Lise Meitner was a brilliant nuclear physicist whose contribution to atomic science has been unsung for many years. Some believe this is because she was female or Jewish, but really, like so many scientific discoveries, it's more a question of who really got the credit and was acknowledged at the time.
Hedy Lamarr was well known for her films of the 30's and 40's notably a very early nude scene in Ecstasy. In addition to this show of naive exhibitionism, we also remember her riveting beauty on the silver screen.
Many do not know that Hedy Lamarr co-engineered spread spectrum technology which helped keep America's secrets safe during WWII and enables modern wireless communications today. You can learn more about it here.
One woman, two lives. It's tough being an Amazon.
Wonder Woman online a great resource on Wonder Woman history
Wonder Woman TV show (1976-1979)
Joss Whedon to direct Wonder woman film (originally announced 3/17/2005)
And here's a picture of me with my Wonder Woman tattoo and t-shirt.
Born too soon, Bruce Lee was passionate and intellectual about Jit Kun Do, an adaptive and unconventional way of fighting which he created.
Read up on Bruce Lee philosophy, which applies to anything. You would be wise to heed his words, Grasshopper.
Fighting Master will give you a good summary.
And don't forget to get the free knitting chart so you can knit Bruce on anything!
So much more than a warrior in the boxing ring. Ali refused to go to VietNam due to his spiritual beliefs, and was shut out of boxing for 2.5 years as a result. Eventually, the Supreme Court upheld his conscientious objector claim and he was free to fight again.
Greatest of all Time the amazing book Taschen had made about him. Maybe you'll see a copy at a rich friend's house one day.