Oliver Cromwell hated so many things that brought people joy, scientists still aren’t sure if he was an internet troll who stumbled across a time machine and used his superior technology to be nothing but a colossal asshole. Amongst the huge list of things he outlawed, Christmas is the most infamous.
Bad singers are a dime a dozen, however, terrible singers are something special. Anyone can butcher American Pie, but it takes a special kind of person to actively make people want to punch their own ears into dust, Emperor Nero was that kind of person.
Now while hockey purists and assholes we guess, will gleefully point out that Jacques Plante wasn’t the first person to ever wear a hockey mask while playing in the NHL, Plante was the first person to wear one through choice on a permanent basis. And you better believe that people made fun of him for it.
Of all the things you shouldn’t hand to a baby, a machete is probably right at the top of the list below fire and a hand grenade. It’s a concept so cartoonishly stupid it couldn’t possibly be something that people actually do, but amazingly, it totally is.
While the US was creating the atom bomb, they needed thousands of people’s help, but could only trust a handful of them with the secret of what they were actually doing. This led to the creation of Oak Ridge, a town full of people who literally had no idea what they were doing.