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I Have Found My Hero: Peter Freuchen Renders All Chuck Norris Jokes Obsolete

“Peter Freuchen, six foot seven, lived inside the cave of his breath. “

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“Standing six feet seven inches, Freuchen was an arctic explorer, journalist, author, and anthropologist. He participated in several arctic journeys (including a 1000-mile dogsled trip across Greenland), starred in an Oscar-winning film, wrote more than a dozen books (novels and nonfiction, including his Famous Book of the Eskimos), had a peg leg (he lost his leg to frostbite in 1926; he amputated his gangrenous toes himself), was involved in the Danish resistance against Germany, was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis before escaping to Sweden, studied to be a doctor at university, his first wife was Inuit and his second was a Danish margarine heiress, became friends with Jean Harlow and Mae West, once escaped from a blizzard shelter by cutting his way out of it with a knife fashioned from his own feces, and, last but certainly not least, won $64,000 on The $64,000 Question.”

http://kottke.org/14/01/peter-freuchen

http://www.anothermag.com/current/view/3425/The_Remarkable_Life_of_Peter_Freuchen

Peter Freuchen, a Resurrected Viking, is a Danish Jew by Birth

http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/24/5441984/explorers-club-elon-musk-adventure-space-frozen-poop-chisel