Back in the olden days, advertisers made the bold move of using the saddest pictures possible to depress viewers into buying their products out of pity.
These stunts range from merely dickish to grossly illegal, and each is still admirable in its own way.
The shaping of history is a lot less Illuminati and a lot more the 3 Stooges.
The alphabet's been playing you for a sap.
Jason Vorhees would run away screaming at the sight of any of these real-life monsters.
We get so tied up in slut-shaming contemporary celebrities that it's easy to forget how some of history's greatest minds spent most their energy having the nastiest sex they could get their hands on.
Many groups of people in history who we'd otherwise admire (or at least be reasonably scared of) were very silly looking.
The fun always stops when the lights come on and history proves it.
Sometimes beating totalitarian regimes means getting creative.
It turns out history has had just as many screw-ups and lazy people as we do now.
Sometimes, strange crime waves -- more apt for a Batman comic -- do happen in real life.
Here then, for your hating pleasure, are some of the most hated books in the world, and also maybe why we should be nicer to them.