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Donald Campbell
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    (March 23, 1921-January 4, 1967)
    Heir to a diamond mine fortune
    The only man to hold both land and water speed records at the same time
    Died when his speed boat 'Bluebird K7' flipped and disintegrated at high speed on Coniston Water in England
    He chose an extremely dangerous hobby, despite having a wife and daughter.
    He was superstitious and believed in psychics.
    He considered the colour green unlucky and even requested his project manager Evan Green be referred to as Evan Turquoise.
    He carried a teddy bear called 'Mr Whoppit' as a race mascot.
    His death has been put down to two factors, both placing him at fault.
    He set seven world water speed records between 1955 and 1964.
    He named all his vehicles 'Bluebird' in honor of his father's speed boat.
    He was a loving father and husband.
    He was very patriotic and painted the Union Jack on all of his vehicles.
    His body lay undiscovered at the bottom of a lake for 34 years until recovered by diver Bill Smith.

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