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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Stealth care," Sept. 16, 2006

"I would never blame an animal if it bit me, because I'm at fault, not them."

Australia's famed "crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin, who died last week from a stingray barb to his chest while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef.

"Boredom is a big killer of men."

"Buster" Martin, who turned 100 on Sept. 1 and is Britain's oldest worker, on why he continues to work for a south London plumbing company.

"He has not apologized to me and I certainly don't have to apologize to him. If anything, I owe apologies to his sister."

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Italian soccer player Marco Materazzi on the infamous headbutt he received from French player Zinedine Zidane during the World Cup final in July. Materazzi revealed last week that before the headbutt, he had made a comment about Zidane's sister.

"This is the biggest thing we've ever done. The Americans are the most talented players but we have a better team."

Former Greek basketball star Panayiotis Fasoulas on the Greek team's Sept. 1 victory over Team USA, which is made up of NBA stars, in the semifinals of the world championships.


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