If this stuff happened today, there'd be a war. But due to extenuating circumstances at the time, they barely dented history.
It's often downright baffling that a) people came up with these ideas and b) that it totally freaking worked.
History is full of shipwreck survivors so bizarrely unkillable that they seemed to go out of their way to mock Death itself, right to his stupid, bony face.
If you're ever reading about a historical event and something just doesn't seem to add up, it's because the editors cut the line 'and, of course, they were all wasted.'
For various (usually stupid) reasons, there are huge holes in our cultural history.
If you believe your teachers, the Georgian era in England was a boring period full of polite country dances. You have been lied to, of course.
We won't stop until kidnappers everywhere are too worried about their victims making them look like jackasses to ever nap a kid again.
Here's the latest installment in our series 'Holy hell, people actually talk like action heroes in real life?'
When taken at face value, pictures from the olden days are either fake as hell or proof that the entire time between the Big Bang and our birth was totally messed up.
The next time someone tells you that you can't half-ass your way through life, just remember that one of those half-asses could save the world.
Some of these folks clawed their way up from mundanity simply by having immense balls.
It turns out Biggie Smalls and Jesus weren't the only people who could predict the future.