At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate. To please his mother, who did not take kindly to his being a pirate, he briefly managed a mink farm, one of the few truly dull entries on his otherwise crackling rÃ©sumÃ©, which lately included a career as a professional gambler.
Suicide by jaguar? Uh, guys, I think the most interesting man in the world died on February 8th. John Fairfax also rowed across oceans/=.