6 Nobodies Who Turned Into Superheroes without Warning. Experts sometimes fail us.
Police officers and firemen can't be everywhere at once. Fortunately, on those rare occasions when qualified individuals can't be found, a random nobody is sometimes waiting in the wings, ready to toe-kick fate in the genitals and save the day. #6. The Construction Worker Who Dove Under a Subway to Save a Man The Nobody: Wesley Autrey was a 50-year-old construction worker and Navy veteran living in New York City. The Clutch: Autrey was waiting on the subway platform with his kids when a man named Cameron Hollopeter (which is the porniest name since Big Dick Gigglefist) fell to the floor and began convulsing. Getty"Cameron Hollopeter: Lived fast, died at about 63 mph. " 6 Things You Won't Believe Science Can Do With DNA.
DNA gets a bad rap.
It's the most sophisticated substance in existence, and thanks to CSI we think of it as murderer semen. Or we watch it proving that talk show guests who everybody (including them) hopes never reproduce have done exactly that. All this, despite deoxyribonucleic acid being so smart that most people consider even being able to say it a bit fancy. GettyWhich is odd, as the fanciest DNA often isn't passed on. Many people see DNA as something magical written down long ago that just tells you how things are going to be. . #6. 5 Reasons Women Will Rule the Future. The 5 Creepiest Disappearances That Nobody Can Explain. Back in the Dark Ages, people disappeared all the time.
Crusades, disease and nearly nonexistent bookkeeping made it easy to slip through the cracks without so much as a footprint left behind. Luckily, the modern world makes such disappearances damn near impossible -- when people vanish, it usually turns out they were killed or kidnapped, or at least they were very likely to have been. The point is, usually we have some kind of an answer.
Which makes it all the more mind-boggling when people actually do vanish into thin air, under very weird circumstances. 7 Historical Figures Who Were Absurdly Hard To Kill. Death comes for every man, but that doesn't mean you have to make it easy for the bastard.
These are the men who, despite whatever terrible things they may have done in life, earned a place in our hearts with their amazingly badass deaths. Edward Teach a.k.a. Blackbeard Why He Had to Go Blackbeard or Edward Teach was a famous English pirate and a massive asshole by all accounts. He'd also occasionally murder his first mate, just to keep everyone on their toes. "I can't even remember why I was mad at you. " How He Went Down Blackbeard eventually retired to North Carolina to spend his senior years rolling around in gold coins.
Rather than running from the two enormous ships sent to kill him, Blackbeard boarded Maynard's ship. 6 Superheroes Who Completely Lost Their Shit. One of the things Stan Lee is credited with in Marvel comics is how he made superheroes relatable.
He took larger-than-life characters and gave them human problems. After Spider-Man is done insulating his fists to punch someone with an electric face, he gets picked last for kickball as Peter Parker. That's something a reader can wrap their head around. Like when Thor goes to the drug store and can't find a human condom to fit his screaming Nordic penis. "By Odin's all-seeing eye, I can give to my loins only this empty grocery bag, and to you only this heeding: Valhalla awaits your birth canal! " Before Stan Lee, comics related to kids by just having the heroes hang out with kids, usually without pants. The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made. Bitch all you want about the computer you're using now, about how it's short on RAM and infected with spyware and Windows Vista, but that machine stands on the shoulders of giants.
Retarded giants. What we're trying to say is that in order to get you the machine that functions at the level it does, the PC industry went through many, many horrible designs and ill-conceived products. So you can bitch about the cheap Gateway laptop you've been using for five years, but at least it's not... The 3com Audrey (2000) A good sign that something unfortunate is afoot at your technology company is when someone proposes naming your new computer after a dead actress. "And after the frosting, we'll search Craigslist for some sexually creative serving suggestions! " In an attempt to make the Audrey unique, which is marketing talk for "incompatible with anything and grossly inconvenient to use" the Audrey came in such technologically exciting shades as "linen" and "sunshine. " 5 Real Life Soldiers Who Make Rambo Look Like a Pussy.
We all understand that action movies are cheesy escapism.
After all, could one commando really take out a whole compound full of bad guys? Actually, yes. It turns out the history books are full of stories of soldiers doing things so badass they'd hesitate to put them into a film for fear of killing the realism. Like these five, for example.