The next time you read a biography filled with unusually inspiring, heartbreaking, or just plain awesome stories, keep in mind that there's a solid chance it's all complete and utter B.S.
Young people can and constantly come up with plenty of awesome ideas, even when they operate in fields that are seemingly impossible to conquer until you've sprouted several gray hairs.
History's most important and serious figures enjoyed getting the camera out to document goofy faces and stupid antics. We're all freaking children, all of us.
Some of the origins behind the names of countries are downright ridiculous.
There's a fine line between 'eccentric duke' and 'poop-smeared psychopath,' and the following folks skipped gaily across that line.
I've dug up five examples (and many more variations) of punishment civilization has left behind, which I encourage you to reflect on the next time you're feeling like you're about to be naughty.
The desire to get an assload of money without working for it too hard brings out all the best forgeries.
We don't control what happens to us; we only control how we respond. And we should choose to respond well -- like these people did.
Humanity has always possessed a knack for mindlessly repeating weird themes in all aspects of life, up to and very much including classic art. The only difference is that their themes were somehow even stranger.