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One of World's Most Interesting Men Is Dead

John Fairfax, 74, had a resume that almost defies belief

(Newser) - He may not be the Dos Equis man, but John Fairfax arguably has the most interesting obituary in the world. The New York Times' piece on Fairfax, who died Feb. 8 from a heart attack at the age of 74, begins by reminding us of Fairfax's most famous feats:... More »

Yank, 22, Crosses Atlantic in Rowboat

Katie Spotz becomes youngest to make trek solo

(Newser) - Katie Spotz isn't the first to cross the Atlantic, but even Christopher Columbus didn't have to row his boat. The 22-year-old Ohio native yesterday landed in Guyana, reports the New York Times , becoming the youngest person to make the 2,817-mile rowboat trip solo—an odyssey that took her 70... More »

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