History's greatest tough people

Some excerpts:

Teddy Roosevelt
Flash back to 1884. After his wife died in childbirth, and his mother died of typhoid (On the same day. In the same house), Roosevelt moved out West to work as as a cowboy. A man with intentions on Roosevelt's ranch hired a killer named Paddock to get rid of him. Hearing of this, Roosevelt armed himself and rode over to Paddock's residence. He said:

"I understand you have threatened to kill me on sight. I have come over to see when you want to begin the killing."

Paddock did not bother Roosevelt again.

Sir Douglas Bader
Seven years later, Germany invaded Poland, and Bader was permitted to rejoin the RAF. Eight years after the accident, he made his first legless solo – choosing to fly part of it upside down at extremely low altitude. In the Battle of Britain he shot down twenty-six (26) Luftwaffe aircraft in a little over a year. During one fight, he ran out of ammunition, and so sliced off a German bomber's tailfin with his propellor.

Inés Ramírez
…after 12 hours of continual pain, Ramírez sat down on a bench and drank three small glasses of hard liquor. She then used a 15 centimetres kitchen knife to cut open her abdomen in a total of three attempts… After  operating on herself for an hour, she reached inside her uterus and  pulled out her baby boy. She then severed the umbilical cord with a pair of scissors and became unconscious. She used clothes to bandage her wound after regaining consciousness…

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Who is history’s greatest badass, and why?
Answer (1 of 132): Hideaki Akaiwa.

When the March 2011 Tsunami hit his home town of Ishinomaki, Hideaki was at work.

Realising his wife was trapped in their home, he ignored the advice of professionals, who told him to wait for the army to arrive to provide search and rescue.

Instead he found…

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  1. Thumbs up for Bader..

  2. "Death came for Roosevelt in his sleep. Had he come when the President was awake, there would've been a fight.

  3. Thumbs up for Ramírez.

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