There is no shortage of extraordinary tales of human endurance out there just waiting to be made into Oscar-baiting movie scripts.
No matter what metaphor you use to describe the United States' heterogeneous origins, there are nonetheless those facets of American culture that are widely regarded as uniquely (and sacredly) American. Well, guess what? They came from everywhere else.
Nazis keep popping up where we least expect them -- and we don't mean at Donald Trump rallies.
The horrific history of warfare is littered with wacky pranks that are alternately admirable and utterly insane.
Some should've told these people to get a friggin' map.
Some of our most recognizable corporations are sitting on more machine gunnings and convoluted criminal conspiracies than you can throw at the last 30 minutes of a Die Hard movie.
The Internet doesn't usually appear in the media for the most positive of reasons. But it is possible for Internet users to join together for good and not evil.
Bloody, heroic and seasoned with all kinds of awesome, the entire eight-year period was dripping with fantastic stories and scrappy underdog moments. (Or was it?)
Life as we know it was only able to form because the universe likes to slap us around every few billion years. It's a form of tough love.
If many of the most iconic features of Christianity aren't taking up space in the holy book, it makes one wonder just what, in fact, is in there.
When people actually sit down and read the books they've always heard about, they find themselves blindsided by the hardcore sexual depravity everyone so often fails to mention.
It turns out the engineers of times past were nothing to sneer at, and some of their accomplishments make ours seem slightly embarrassing.
Some inventors get so little credit that we completely forgot about them, and since we really don't like angering the ghosts of people who could probably invent a way to punch us from beyond the grave, here they are.
There are whole other books that used to be part of the Bible, until someone took a hard look and said, 'No way.' And it's too bad, because some of the miracles performed in these apocryphal texts are freaking amazing.
It turns out that a whole lot of famous firsts are credited to the wrong people, due to politics, bad luck, or outright lies.