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Amelia Bearheart

The concept: "Even as a young cub, Amelia Bearheart wanted to soar high above the forest floor behind the wheel of a bird of steel. 'Think of the adventure that awaits!' she'd roar. The others laughed, 'Bears can't fly. Let alone a lady bear.' Never one to be discouraged, Amelia took to flight like a tomboy to trousers. Strapped into her trademark Lockheed Electra, she became the first ever bear and lady to fly to a deserted island."

The Real Deal: Amelia Earhart will go down in history for being the first female pilot to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean, and we're still intrigued by her 1939 disappearance today.

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