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.
Some of these folks clawed their way up from mundanity simply by having immense balls.
These the most famous artificially created languages around.
Things we assume were left in the distant past have a way of lingering on, decades or centuries longer than you'd have thought.
People have been noticing the deceitfulness of the world for a long time now, and history is littered with examples of people who have tried to do something about it. And they all failed.
Turns out you never know who's selling you that bottle of Evan green label.
Given humankind's penchant for handling pretty much everything it encounters with complete and utter insanity, it's no surprise that some of our death rituals have gotten a little ... inspired.