese people created a system that caused their own tragedy.

Liu said that China needed to be a colony for 300 years to have a "real change". He then said that knowledge levels have nothing to do with academic degrees and most Chinese university students and graduate students were "garbage".

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Posted: October 30th, 2010
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