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War is terrible, but our popular culture is obsessed with it for a reason -- the history of warfare is full of great, weird stories.
It turns out the Allies could be just as deranged as the Axis when it came to thinking of ways to win the war, and no one gives them enough credit for that.
Every once in awhile, what may look like a stupid conspiracy theory turns out to be something that very much happened.
By age 30, William McGovern had two doctorates spoke anywhere between 12 and 17 languages, and had spent time exploring the heck out of our planet in ways that should have gotten him killed several times over.
It's clear that the United States was anticipating a future full of space battles and daring snatch-and-grab operations.
When Hollywood sets out to write up a good old-fashioned space adventure, it often just rips real scenes from the pages of history -- it really is hard to top them.
Unwilling to let all of this civilization-ending technology go to waste, we've come up with some novel and incredibly unwise uses for nuclear weapons.
If you like the fact that you're able to read this article on your smartphone, congratulations -- you and your damn space debris will kill us all.