Achilles’ heel love

Achilles’ heel


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  • On January 16, 2003, eighty-two seconds into the flight ofColumbia, a briefcase-size piece of foam, weighing approximately one and a half pounds, shed from the ET and struck the Achilles’ heel of the shuttle heat shield, one of the wing leading-edge carbon panels.

    Riding Rockets

  • Debbie D’Amico, a manager for IBM, told me, “The very worst kind of Achilles’ heel may be, in fact, not admitting you have one.”

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke


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