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Diana Nyad Is Still an Exceptional Badass

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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is helped to shore after swimming a short distance from a support boat Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in Key West, Fla. Nyad failed in a fourth attempt to complete a swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba to the Florida Keys. The 63-year-old Nyad said she was disappointed but didn't feel there was anything she could have done better. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

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Why is she a badass for throwing herself into shark-infested waters but fat people not good because "ohmigod we're so CONCERNED for your HEALTH!!!!"