Lots of figures from history and pop culture are the product of either some marketing campaign or just bad record keeping. Either way, centuries from now, people will probably still think that at one time these people existed.
The sad fact is that sometimes you get yourself in a position where all you can do is back away slowly while shame and awfulness are showered upon you.
Here are five theme parks you'll never ever attend, unless you know the secret of turning a dump truck full of venture capital into a time machine.
Government leaks tend to be less Mission: Impossible and more 'Guy mistook secret documents for toilet paper.'
Marijuana has changed a lot over the years. At least that's what my friends who smoke weed told me when I interviewed them for this article.
Thankfully, the Internet is home to a relentless army of hardcore nerds who are willing to do the work of sifting through all of pop culture to come up with the hard numbers.
Most superheroes are as stupid as they are powerful.
What am I doing in a weapons lab?
Children's franchises like to put up a front that's all lollipops and rainbows, but scratch the surface and you find that those lollipops are produced by child slave labor, while all those rainbows are the offal resulting from a mass unicorn slaughter.
There are many ways to deal with criticism: You can address it with counterarguments, you can use it to improve yourself, you can ignore it ... or you can spend inordinate amounts of money trying to nuke the reputation of your critics in the hopes that it will make people stop listening to them.