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Peter Mark Roget
Peter Mark Roget
was trained in medicine but had interests ranging from optics to sanitation. The Thesaurus for which he is best known today began as a way for him to always have an "inventory" of words to enhance his writings with.
Victor Borge
Victor Borge
was trained as a classical pianist but gained fame for his unique blend of superb piano playing and comedy. His trademarks included repeatedly being "distracted" while trying to play a serious piece, making comments to and about the audience, and playing sheet music "backwards, sideways, etc."
Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata)
The Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata)
is so named because its straw to grayish-white color allows it to practically disappear into the sand, an effect made even more possible by its ability to slightly change its color as needed, as well as by its nocturnal habits.
William Frederick Halsey Jr.
William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
was dubbed "Bull" during the early stages of World War II, when his naval task force got close enough to Japan to launch air raids on the mainland. As Commander of the South Pacific Theater, he led naval operations at Guadalcanal and decimated the Japanese Navy at Leyte Gulf.
Frank Robinson
Frank Robinson
is the only Major League baseball player to date to be named Most Valuable Player in both the National and American Leagues. He is also the only player ever to hit a fair ball completely out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, and was the first black manager of a Major League team.
Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
co-created two of the longest-running programs in broadcast history, "People Are Funny" and "House Party." It was on the latter that he debuted a segment called "Kids Say the Darndest Things," which became one of the most popular "interview formats" in radio and television history.

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