• Question: What is an interesting fact about yourself that not many people would expect?

    Asked by zaaras56 on 14 Jun 2019. This question was also asked by hjoshi4, akinashi.
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      David Wilson answered on 14 Jun 2019:


      David Livingstone, the Scottish Explorer, is my Great Great Great Grandfather.

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      Nina Rzechorzek answered on 14 Jun 2019: last edited 14 Jun 2019 8:37 pm


      I once led a team of people on a medical research expedition to the world’s highest lab in the world (5200m in Bolivia), testing viagra as a drug to prevent acute mountain sickness…if we’re going with a ‘claim to fame’ theme, somewhere far back in my family tree is the writer Joseph Conrad who’s book ‘The Heart of Darkness’ inspired the film ‘Apocalypse Now’.

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      Kaitlin Wade answered on 15 Jun 2019:


      I have 6 tattoos, and working my way towards having a sleeve of mulitcoloured, watercolour tattoos up my arm. Most people don’t see them so when I don’t wear long sleeves, they are kind of shocked. I’ve flown around the world several times and I have my own face painting business.

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      Shobhana Nagraj answered on 16 Jun 2019:


      I once lived with monks in the Himalayas and in a jungle for 1 year. It was amazing.

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      Thiloka Ratnaike answered on 16 Jun 2019:


      My great great great (?+1) grandfather was the physician to the last king of Sri Lanka!

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      Marianne King answered on 17 Jun 2019:


      I’ve sliced a human brain in half! That was quite surreal.

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      Kate Timms answered on 18 Jun 2019:


      Hmm… I won a swimming race against the multi-gold medal winning Olympian Rebecca Adlington back in the day! It was breaststroke, so not one of the ones she competed in at the Olympics, but still!
      Oh and as for famous ancestors, one of mine was a famous female pirate who led an army of women to beat the English to keep control of her part of Ireland. She even sailed her ship up the Thames to meet Queen Elizabeth the 1st who she convinced to leave her part of Ireland alone until she died! She’s so epic they even made a broadway musical about her!

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      Ettie Unwin answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      I have a twin brother and we both have broken the usual gender stereotypes. I studied engineering and he’s now a history teacher!

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      Matthew Bareford answered on 20 Jun 2019:


      I don’t have any famous ancestors (at least not that I know of).

      But I guess for me it would be that I have lots of tattoos that always seems to surprise people, as I often wear long sleeved tops.

      but I think the fact that I love old black and white films is something that surprises a lot of people the most.

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