Pat McNees and Debbie Brodsky talk about what personal histories are, and what personal historians do, and why Tell your story now. But you can either run from it, or learn from it. When Sting did this, his creativity was reborn.
You know what it is good for? Stories of unfathomable badassery, that's what. Over the years, we at Cracked have gathered a formidable collection of these stories, and we've put the very best of them here so that a whole new generation of readers can feel inadequate about their life choices. Read on and you'll learn all the military history too pants-burstingly awesome to make it into your history books.
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Such was the thinking of Israeli special forces commandos who infiltrated Beirut in to kill three leaders of the PLO. To not arouse suspicion, they took several hulking special forces guys and dressed them up as women, complete with wigs, high heels and fake boobs.
They walked right past police, bodyguards, etc.
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People died because they mistook this man for a woman. In11 Australian commandosall white, disguised themselves as Malay fishermen by dyeing their skin brown and boarding a fishing boat.
They sailed through 2, miles of Japanese-controlled ocean from Australia to Singapore. At one point they even traveled right alongside a Japanese warship without them noticing anything strange which was good, because none of the commandos could speak Malay.
They then took canoes right into Singapore Harbor, where they blew up seven Japanese ships before escaping. So racism is OK as long as you have plenty of bombs and canoes.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement But to top them all, Sarah Edmondsa year-old white woman working as a spy for the Union Army, infiltrated Confederate territory in Virginia disguised as a black man.
Somehow, this totally worked, and she snagged the plans to a fort and the identities of some Confederate spies before " escaping " back to Union lines. Yet neither of her identities were allowed to vote.
He found it in two Iraqi troops who were holding up the offensive. Hughes was ordered to take them out.
And not out to dinner, unless they both ordered a lead steak.Here is a selection of the best writing from commentators, politicians and journalists on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher's 11 years in power - and on her continuing impact in the time following.
IF I LIVED IN A SNOW GLOBE I created this template for a winter writing activity I did with my first grade students. by sandy on torosgazete.com The Science of Climate Change. 1. What are climate change and global warming, and how are they related? (Back to Top)A. Global warming refers to an increase in average global temperatures, which in turn causes climate change.
Climate change refers to changes in seasonal temperature, precipitation, wind, and humidity for a given area. Lawrence Hill’s books include The Book of Negroes and The torosgazete.com is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph.
The morning of May 17, , my mother ate her last meal in. If you are planning a trip to New Zealand, which you totally should because it is awesome, it can be quite daunting to determine where to go. New Zealand is a incredibly beautiful country and with so much to see, choosing a realistic travel itinerary can be a challenge.
Winter Writing: Trapped in a Snow Globe December 12, Okay if you have ever been on Pinterest during the winter you have most definitely seen this adorable winter writing craft to do with your students: If I were trapped in a snow globe.