The Incredible Life Of Jacques Cousteau
The French underwater pioneer, inventor, and conservationist Jacques Cousteau remains the closest version of a real-life Aquaman as we’ve ever seen. Similar to Buzz Aldrin, Cousteau introduced millions of people to a world that they barely knew existed: the ocean. He also helped develop the first version of scuba tanks, created Oscar-winning documentaries, and wrote best-selling books all about the watery depths of his passion.
Predictably, for a man of his era, his greatness also came with a few strange foibles, like keeping a secret family for decades and envisioning a real-life Atlantis. Nevertheless, his dedication to the world’s oceans influenced countless people and conservation that continues to this day.