Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fact of the Day: Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson was a Navy officer (who eventually became an Admiral) known for his leadership in the British Navy. His leadership caused notable defeats for Napoleon Bonaparte and the French. Despite his legendary service, he suffered from sea-sickness. 

19 comments:

  1. Not the best career choice really!

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  3. Wow that's like someone who's afraid of heights becoming a pilot. I suppose that's a way of conquering your fear though!

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  4. Hahaha he must have hated his job!

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  5. Amazing how many sailors suffer from that.

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  6. A navy officer with sea sickness! That must have been really tough.

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  7. He also only had one arm and one eye due to battle wounds.

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  8. LOL a navy officer suffering from sea sickness

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  9. Yes, that might not have been the best career for him!

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  10. that´s ironical! heeheh. Interesting fact . Kisses:)

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  11. Did you know that Nelson implemented square food trays on his ships so in rough seas the trays would lock together and not fall off tables. This is why today we talk about three "square" meals a day.

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  12. A navy officer with seasickness. That's crazy lol

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  13. I had no idea that Nelson suffered from sea-sickness! Poor guy, I know only too well how miserable that can be!

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  14. I've heard sea-sickness is curable by covering one eye during the complete travel time :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    E from Helsinki
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  15. Looks very young, must come from the noblesse to get such a top job .

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  16. Learned to live with it and press on

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  17. really? that must've sucked for him. i get motion sickness too. boo hoo

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