I started working on an episode about Carl Akeley almost a year ago. I have known since the beginning he was a character from history worth mentioning, and not just for the incredible fable about how he managed to strangle and kill a leopard with his bare hands. His story is inspiring, adventurous, sad, and exciting to follow as he went from being an uneducated farm boy to someone who left lasting impressions on the world that are easily observed but rarely acknowledged.
We owe a lot to Akeley; his strive to emulate life after death resulted in not only some of the most beautiful sculptures produced during a time when nobody thought to see animal remains as anything but garbage or decoration, but his techniques have also helped us to preserve the natural world over the last century.
1:12 Retro TV dinner sets: Mac and Cheese dinner with corn, peas, and apple dessert; Salisbury steak dinner with carrots, green beans, and cranberry dessert; turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, and brownie; mac and cheese dinner with cornbread, peas and carrots, and apple dessert.
Made these (plus 2 other that sold) for Lakeland and just never got around to putting them up.
Dropping from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet (980 m) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute carried out the first descent using his frameless parachute.