Travel Through Our Archives And Meet Some Very Passionate Individuals

Aug 13, 2015 By Houston Barber

Over the past few weeks we have been going through the immense archives here at Wimp while sharing some of our favorites from the past. From the beginning, we have considered it our duty to keep a pulse on everything viral and show you only the best of what the Internet has to offer. 

Today we are continuing our look back, but this time with a theme: passion. Nothing is more inspiring than to see a passionate person stare down the impossible. Whether you want to cure a disease or just eat a lot of hot dogs in one sitting, passion is truly the key to success. Here are three people who demonstrate the many forms passion can take: 

Man Completes Triathlon While Juggling The Entire Time – June 8, 2012

Sure, there might not be a great reason to complete an entire triathlon while juggling, but then again, is there ever a good reason to jump out of an airplane or climb a mountain? Ok, maybe that’s not the best analogy, but this is still impressive. Joe Slater was determined to become the first person to juggle non-stop for an entire triathlon and he did it in just 1 hour and 57 minutes. That takes some serious passion. 

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Toy Car Does 205 MPH – October 8, 2013 

Toy cars are built to serve a lot of purposes, but none of them are to travel faster than 200 mph. It takes a determined mind to not only think it’s possible but also make it happen. Yet these three ingenuitive men built a track and tethered miniature car to do just that. A passion for centrifugal force can go a long way. 

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Man Reunites With Gorilla He Raised – May 23, 2010

The bond between man and animal is a special thing, and this heart-warming reunion between conservationist Damian Aspinall and the gorilla he raised shows why. Guided by his love and compassion, Damian put aside the fear of venturing into dangerous territories and was rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

A strong passion can’t be explained or reasoned with. You might end up doing something everyone else thinks is crazy, like juggling during a triathlon. But as the heroes of these videos show, the end result can break the impossible. 

Do you have a favorite video from the past? Let us know in the comments and make sure to join us every Thursday as we continue to dig deeper into our archives and explore the world of Wimp. 

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