Things I did not know about Sir Edmund Hillary:

  1. He was still alive.
  2. He was only 88 when he died.
  3. Which means when he became the first person to reach the top of Everest, he was just a year older than I am now. Better get cracking.
  4. He once won an honor from Queen Elizabeth known as the Order of the Garter. Oh Liz, you saucy thing!

May he rest in peace.