In a world that worships celebrities and fictional superheroes, we've made it our mission to find regular, everyday folks who stepped up in life or death circumstances, their own safety be damned.
These people went above and beyond, sometimes sacrificing themselves in the process.
It turns out the past was a perverted creep.
It's always weird to look at the pop culture symbols we just take for granted and realize how often the origins are somewhere between insulting and utterly horrifying.
This article contains images that may disturb some younger readers and will absolutely kick your soul in the dick, regardless of age.
History is the nightmare that keeps on giving.
We're not saying any of these strategies will work for you. We're just saying they've worked at least once.
Here are some guys whose stories would have gotten cut from a 'GTA' campaign for being too over-the-top.
While archaeology isn't all whips and fedoras, every now and again, archaeologists stumble upon something that defies normal logic and convention.
Prepare to feel completely worthless.
Most of the time, you can count on a judge for their knowledge and impartiality. (Most of the time.)
Before color photographs, kids didn't need to pretend to be badass.
Tthroughout history, there have been some people who've stared war's moral corruption right in the face and then punched its teeth out.
The sinister organizations making society dance like puppets aren't the illuminati -- they're boring, ordinary groups gone mad with power.