We like to think we're getting pretty good at spotting when a politician is lying to us ... and yet.
Some of these nerdy and eccentric icons of yore got involved in some pretty shady business.
Any history buff knows the importance of a good bluff.
The office of the president of the United States of America has always been embarrassing.
There's only one Bruce Willis, and he can't be everywhere.
The definition of happiness has changed many, many times.
Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Napoleon overcame his height problems to conquer Europe, and Julius Caesar was murdered for inventing a controversial salad. These summaries aren't 100 percent accurate.
Not every tragedy ends with a perfectly understandable conclusion wrapped in a tidy bow.
The '90s were the last era in which America had its crap together.
The pyramids used to be even cooler-looking when they were first built.
The historical record shows that the old-timey rich, in their struggle to stave off ennui and entropy, devised some remarkably absurd ways of passing the time.