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That time Sears stole a guy’s special wrench

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The business world is littered with stories of multi-billion dollar corporate entities fucking over the working man. Perhaps no example of this is more infuriating than the tale of Sears Vs Peter Roberts, if only because the company spent decades arguing in open court that they didn’t owe Roberts anything. 

That time George Bush bought crack cocaine

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Arguably one of the most famous speeches George Bush ever gave during his presidency was one in which he spent the majority of it cradling a small bag of crack cocaine like an injured squirrel. Something many assumed was a prop until it emerged that it was in fact a real bag of drugs the DEA had a weirdly hard time getting their hands on. 

Ancient Egyptian pharaohs would rob their past selves

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Few historical rulers have been dunked on quite as hard as the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, something we say given the alarming regularity with which even the most powerful and well known pharaohs had their shit stolen by thieves and explorers centuries after their death. Which sounds annoying sure, but probably not as annoying as being robbed by your own ancestors moments after you died. 

The British soldier who’d baffle commuters with briefcase shenanigans

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The military career of the British soldier known as Mad Jack Churchill is an oxymoron in the sense that it has been expansively covered online by websites that all try and talk about him like you’ve never heard the story of the soldier who fought in WW2 with a sword and longbow. So to avoid that lets talk about how he’d frisbee his own briefcase out of a moving train every day on his way home from work. 

Elagabalus, the emperor who gave away bears

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Few figures from history are as well known for acts of wanton debauchery and general shitheadedness than the emperors of ancient Rome. Arguably the most ridiculous figure amongst this pantheon of douchebaggery was Elagabalus, an emperor who turned being a massive dong into an artform.