It's a real disservice to war heroes if we never give people anything to compare them to. So let's take a moment to celebrate some of the hilariously stupid shit that goes on in the name of war.
If your only knowledge of Christian saints is that certain holidays and cities are named after them, hang on to your asses.
There is this very elite class of buildings so iconic that they transcend the country that built them. So it's kind of weird how often we almost let the things get destroyed.
Humanity became great for two reasons: our ability to create beauty through art, and our urge to build increasingly huge, terrifying gadgets. It only makes sense that these two impulses would converge in amazing, if largely useless, ways.
War is hell, and tragedy, and terrible, terrible posters.
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.