Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.
Abraham Lincoln, the renowned president of United States of America had a humble beginning. He failed many times while he attempted to run for office. He would not have tasted success, had he given up midway!
J. K. Rowling, the renowned author of the Harry Potter series of books, began her writing career when she was going through the lowest period of her life. Jobless and divorced, Rowling used to write in cafes, while tending to her baby daughter, who would sleep by her side. She considered herself the “biggest failure I ever knew” but did not let her failure deter her spirit.
Steve Jobs, the iconic creator of Apple computers, is instrumental in revolutionizing the technology industry. Jobs went through a period of struggle during his early days. Later he was fired from the company he created. Despite going through rough weather, Steve Jobs emerged successful, with many new companies and projects under his belt. He came back to Apple and turned around the company to make it a formidable leader in the technology industry.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO price $52M
With its recent sale price of $52 million, it seems like the 1963 Ferarri 250 GTO ought to top out on this list. But it winds up as an honorable mention because you can’t actually buy one; it’s not just that you can’t afford it; there are none for sale.
So how does this 50-year-old Italian stallion come to cost more than some countries? Well, for starters there are only 39 of them. So they are quite rare.
Also each one is a bit different. They are handcrafted – and not in the modern sense in that some technician carefully screwed together some 3D-printed componentslBut rather in the sense of an actual florid Italian hand hammering the gorgeous aluminum bodywork.
They say that the Ferrari godfather, Enzo, had these built in response to the sublime Jaguar E-type. And while he may not have beat jag on production, $52 million might just be enough to buy all the Jaguar E-types left in the world
Because bigger is always better,Godzilla is the largest ever, some 106 meters (350 ft) tall and weighing over 160,000 tons (over time, Godzilla has tended to grow in size so as not to be dwarfed by increasingly large buildings). Of course, there is a reason that beasts of this size exist only in fiction—they are physiologically impossible. There are a number of surprisingly scholarly articles that explain the various reasons Godzilla couldn’t exist. First, there is no way the monster’s skeleton could support its body, even if it was made of titanium. The heat generated by its muscles would be tremendous, and there would be no way its heart could pump blood to its extremities.
At the more grotesque end of the spectrum, in his battles with humanity and other gigantic monsters, Godzilla tends to take quite a beating, toppling over time and again only to rise even stronger than before. Unfortunately, the impact of such a great weight falling from a height would be tremendous, enough to make the lizard explode upon hitting the ground. For a rather evocative example, the physics of falling giants was explained in an essay by J. B. S. Haldane in 1928: “You can drop a mouse down a thousand-yard mine shaft; and, on arriving at the bottom, it gets a slight shock and walks away, provided that the ground is fairly soft. A rat is killed, a man is broken, a horse splashes.”