Teddy Roosevelt's Exceptional Abilities
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:02PM
W. R. in Pictures, Renaissance Man, Teddy Roosevelt, author, badass, cowboy, explorer, politician, president, rancher, soldier, sportsman

The tales drawn from Teddy Roosevelt's vigorous life characterize American badassery at its best. As a statesman, soldier, rancher, author, sportsman and President, Roosevelt successfully triumphed over every obstacle he encountered, and then some. The guy was practically invincible, no exaggeration. Here are some testaments to his exceptional abilities:

1. He thumbed his nose at his doctor's orders and led an active life - simoultaneously defying and astounding the medical community:

2. He never tired, even while camping. And his buddy in the background, Ferris, was clearly wiped out:

3. He brought order to the wild west long before John Wayne or Clint Eastwood could even get their pants on:

4. When necessary, he settled bar room disputes with his fist:

5. And he displayed great nonchalance whist doing so, because nobody likes a braggadocio:

6. Always unafraid, Roosevelt charged headfirst into danger:

 7. And was often praised for his heroics:

8. He was adored as a politician, because he never BS'd anybody:

9. And he was resolute, never bowing to peer-pressure:

10. He could take a bullet like a man and still deliver a full speech afterwards, again defying the medical community:

11. He could drive a submarine with precision and still admire the wildlife:

   12. And he could fly a plane. He would have stayed up for longer, if he had been allowed:


13. He didn't just "take" the train, he rode front of the engine. With a book:

14. He killed large animals, with boyish enthuiasm:

15. That bear never stood a chance:

16. He got away with discharging firearms in the house, just to amuse his kids:

17. He relished exploring countries that had never been explored*:

*by white men

18. And he brought that adventurous spirit wherever he went:

19. He was greeted by crowds everywhere:

20. And it never went to his head:

Article originally appeared on Will Rabbe, Producer, Journalist & Historian (http://willrabbe.com/).
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