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Happy Birthday Sir David Attenborough! , 90 Today and still Broadcasting

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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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Born May 8, 1926 Sir David Attenborough turns 90 today , the greatest maker of wildlife programs Sir David has brought the wonders of nature to millions of eager viewers for decades , he is one of our greatest exports and a fine ambassador for our planet and life on it.



A true Great Briton.


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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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He's the best



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Happy b day, yep he is the best!!!



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: gortex

And he got a research vessel named after him instead of it being called Boaty McBoatface.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

They named the on-board sub Boaty McBoatface still lol



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Shame his brother Richard is no longer with us to celebrate his 90 years.

Happy Birthday David.






posted on May, 8 2016 @ 11:44 AM
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My all time heart crush.

Happy birthday Sir Dave !!



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 11:44 AM
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My all time heart crush.

Happy birthday Sir Dave !!



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Happy Birthday Boaty McBoatface

(After all, if the famous faker of wildlife programs has usurped the name of the research vessel, the least the Internet can do is replace his old name with the one he took)



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: gortex

I love the guy. 90 years and the worst 'scandal' was people moaning about set scenes in the Arctic shows. The guy has class.

There was an article once that claimed he's the most travelled living man. Decades of crossing continents in planes have added up to several hundred thousand miles of journeys.

The story that resonates the most is how he was part of an expedition into deepest PNG or a similarly remote area. They journeyed through forest and jungle led by natives whose language was understood by interpreters. The further they went, the less they could understand local dialects. Eventually they arrived in the territory of this 'lost tribe' and made camp for the night.

They were woken in the early dawn by armed men surrounding the camp. The guides' language was so distinct from the 'lost tribe' that verbal communication was impossible. The tribe hadn't seen the clothes, equipment or colour of skin before and were cautiously dominating the proceedings. Weapons were drawn and anxieties were causing many a rapid heartbeat in the humid air of the clearing.

Sir Dave was reflecting on his life and wondering if this was to be his last day. Would their deaths be known? Might they vanish without trace and be lost? It crossed his mind that raised hands might mean something aggressive to them. Then again, showing teeth (smile) can also be a sign of hostility in some cultures.

What broke the ice was a pair of eyebrows!

The good old eyebrow raise turned out to be a 'universal' sign of greeting and peaceful intentions.



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