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By Maggie Koerth-Baker, Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur

Be notable

Who says you can't? It's time to get off the sofa and take your existence to the following point.

the first step: stand at the shoulders of geniuses

What sturdy are the world's maximum geniuses in the event you can't muddy their shoulder pads and use their accomplishments as a step stool? mental_floss has combed via each luck tale in heritage to bring this final how-to advisor for mountain climbing your solution to greatness.

Step : indulge in the glow of admiring enthusiasts

even if you must glow at midnight, swallow a sword, give up smoking, locate Atlantis, stay without end, get out of jury accountability, purchase the Moon, sink a battleship, cease worldwide warming, develop into a ninja, or just be the guts of the universe, Be striking covers all of the crucial lifestyles talents. simply soak up a number of pages, then allow the hero worship commence!

you'll want:
* A starvation for greatness
* a few duct tape
* This book

you might have considered trying:
* Sidekicks and/or minions
* a powerful nickname
* an awesome outfit

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