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:

Anonymous said...

Not the best career choice really!

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Sharon said...

Hahaha he must have hated his job!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Amazing how many sailors suffer from that.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

DEZMOND said...

LOL a navy officer suffering from sea sickness

Dana said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Christine said...

that is so ironic, seasickness!

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Theresa Mahoney said...

A navy officer with seasickness. That's crazy lol

Fundy Blue said...

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

Elisabeth said...

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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FilipBlog said...

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

Greetings,
Filip

Holy Ghost Writer said...

ha! A bit ironic there

Pat Hatt said...

Learned to live with it and press on

Teddi said...

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