Every once in a while Mother Nature decides to cut your friendly neighborhood dinosaur hunter some slack by capturing a perfect snapshot of something awesome.
It's no surprise that this system goes wrong from time to time. It's just surprising how wrong it goes.
In real life, not only did slaves frequently escape, but they often did it without help from free whites, and without murdering several hundred people.
Much of what we know about ancient Greece and Rome tends to come from films and TV. And, well, much of what we know is plain wrong.
Just occasionally, natural disasters can have surprising upsides. Here are a few cases where the universe's fury has actually worked out pretty well for some of the people involved.
Every good military strategist knows that a well-constructed bluff can overcome almost any odds.
The downside of being a man of God in a military setting is that there really is a cap on how much ass-kicking you can do. (Sometimes.)
It seems like fashion trends these days are nothing but pointless peacocking, but you might be surprised to find out that many of them arose from a very genuine need.
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We're all for goofing around at work -- our entire business model is based on it. But when that workplace is the military, you'd hope there wouldn't be people running around doing dumbass things.
We're not only less progressive today than you might think, but there have been some truly shocking moments of tolerance in history that make the modern world look downright bigoted.
People used to have atomic bomb viewing parties. That is all.