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The video of this 14-year-old Singaporean competing in the solo freestyle event at the Wind Games 2017 – which she won! – is beautiful, hypnotic stuff.
After watching her work, I can see why many articles refer to her as the greatest stunt cyclist around.
They dye the rubber in their tires to burn out bright pink smoke. (SO. COOL.)
This 66-year-old won the vaunted Fur Rendezcous Sled Dog Race — and not for the first time! She’d won it 24 years earlier as well.
In the 50s, this woman became a championship boxer by refusing to give up on her dream.
30 years after John Rockefeller Sr laid her family low with his shady deals, she laid him low with her journalism.
After facing hiring discrimination in the software engineering field, she made an app for that: Blendoor, which masks personal details of job applicants, so they can be hired based on their merits.
This Purple Heart warrior (and medical evacuation pilot) filed suit against the US military policy excluding women from combat – the military recanted it shortly thereafter.
This physicist was the first female institute professor at MIT – by one estimate, she was author or co-author on more than 1,700 publications and articles.
Lady Jane Franklin was “a tenacious, well-traveled woman who fueled a series of polar missions to locate the expedition and find out the fate of her husband. As one newspaper of the era put it, ‘What the nation would not do, a woman did.’”