It turns out that, unlike the Greeks, more modern armies have downright insane methods of concealment.
For every inspiring revolution by the oppressed, there are several low-rent slapdick operations where the insurgents trip getting off the boat.
Apparently, things that we thought only existed in the black and white world were still around until just a few years ago.
Secret schemes that shaped the world around us are hiding in the footnotes of our history books. You just need to know where to look.
War is hell. (Or a hell of a lot of fun, depending on who you ask.)
If we listen to the badass old-timey magazines of our grandparents' generation, we could learn a hell of a lot more than if we listened to them.
Famous photographs don't come with soundtracks or orchestral scores to tell us what the emotional tone is supposed to be. Therefore, there's a pretty good chance we've gotten the people in some of the most famous photographs ever all wrong. We asked you to show us what we've been missing.
Maybe some of the ways we picture WWII looking -- all razor-jawed men charging through the mud in black and white -- isn't entirely accurate. Because we know for a fact that at least some of the soldiers were carrying floppy dong-shaped rifles into battle.
Other websites like to tiptoe around the issue, but we've never hesitated to come out and just say it: The Nazis were bad. We're also going out on a limb with this once: They were stupid.
We've all given and received gifts that left us disappointed, but it takes a special combination of bad luck and shortsightedness to give a memorably bad gift. We asked you to show us the gifts given to notable figures that would have either ruined their birthdays or ruined entire years for everyone else.
It turns out our teachers, Hollywood and whoever we got our Thanksgiving mythology from (Big Turkey?) all made America's origin story far more boring than it actually was for some very disturbing reasons.
Product placement has been reeking havoc on our major art forms ever since E.T. invented it by liking those Reece's Pieces so damn much. We asked you to show us what it might have looked like if this was always the case.
We don't expect our craziest urban legends to exist for good reasons, but we do at least expect their origins to be mysterious. If you can just point to the guy who made up the crazy story in the first place, what are we doing here?