Hidden Secrets of Jacques Cousteau, Notorious Ocean Explorer

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Big Dreams

Jacques originally wanted to be a pilot, studying at the College Stanislas in Paris. Unfortunately, he was in a car accident that broke both of his arms and cut his dreams short, forcing him to reconsider his options.

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Underwater Experiments

He first began experimenting while he was serving on the Condorcet in Toulon. He was lent some Fernez goggles by Phillip Tailliez, which were the first versions of swimming goggles.

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The More You Know

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  • Earth is not as round as you thought.
  • If you sneeze while driving at 60 mph, your eyes are closed for around 50 feet.
  • A single lightning bolt has enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread.
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