In real life, most prison escapes aren't the result of mind-blowingly complex schemes, but a combination of dumb luck, indifferent guards, and unintentional hilarity.
Ridiculous Myths About the Middle Ages Everyone Believes
For every terrible tragedy history has handed us, there is an infinitely long list of disasters that we narrowly missed.
The first real president of the United States was a Highlander. He thwarted death, fell into the presidency, and succeeded only by the most fortuitous of flukes.
When you start sifting through rare photos of secret projects and behind-the-scenes shenanigans that didn't make into the history books, you get lots of pictures that just look downright fake.
There's a special kind of badass out there: The kind that overcomes horrific violence with nothing but willpower, skill, bravery, and (to be totally fair) a somewhat stupid disregard for personal safety.
Here are some of the worst reasons that priceless artifacts have ever been destroyed.
You say the five craziest stories we've ever heard -- stories about shadow governments, sci-fi ice fortresses and nuclear obliteration -- are all from the Cold War? OK, we're listening ... for now.
It turns out that, indeed, the English language is seriously fucked up.
Look, I'm not talking about regularly having sex outside. I'm talking about the weird stuff. The REALLY weird stuff.