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Old 02-13-2015, 03:24 AM
TonySinclair TonySinclair is offline
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In one of Feynman's books, probably Surely You're Joking, he told how he was rejected for psychiatric reasons just for answering questions perfectly honestly. And this was during WWII. He even tried to tell them it was a mistake, which of course confirmed their opinion.

Also during WWII, Byron Nelson was rejected for some kind of bleeding disorder (but not hemophilia), and his pal Jug McSpadden was rejected for allergies. The two of them set all kinds of records on the PGA Tour in 1944 and 1945 playing against very depleted fields, Nelson for the most wins, and Jug for the most 2nd place finishes, among others.

I was very nearsighted, but they took me.

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