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IN History & Culture ON 26 Feb, 2016
People say that History is a boring subject. They question again and again as to what is the point of studying something that has been dead for years?
Well, sure, they are all dead and gone. It is important to notice that those guys left a mark on the world and we accept and appreciate it.
Well, even you want to be famous and leave your legacy behind, never question history on dumb things.
As to the boring part, well that's because you are stupid and you don't understand things. History has some bad-ass moments that are literally amazing. They are these cool and brave things that people once did and we honour them and know about them. History also repeats itself and gives us plans to do things in a new and better way maybe.
Here are some bad-ass moments in history that one should totally read.
In 1943, he was the naval officer in command of a ship. The boat was ripped into two, and the crew was thrown into the water and was surrounded by fire by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri. Mr. Kennedy swam 4 hours to safety with a wounded passenger, despite having chronic back pain and exhaustion. Mr. President, everyone.
He was a famous strategist in Ancient China. It is said that once was cornered by an enemy and he had no forces to defend with. He opened the gate and asked townspeople to act normally while he sat on the wall playing the flute. The enemy was thinking that it was a trap, reiterated.
She showed up at the Spanish war just to give apples to the gunners but ended up becoming a hero. When the other party ditched her apples for cannons, she shot them point blank and took an entire wave of the army. Spanish people felt ashamed and French army gave up.
After invading Asia, Alexander the great reached Gordium and had to prove that he was capable of conquering the known world. Gordian Knot is a complex ball of string attached to an ox cart, and the Oracle said that it would rule Asia Alexander reached to top and cut the thing is half which severed the knot.
He had to fight for the throne even after winning it from his cousin, and his kid was there too. In the Battle of Shrewsbury, he was commanding the left wing of the army and was shot in the face with an arrow. He still kept fighting even at a tender age of 15.
When kidnapped by the Cilician pirates who demanded a ransom of 20 talents, he simply declined. He raised the ransom to 50 as 20 was too low for him. His men paid the ransom, and he went home. Later, he raised a fleet and proceeded to capture the kidnappers, crucify them and take his talents back.
When they were ambushed at Stamford Bridge, they did not have a chance to put their armor on until Saxtons army kicked some ass. The only Viking that was ready was an axeman who ended up cutting down 40 Englishmen and was defeated only when he was attacked by the spear. His bravery was something that was held more important even though they faced a loss.
He is a 17-time world champion Soviet Armenian fin swimmer. One while casually running, he heard a crash, followed by a trolleybus taking down 92 passengers with it. He swam to the bus as soon as possible and saved 20 passengers on his own.
From 1135-1153, England had a civil war known as The Anarchy. John Marshall, father of a famous knight chose to support Empress Matilda and her son (later, King Henry II) When King Stephen besieged John; he took Henry as a hostage. He threatened to catapult the young boy unless John surrendered. John replied, "I still have the hammer and anvil to forge more sons." Realising this fraud, Stephen let Henry go.
On 29th January 1945, U.S army first seargant Leonard A. Funk was commanding a small troop when a german officer placed a machine gun on his tomach. Funk laughed in the face of the officer who held the gun. With his outburst, the German began to chuckle, making him laugh even more. This was his plan where he would soon open fire and made Nazis surrender. He thought it was the most stupid fucking thing he ever saw and won a Medal of honour later.
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