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We always assume historical figures were intellectual stuffed-shirts engaged in noble pursuits, only taking brief breaks to pose for portraits. And we tend to think of "trolls" as basement-dwelling hate machines who enjoy antagonistic lunacy as its own reward. You would think there wouldn't be much overlap between these two groups. You would be wrong.

It turns out some famous faces from your history books were actually ridiculous trolls who put 4chan to shame. For example:

During a hotel stay, Abraham Lincoln tricked a bunch of kids into tossing a pig's bladder into a fireplace for a prank. But his exploding bladder gag

12 Famous Figures That Loved To Troll

William Buckland introduced most of the world to dinosaur fossils. He also introduced Oxford College to bat poop. Buckland was batsh*t crazy for using

Probably out of boredom of being great at, like, everything, Da Vinci decided to make his own dragon. He took lizard a and transformed it into a drago

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12 Famous Figures That Loved To Troll

Virginia Woolf and some friends wore fake beards and costumes to scam being Abyssinian princes in order to take a tour of a British dreadnought. The r

Taking advantage of his mad genius persona, Nikola Tesla found a way to ditch a massive hotel bill Instead of cash, he offered the hotel a bogus deat

Joseph Stalin was the original Instagram troll. Masal PY su Louston je He loved to write random crude comments, and other jokes directed at his Bolshe

While attending Harvard, William Randolph Hearst would throw crazy political parties filled with wagons of beer, fireworks, and full brass bands. Afte

Hitchcock had a thing for inviting people he considered arrogant and pompous to dinner parties in order to drive them psycho. He would do things like

Before pulling much bigger pranks, like the classic I'll steal your life's work without credit gag, Edison started with much smaller ones, such as m

Singer Adriana Ferrarese del Bene had no idea what was coming her way when she made Amadeus Mozart's shit list. After noticing that Adriana sang high
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