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Characters; MacGyver

Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) is quite an interesting character. After his father died, he was raised by his mother and his grandfather, Harry Jackson.

His grandfather left after his grandmother died, when Angus was 10, they then didn't see each other for 18 years.

He was told lots of stories about how the American Indians used to fight by collecting resources along the path to use as weapons. He is known for using the methods of applied wombling to jury rig solutions to problems.

Combining this with knowing the essential stuff about how things work, in the way explained in the book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", this makes him the ideal problem solver for unique situations.

This kind of jury rigging of solutions has been refered to as MacGyvering a solution.

Among other things, he went to university and did a degree in nuclear physics "because it was fun". He is also an accomplished chemist, and has at least a bluffer's knowledge of archaeology. He was also trained as a bomb disposal expert in the army.

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