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Historical figures who just wouldn’t die


Death may be the great equalizer, but sometimes it takes a little longer to equalize some folks. Cracked offers seven historical personnages who just refused to die. For example:

Trotsky was denied entry into the U.S. and eventually found his way to a home in Mexico City. It was there that he was attacked by Ramon Mercader, an assassin working for Stalin.

While Trotsky was home reading some sh*t, Mercader buried an ice axe into the back of his skull.

This just pissed Trotsky off.

He stood up from his desk, axe in head, and spit on Mercader. Then he went after the assassin, wrestling with him. Trotsky’s bodyguards heard the commotion (where the f*ck were they a few minutes ago?) and came running in to subdue the assassin and get Trotsky to the hospital.

Full story at Cracked.

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