5 Things About Vikings That We Get All Wrong

Unfortunately, thanks to centuries of misinformation in scholarly histories and in popular culture, most people suffer from a variety of misconceptions about the Vikings, from who they were to when they were active to what, exactly, they did.

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It's August 6, maybe you or somebody you know has a birthday. And so does ace computer hacker Kevin Mitnick.

Happy Birthday, Badass - August 6
Kevin Mitnick

At age 13, Mitnick discovered a way to hack the LA bus system and rode for free all over town. As an adult, he honed those skills and began hacking into all kinds of networks, eventually leading to his arrest. After prison, he started a security firm to stop people like himself.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one and all, and to Kevin Mitnick, a badass who proved that hackers can turn it around and become role models for reforming cartoon villains everywhere.

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