Some real rowing

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Some real rowing

Post by jakeischillin » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:26 pm

Good story too, I had never heard of this guy before.

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Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:41 pm

Good read. That dude was a total bad ass.
For all its bravura, Mr. Fairfax’s seafaring almost pales beside his earlier ventures. Footloose and handsome, he was a flesh-and-blood character out of Graham Greene, with more than a dash of Hemingway and Ian Fleming shaken in.

At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle.

At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate.
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Post by DrDonkeyLove » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:47 pm

Cool bio.

The article references these immigrant Norwegians in America. Their story is fascinating as well.
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Post by climber511 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:14 pm

I remember this guy. It was a big deal back when I was in Vietnam - lots of press. I've caught bits and pieces about him since - the guy was quite a story. Suicide by jaguar - a good one to convince terrorists to try perhaps??? :)

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Post by jgmack » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:38 am

Suicide by Jaguar meaning crashing one at high speed. He is the guy you see in the "world's most interesting man" ads on TV. At least he was.

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Post by Sandman » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:32 pm

Great story. Thanks for posting this.
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