June 11, 1910, Jacques Yves Cousteau, French Navy officer, oceanographer, was born in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France.

On this day (June 11), 1910, Jacques Yves Cousteau, French Navy officer and oceanographer, was born in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France.
In 1930 he entered the École navale and graduated as an artillery officer. However, a car accident, which broke both of his arms, cut short his career in naval aviation. The accident forced Cousteau to change his plans to become a naval pilot, so she then gave in to his passion for the ocean.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Marcel Icha took the first prize ex-aequo at the 1943 Documentary Film Congress, for the first French underwater film: Par dix-huit mètres de fond (18 meters deep), carried out without breathing apparatus the previous year.
In 1943, Cousteau, together with Émile Gagnan, was the co-inventor of the regulators still used today in autonomous diving (both professional and recreational) regardless of cables and tubes air supply from the surface.
the films and documentary series shot during his explorations aboard his ship Calypso have been broadcast on television through his documentary program, The Underwater World of Jacques Cousteau, which was broadcast throughout the world for years, making Cousteau the most famous of the popularizers of the underwater world.
He was also one of the first people to defend the marine environment from pollution, passionate about finding and describing all the species that inhabit the seas of the globe.
Cousteau's legacy includes more than 120 television documentaries, more than 50 books, and an environmental protection foundation with 300,000 members.
Cousteau liked to call himself an "oceanographic technician." In reality, he was a sophisticated showman, teacher and lover of nature. His work allowed many people to explore the resources of the oceans.
One of his best-known phrases is:
"The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat."
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- Hello, children, I'm going to give you a talk about the sea
- good!
- bravo!
- let's start... do you know why divers always jump into the sea on our backs?
- me! Me!... They jump with their backs to the sea because if they jumped
front, the impact with the water would break their glasses and could damage their vision.
- What's up! What's up! Me!... They throw themselves backwards because if they were to throw themselves forward the weight of the cylinders would precipitate them inside the hull and they could be sucked into the propellers.
- no! no! me!..... No man, they throw themselves on their backs because according to the principle of Archimedes (who was also a diver), every body that is submerged in water suffers a displacement equal to the volume plunged.
- Well, not kids...They jump backwards because if they jumped forward they would fall into the boat! hahahahaha!
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- kids, it was a joke...
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- kids, can you laugh
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