TROLLS IN HISTORY
Added on: 11th Oct 2016
He was allegedly such a troll that the other founding
fathers had to proofread the constitution to
make sure he didn’t include any jokes.
A retired Canadian magician, James would follow psychics
around and expose them on national TV.
PENN AND TELLER
Like James Randi, these two American magicians have entire
TV shows dedicated to exposing psychics, paranormal activists,
conspiracy theorists and others. Moreover, other magicians
hate them because quite often they tell the audience
how they do their tricks.
So the troll wasn’t actually the Piltdown Man. The Piltdown Man
was the cave man that was found in a pit in England. For
years scientists thought the cave man was the key to
understanding human evolution until it was exposed
as a hoax nearly 40 years later.
FRANK ABAGNALE JUNIOR
Possibly one of history’s greatest con men and the subject
of the movie Catch Me If You Can, by the age of 21 Frank
had used fake credentials to work as a pilot, doctor and lawyer.
He also wrote enough bad checks to go to jail for over a
decade. He ended up serving only part of his sentence
though when the FBI offered him a job in spotting
forgeries. Today he is a millionaire.
ICELAND AND GREENLAND
Or rather the person that named them. Greenland is
Covered in Ice and Iceland is…well, also covered
in ice but it is definitely greener than Greenland!
JUAN PUJOL GARCIA
Possibly one of the primary reasons for the Allies
succeeding at Normandy, Juan was a double agent for
both the Germans and the British. He managed to be
awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
for convincing the Germans that Normandy was a
distraction to the real invasion. In spite of this,
he was also awarded the Iron Cross from the
Germans for his valiant efforts during the war.
For taking over the city of Troy using a huge horse.