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Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali-Haj (born January 17, 1942 as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. - June 3, 2016), was an American professional boxer. He is considered one of the world's greatest heavyweight boxers, as well as one of the world's most famous individuals, renowned the world over both for his boxing and his political activism. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century.

After a meteoric and flamboyant rise through the ranks he won the title against Sonny Liston in 1964 in a major upset. After defending successfully against Liston and former champion Floyd Patterson, he joined the black nationalist Nation of Islam, changed his name to Muhammad Ali, and refused to fight in the War in Vietnam. He was convicted on criminal draft-evasion charges and stripped of his title, as well as his license to fight. He was inactive as a fighter for three years until being vindicated as a conscientious objector by the U.S. Supreme Court and regaining his right to box. His comeback was one of the most dramatic in history, winning epic contests in the mid-1970s against heavyweight champion George Foreman in Zaire and former champion George Frazier in the Philippines.

In 1982, he was diagnosed with pugilistic Parkinson's syndrome, following which his motor functions began a slow decline. Ali today is seen as a heroic figure who overcame great odds—both in the ring and outside it—to deserve the title he gave himself as "The Greatest."

Popular Article: Oxygen

Oxygen (chemical symbol O, atomic number 8) is the second most common element on Earth and the third most common element in the universe. At ordinary temperatures and pressures, free oxygen (unbound to any other element) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that makes up about 21% (by volume) of air. In combination with other elements, oxygen forms a variety of compounds, the most important of which is water. The Earth's oxygen continually cycles through the atmosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere, effected by such processes as photosynthesis and surface weathering.

Oxygen is essential for the respiratory function of humans, animals, plants, and some types of bacteria. If the human body is deprived of oxygen for more than a few minutes, the person's brain, heart, and other organs will suffer damage, leading to unconsciousness and death. On the other hand, relatively high concentrations of oxygen, if breathed at relatively high pressures or for prolonged periods, can have toxic effects.