Some people like to say they were "born in the wrong generation." But lots of past generations lived in a time when you could be executed by the state for stealing a bell, or fall victim to accidental horny mutiny. 

Just food for thought. Here are some historical facts that may or may not make you glad to be alive today:

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The largest bell ever made was lost by a greedy governor. Portugese warlord Filipe de Brito e Nicote was granted a governorship, then promptly declare
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