Saturday, 16 September 2006

I.K.B., O.G.

You want to know who had an awesome name? Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Not only that, but he was a pretty awesome dude as well, the genius behind the Thames Tunnel, the Great Western Railway, numerous bridges and other Victorian (and pre-Victorian) urban planning feats.

Fun facts about I.K.B.:

  • He smoked up to 40 cigars a day.
  • He once accidentally inhaled a half-sovereign coin.
  • He could draw a perfect circle.

It goes without saying, but, for the record:

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