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Heroes of Science Action Figures

By Vadim Newquist Nov 29, 2012

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, scientist, photographer, and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, produced countless ground breaking nature documentaries, pioneered marine conservation, and was so all around awesome that he inspired a Wes Anderson movie (The Life Aquatic, with Steve Zisou).

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."

Tags: science, slideshows, life, neil degrasse tyson, marie curie, nikola tesla, albert einstein

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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