775 confirmed kills represented in this one picture. Female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front, WW2. Not pictured: Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who would have boosted the count to 1083 just by standing there.
“I think it’s silly to categorize people as either having an analytical brain or a creative brain."
She was a programmer, a wife, a lesbian -- and she wouldn't rest until she could legally marry her wife.
Major League Baseball Teams Come Together to Help 7-Year-Old Girl with 3D-Printed Hand Fulfill her Dream - sometimes Twitter does alright…
This woman has spent her life fighting the prison industrial complex, giving ex-convicts a new lease on life.
Masako "Katsy" Katsura
“Men want to beat me. I play men, six, seven hours a day. Men… they do not beat me.”
"Uncle" Olive Yang
So here's a wild story: lesbian (possibly trans) Burmese princess becomes opium-trading warlord to escape arranged marriage.
This engineer fixed a flaw in the allies' planes, allowing them to dive just as well as the Germans' - an innovation instrumental to winning the war.
Russia's most famous hermit has lived outside of civilization for virtually seven decades, amidst some severe difficulties.
Cecile DeWitt-Morette was a pioneering mathematical physicist who worked with Albert Einstein, Irene Joliot-Curie, and Richard Feynman, and advocated for more women in the sciences.
This Iranian-American marine is now one of NASA's newest astronauts.
The "Last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians" (she wasn't) used brains, brawn, and sheer will to carve a place for herself, even as the world was collapsing around her.
Let her leprosy go untreated for years to make herself the perfect spy in the Japan-occupied Philippines - soldiers wouldn't touch her, so she could slip right through.
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz
This brilliant poet rose from illegitimacy and poverty to become one of the luminaries of her age - until she flew too close to the sun.
To warn against the incoming British, this teen girl staged her own midnight ride - far longer and more dangerous…