Justin is 26 today!

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As we grow in age, we may stop and think, “What can I accomplish at my age?” In an effort to find the answer to that question, I came across an interesting site called, “Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age.” I hope you find this encouraging and feel inspired to achieve no matter how old you are!

Here is a list of what other’s have achieved at age 26:

  • American anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote her famous dissertation, Coming of Age in Samoa, which claimed that in some societies adolescence is not a particularly difficult time. 
  • Albert Einstein published five major research papers in a German physics jornal, fundamentally changing man’s view of the universe and leading to such inventions as television and the atomic bomb.
  • Benjamin Franklin published the first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac, which was to play a large role in molding the diverse American character.
  • Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Chereshkova became the first woman to travel in space. 
  • College dropout Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer.
  • Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, revolutionizing the economies of the United States and Britain.
  • Antoine Joseph Sax invented the brass saxophone.
  • “Johnny Appleseed” brought apple seeds to the Ohio Valley.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Italy.
  • Gon Yangling memorized more than 15,000 telephone numbers in Harbin, China.
  • Orion Krynen of Denver, CO reached this age without much incident.
  • British ethologist Jane Goodall set up camp in the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve on Lake Tanganyika and began studying the lives of chimpanzees.
  • Ken Kesey published his first novel, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
  • Thomas Pynchon published V., for which he won the William Faulkner First Novel Award.
  • Darren Blackburn became the first and only athlete of the Principality of Sealand, despite being somewhat lacking in athletic ability.
  • Syd Jesus co-founded the dUdU Art Collective in Oakland, California and turned an entire warehouse space into a conceptual art piece entitled “The $5000 Gallery.”

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“Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age” [Online]

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