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  •  Edwin Hubble... (1+ / 0-)
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    was supposed to play for the Maroons, but his father wouldn't let him because he thought it was too dangerous.  So he broke a bunch of records in track and field and the high jump instead.  And he played basketball, and was an amateur heavyweight boxer.

    Somehow he managed not to lose too many brain cells in that last activity, though, because he went on to discover cosmological redshift and upended a lot of other things we believed about the Universe.  He would have won a Nobel Prize, but the committee didn't consider astronomy to be physics proper.

    Yeah, different times.

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