Tell Us Now: Who Is The Most Overpraised Historical Figure?
We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “Who is the most overpraised person in history and why?” And, honestly, we were surprised by the answers. King Arthur certainly is not someone that would have come into mind for us. Do we agree with all of these takes? Certainly not. James Joyce, for instance. We would argue that being difficult to read does not mean that the writing has no value, nor does it need to have value for everyone who tries to read it. That goes with most all art. With other suggestions we found ourselves in complete agreement, like with the takes on Thomas Edison or Pablo Escobar. Regardless - did we learn some facts along the way? Yes, and we clearly had to share them with you. That’s like, kind of our whole thing. So, read on, and when deciding whether you agree or disagree, think hard about why.