What we know about the media and history, in fact, is that the people writing that stuff love to sensationalize both. What's funny is that in their efforts to tell a better story, they leave out parts that would've naturally made the tales awesome. We're are NOT going to use the “truth is stranger than fiction” cliche, we're just no…DAMNIT. Well, it applies here. These stories are way, way more rad than the one our stodgy old history teachers told us. We didn't have time here to talk about all the trans and non-binary badass warriors that made history way radder than it had any right to be.We were too busy talking about wild shit like Abe Lincoln dragging 1,000-pound crates of stones around town. Yeah. That's just a taste.

To help illustrate this, we teamed up with image historian AuntieMeme to bring you some well-known stories that left out key details that would've made them great on their own.

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When the FBI finally captured Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, they found his manifesto against technology and figured they had their motive. WHAT THE NEWS LE

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In 1955, RoSA Parks made headlines and history when she refused to give up her seat on the bus. WHAT THE HEADLINES LEFT OUT Parks wasn't the first wom

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Your English teacher probably convinced you that Shakespeare was a prim and proper fop who wrote elegant plays full of flowery speeches. WHAT THEY LEF

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In 1978, Hooker Chemical had to pay a steep fine and relocation fees for selling a toxic waste dump as a site for a school at Love Canal. FOR ess and

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When Houston Rockets power forward Charles Barkley tossed a man who had: thrown a glass of ice in his face through a first-floor window, it made headl

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In 2002, BBC named Winston Churchill the Greatest Briton ever. ygand He is credited with turning the of Britain tide against the Nazis and shepherding

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Bushido: The Soul of Japan taught us that Samurai longed for a noble death in service to their masters, and would commit suicide if they failed. Most

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