Some ancient technologies have turned out to be at least as good as, if not better than, the stuff our fancy-pants scientists today have developed.
In real life thieves don't need helicopters or EMP devices to pull off crimes bigger than anything you've seen on the silver screen. You just need a ridiculous plan and the balls to carry it out.
If you were actually born in the '90s, you don't really remember the '90s. And that's why you're wrong about the decade.
Historical truth is a complicated and nuanced thing, so while there might be elements of truth to the popular story you know, it's rarely the complete truth.
Sometimes, when weapons designers watch a few too many cartoons, we wind up with stuff like these things.
Some things were probably buried for a reason...
Human history can -- and constantly does -- produce stories that are far more creepy and gruesome than any horror-movie hellbeast or latex-mask-sporting serial killer could ever aspire to be.
The little ploys that modern faith healers and shady preachers use to fleece the masses have been around for thousands of years, and if anything, they've only gotten less inspired over time.
What, you didn't know that pulling off hilariously childish shenanigans was an integral part of military service?
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.