Two years ago we told you the tales of some of the most badass people lost to the annals of history. There was Peter Freuchen, the 6'7" Danish explorer who clawed his way out of an ice cave using a shovel he made out of his own feces; and Elmer Keith, who could shoot objects from hundreds of yards away with the accuracy of a sniper, except he could do it with a revolver, one of the least accurate guns you could use in long-range.

That episode was so popular and there were so many people we had to leave out, it was absolutely imperative we come back with more epic stories of incredible people you've probably never heard of. Just to name a few, this year, we have a crazy land mine defuser, a ruthless pirate queen and a gay revolutionary war hero who was half Rambo/half Santa Claus.

Co-hosts Jack O'Brien and Michael Swaim are joined by Cracked writers Alex Schmidt, Carmen Angelica, Josh Sargent and Tom Reimann, and comedians Ian Abramson and Blake Wexler. It's a heroic tournament-style podcast where one person will be crowned the ultimate unknown badass, winning a very special prize of our temporary respect and adoration.

Footnotes:

Cracked: 5 Spies With Bigger Balls Than James Bond (#4 Fritz Duquesne)

Short Biography of Sybil Luddington

Short Biography of Tisquantum

CNN Profile of Aki Rah

Baron von Steuben's Biography

The Life of PT Barnum, Written by Himself

Rama Sukana and the Mythical Origins of Pencak Silat

Short Biography of Ching Shih

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Whether it's toilet paper position, fedoras on men or Oxford commas, we all maintain at least one preference so powerful we have to proselytize. Everyone in the world must adhere. Join host Soren Bowie along with Cracked staff members and special guests as they dive into the trivial issues of their own lives at our next live podcast taping on Saturday, May 14th at 7pm at the UCB Sunset Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets are $5 and on sale here.

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