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More Incredible True Stories That Should be Movies

December 3, 2019


Whenever Hollywood is feeling a dearth of
creativity, all it has to do is look at history for inspiration. There are so many crazy, weird, and mysterious
tales waiting to be told. The following stories would do well on the
silver screen. 8. The Life & Times of Timothy Dexter Everybody loves a good rags-to-riches story
and everybody likes a comedy where the protagonist is a bumbling eccentric. The life story of Timothy Dexter has them
both. He was barely educated, but ended up with
a fortune after making one profitable decision after another. Born in 1747 into a poor family, Dexter received
little education and began working as a farmhand when he was a little boy. His first stroke of fortune came when he married
a moderately rich widow named Elizabeth Frothingham. Dexter spent almost all his money buying Continental
dollars which, by the end of the Revolutionary War, were basically worthless. Other members of the upper class did this,
too. They bought the depreciated currency from
soldiers as a show of good faith. None of them, however, spent their entire
fortune on them. But then, Congress passed Alexander Hamilton’s
economic plan which allowed the currency to be traded for treasury bonds at 1% face value. All of a sudden, Dexter became one of the
richest men in Boston. His life is full of stories that all involve
him somehow turning a profit from idiotic ventures. The most famous one says that a trader once
convinced Dexter to ship coal to Newcastle, a city which already had a giant coal industry. He did this, and when his ship arrived to
England, the miners were on strike so Dexter sold his coal at a premium. Another time, he allegedly gathered all the
stray cats in Boston and sent them to the Caribbean. Warehouse owners bought them to hunt mice. Once, he sent bed warmers to the tropical
West Indies. They were bought and used as ladles for molasses. It seemed like there was nothing this man
couldn’t do that would not make money. These stories are likely apocryphal, but that
would hardly stop Hollywood from using them. 7. Ten Days in the Madhouse The story of Nellie Bly is ready and waiting
for any studio looking for a shocking journalism movie. She became a pioneer of investigative journalism
in her early 20s when she got herself committed in an insane asylum to expose the horrid conditions
that the patients lived in. The Pulitzer Prize didn’t exist back then,
otherwise this story would have been a cinch to win it. Born Elizabeth Cochran Seaman, Bly first started
writing for the Pittsburgh Dispatch, but left for the Big Apple when she got tired of only
covering “women’s interests” stories. In New York, she impressed the editor of the
New York World enough that he tasked her with writing an exposé on mental institutions. The first thing Bly showed us was how shockingly
easy it was for a woman to convince everyone that she was crazy. All the 23-year-old reporter had to do was
show up at a boarding house with a fake name and a messy appearance. A few rants and sleepless nights later and
the authorities were called in. A judge had her checked at Bellevue Hospital
where, after just a few days, medical professionals had her committed to the Women’s Lunatic
Asylum on Roosevelt Island. Bly spent ten days inside the institution
as a patient. While there, she witnessed and experienced
physical abuse from the staff, inhuman treatments ordered by careless doctors, vermin infestations,
rotten food and undrinkable water, and living quarters covered in feces. Bly’s report was first published in the
newspaper, and then as a book titled Ten Day in a Mad-House. Her work had an immediate impact as New York
passed a bill to increase funds for mental institutions. 6. Murder in Monaco The life story of Vere Goold can be told in
a variety of ways. It can be presented as a “rise and fall”
sports documentary that showcases the first ever tennis player to win the Irish Open in
1879. Then again, it can also become a gruesome
crime movie filled with betrayal, gore, and homicide. After all, Goold has the dubious distinction
of being the only Wimbledon finalist to be convicted of murder, and a particularly ghastly
one at that. As we mentioned, Vere Goold was once a promising
tennis player. His time at the top did not last long, though,
and was brought down by heavy drug and alcohol use. He was successful enough for him and his wife,
a dressmaker named Marie Giraudin, to get used to a comfortable lifestyle that they
could not afford. The two moved cities several times to escape
creditors. In 1907, the couple went to Monte Carlo to
break the bank at the casino. There, they billed themselves as Sir and Lady
Goold. They befriended a rich widow named Emma Levin,
who loaned them some money. The exact sum isn’t certain, but it didn’t
matter because, inevitably, their luck at the tables ran out. Once again, the Goolds were planning to flee
from their debts, except that Levin showed up at their hotel room, expecting to be paid
back. That is when fraud escalated to murder because
the couple not only killed Emma Levin, but dismembered her corpse in order to dispose
of it later. They stuffed her torso and arms in a trunk
while Vere Goold carried her head and legs in his kitbag. The killer couple made it to Marseille before
being captured. In that city, a porter noticed a foul smell
and red liquid coming from the trunk. He called the police who made the grisly discovery. The crime became known around the world as
the “Monte Carlo Trunk Murder.” Both Goolds died in prison. 5. The Tale of the Gentleman Bandit The story of Gerald Chapman is one that fascinated
audiences and sold countless newspapers during the 1920s, but one that has fallen into obscurity. What better way to resurrect it than with
a gangster movie? Chapman’s tale begins like that of many
well-known criminals — born in New York, he started committing petty crimes as a teen. He graduated to the big leagues with a case
of armed robbery that got him sent to prison. There, he met his mentor and future accomplice,
George “Dutch” Anderson. Dutch was actually born into a wealthy Danish
family and benefited from a superior education. Therefore, he had an air of sophistication
that Chapman admired and emulated for the rest of his life. Of course, Chapman wasn’t erudite. His refined persona was just for show — smoking
cigars, wearing fancy clothes, living in the upscale neighborhood of Gramercy Park, going
to expensive restaurants. He even put on a fake British accent. His character might have been shallow, but
it was enough for the press. When he went back to committing robberies,
the newspapers called him things like the “Gentleman Bandit” or the “Count of
Gramercy Park.” He became America’s “celebrity gangster”
before John Dillinger, before Bonnie and Clyde and others better remembered today. He even was the first to earn the moniker
of “Public Enemy No. 1.” Chapman escaped custody several times, adding
to his notoriety. His downfall came when he killed a police
officer during a crime spree in Connecticut. An accomplice was captured and quickly identified
Chapman as the murderer. He was arrested in Indiana in 1925. President Calvin Coolidge actually pardoned
him for the crimes in that state so he could be sent to Connecticut, where he was tried,
convicted, and hanged for the murder. If the movie needs more blood, we can add
that Dutch Anderson swore vengeance on everyone involved in Chapman’s death. One night, he ambushed Ben Hance, the man
who tipped off Indiana officials to Chapman’s location, and killed him and his wife. He later died in a shootout with the police. 4. The First Great American Road Trip No good list would be complete without a road
trip movie, and what better road trip could there be than the first great American road
trip in history? In 1903, physician Horatio Nelson Jackson
bought a Winton automobile he named the “Vermont,” hired a young mechanic named Sewall Crocker,
and set off on the first crossing of the United States by car. On the way, he even added a lovable mascot
in the form of a pit bull puppy named Bud. On May 23, the team set off from San Francisco. On their way to New York, they crossed hills,
valleys, dry lakes, badlands, marshes, and even the occasional road. The car broke down more times than you can
imagine and a large part of the journey was spent by Jackson and Crocker simply staying
in towns, waiting for spares to arrive. Especially in 1903, car parts weren’t exactly
found on every street corner. In fact, the racers set off with only one
spare tire because it was the only right-sized tire they could find in the whole of San Francisco. They had to use it after just 15 miles. Their saving grace was the fact that the Winton
company heard of their stunt and granted their full support. As if that wasn’t enough, the trio often
got lost because only the traveled roads between major cities were mapped out. Oftentimes, they relied on locals for directions
and some of them purposely steered them wrong just so that the “Vermont” would pass
through their towns. Despite all the setbacks, the racers arrived
in New York City 63-and-a-half days later. 3. The Gold in Dents Run An entertaining movie list needs an engrossing
mystery, and what could fit the bill better than the search for a long-lost treasure? Back during the Civil War, shortly before
the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, the Union Army sent a shipment of gold from West Virginia
to Philadelphia to pay its soldiers. Trying to avoid the enemy, the wagon traveled
through the woods, but it never reached its destination. The treasure disappeared without a trace somewhere
near the town of Dents Run in Pennsylvania. For over 150 years, treasure hunters have
braved the wilds of northern Pennsylvania, trying to find the lost Civil War gold. None of them have been successful, as far
as we know. Truth is that the plunder could have been
recovered a hundred years ago by someone who kept it quiet and lived like a king for the
rest of their years. Or maybe it never existed in the first place
— the original shipment could have made it through Dents Run just fine or, perhaps,
the Confederates ambushed the wagon and stole the gold right then and there. Despite the various scenarios that would discount
the existence of the treasure, the story only gets more mysterious in recent years because,
in 2018, the FBI got involved. They came in with a court order to excavate
the area and, whatever they found, they are keeping secret. Father-son treasure hunting team Dennis and
Kem Parada were allowed to take part in the dig, except not really — they were confined
to a car for six hours out of sight of the excavation. Afterwards, they were brought in front of
a giant, empty hole as if to say “See? There was nothing there.” The FBI then left, except that neighbors claimed
they heard digging machinery starting up again later until the early hours of the morning. The next day, a half-dozen black SUVs arrived
at the site. So is the gold in an FBI vault somewhere? The Paradas sure think so, and so do a few
locals. Unsurprisingly, the agency was not forthcoming
with details, simply saying that it related to an ongoing investigation. 2. The Red Jack Gang The Wild West has proven itself to be a remarkable
resource for movies ever since the early days of Hollywood. But there are only so many times you can tell
the stories of “Wild” Bill Hickok or the Wild Bunch or Billy the Kid before people
get bored. So how about, this time, we look at an entertaining,
unique, and obscure group called the Red Jack Gang? The leader was “Red” Jack Almer, also
known as Jack Averill. His gang prowled Arizona along the San Pedro
River during the 1880s and robbed stagecoaches. They were not shy about using their guns and,
sometimes, even opened fire without warning. The most infamous moment in the gang’s history
occurred during a robbery on August 10, 1883. Almer’s henchmen, Joe Tuttle and Charlie
Hensley, descended upon a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The guard tried to argue that there was no
gold aboard. He was left gobsmacked when one of the female
passengers jumped from the coach and called him a liar. Not only that, she then proceeded to show
the robbers the gold hidden underneath a seat. She was no ordinary passenger. She was actually Red Jack dressed as a woman. Caught in a lie, the guard went for his gun,
but Almer had his weapon handy underneath his skirt and gunned him down. Tuttle and another accomplice, Len Redfield,
were arrested and lynched by an angry mob. Red Jack and Hensley were cornered by a posse
led by Sheriff Bob Paul in their hideout in the Rincon Mountains. Fittingly for two Wild West gunslingers, they
went out in a hail of bullets, killed in the shootout that followed. Most of their loot was never recovered and
could still be somewhere near their former hideout. 1. The Capture of the Ganj-i-Sawai We cap off this list with a historical epic,
one that could have enough action to make Michael Bay blush. We look at the time when Henry Every organized
a flotilla in order to pull off the most profitable pirate raid in history — the capture of
the Ganj-i-Sawai. Anglicized as the Gunsway, the Ganj-i-Sawai
was a trading ship which belonged to the Mughal Empire. In 1695, it was part of a fleet on its way
to India, carrying Muslim pilgrims returning from Mecca. Besides people, the fleet also contained a
few ships filled to the brim with treasure belonging to the Grand Mughal himself. Every captained the Fancy, a powerful 46-gun
frigate. Even so, he knew he was no match for the Mughal
fleet so he joined forces with five other captains: Thomas Tew, Richard Want, Joseph
Faro, William Mayes, and Thomas Wake. The main fleet eluded this piratical alliance. Instead, they caught up to the Ganj-i-Sawai
and its escort, the Fateh Muhammed, which had fallen behind. A chase ensued that lasted several days and,
in the fight that followed, the Fancy was victorious. Most of the other pirate ships were either
destroyed in battle or were too slow to keep up with the chase and were, therefore, denied
their share of the plunder. The Mughal trade ship contained hundreds of
thousands of gold and silver pieces worth tens of millions of dollars today. Although not as famous today as some of his
compatriots, there is a reason why, in his own time, Every earned the moniker “King
of Pirates.” He had a short, but extremely profitable career,
only serving as a pirate for two years. More importantly, though, and unlike almost
every other notorious buccaneer, he got to escape with his plunder. Despite a massive bounty on his head, Every
eluded capture and simply disappeared from the history books. His ultimate fate will forever remain a mystery.

100 Comments

  • Reply Jacque Plett November 26, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Name of site- TopTenz. Number of entries- 8.

  • Reply hungry joker November 26, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    How about movie about the night witches.

  • Reply Spider Shrimp Gaming November 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    No views, 342 likes, 3 dislikes and 24 comments. Lol.

  • Reply Azairé ἄθεος Albertine November 26, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Frothingham.
    Nice.

    Edit: Cochran-Seaman.
    Niiice.

  • Reply mandy decosta November 26, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I could listen to this dudes narration all day. Ive seriously learned so much that will nvr help me in real life because of thus dude lol lovenit

  • Reply Daniel Veja November 26, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Okay… How can it say that this video has 422 likes but no views? It literally says "No views"!

  • Reply mack Dog November 26, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    They do have a road trip movie: Horatio's Drive. It's awesome! 🙂

  • Reply Taylor Dan Smith November 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    "indianer"

  • Reply Jason King November 26, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    For Christmas could a third party do a video on you and your crew?

  • Reply Pat Hallahan November 26, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Top Tenz starts

    Number 8…..

  • Reply Shark Snack November 26, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Most westerns released between the 50s – 70s covered every “outlaw gang” in some fashion the resurgence of the western say the rest covered even in fictional westerns

  • Reply Mark Richards November 26, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    559 likes, no views. YooToob is on the ball today.

  • Reply David Wallace November 26, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Mad Jack Churchill

  • Reply spiritusmundi70 November 26, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    No views, 572 likes… Go home YouTube you're drunk.

  • Reply ML Feathers November 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Didn’t Robert Redford just do a “gentlemen bandit” movie?

  • Reply V. V. Emil November 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Ecaterina Teodoroiu deserves a movie.
    Same for Comissioner Eugen Alimănescu.
    I mean if Queen Marie of Romania can get a movie about her life then why not them too?

    Oh wait….

  • Reply Paul Kingsley November 26, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    While technically not a movie Ken Burns: Horatio’s Drive from PBS

  • Reply mdfk79 November 26, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    The last one reminded me of Uncharted 4.

  • Reply Todd Dougherty November 26, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Did I hear that right? Did Simon just call Pittsburg “The Big Apple”?? 🤣
    Maybe it’s just me.

  • Reply Vlad Gabriel November 26, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Am i the only one who got Thomas Shelby vibes from the thumbnail?

  • Reply Bonnie November 26, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Julie D'Aubigny aka La Maupin – an openly bisexual opera singer, master swordsman, duelist, and outlaw in the late 17th century. She most famously snuck into the convent where her girlfriend had been sent and set the place on fire to allow for them to escape. She also kissed a noble lady in the middle of a ball and was subsequently challenged to a duel by the lady's three suitors. She beat them all.

  • Reply frank hargreaves November 26, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Was Red Jack buried in drag?

  • Reply angel able November 26, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Timothy Dexter's self-published book, "A Pickle for the Knowing Ones", glimpsed briefly here, consists entirely of punctuation marks. No words, no sentences, just punctuation.

  • Reply tom cobey November 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Your list was, as usual, great. However, number one on your list today should have been the flight of the Vin Fiz Flyer. That tale will make a fantastic movie.

  • Reply Adriana Zea-Smith November 26, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    The story of Bertha Benz should be here. The first road trip ever in the first car with the first internal combustion engine! A strong woman who supports her man through everything despite his own self-doubt

  • Reply Ilona Baier November 26, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Great work Simon….please do one on Herman Hesse…a Nobel Prize winner for literature and far ahead of his time; a really fascinating person. Thanks!

  • Reply Zahirul Hossain November 26, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    You forgot to add 'Barefoot Bandit'

  • Reply Conan The Barbarian November 26, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Cillian Murphy as Gerald Chapman

  • Reply bananomet November 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Oh i know whos got the civil war gold mister. Is dem Braithwaites family. They been in a bloody feud with the Grays over it.

  • Reply Marissa Bones November 26, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I'm going with the F.B.I took the money

  • Reply Marissa Bones November 26, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    The button has been smashed

  • Reply apsmar November 26, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Roumors have it google is trying clone Simon to become the host of all YouTube channels to beet the advertisement problem.

  • Reply Desmond Desjarlais November 26, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    drunk history did nelly bly drunker.

  • Reply Flesh Weasel November 26, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Today I found out why letters on the keyboard aren't in alphabetical order.

  • Reply Josh Letroy November 26, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Hes not the only Wimbledon finalist to kill someone.. Williams hit and killed a lady in her car while in England playing in Wimbledon :p

  • Reply Heather Rosen November 26, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    The Nellie Byth story was just made into movie. Just recently.

  • Reply T. C. November 26, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    A movie about Douglas Mawson would be amazing. His will to live in the extreme conditions of Antarctica would be so surreal and inspiring to see "on the big screen"

  • Reply Eek-A-Mouse Fan November 27, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Do 10 Awkward Stories in the Koran.

  • Reply Justin Stoermann November 27, 2019 at 12:37 am

    May not be a movie but Capt avery has a song by the Jolly Rogers called wicked

  • Reply alfred restivo November 27, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Escaping the Madhouse(2019) and The Adventures of Nellie Bly (1981) both TV movies.

  • Reply sarah baker November 27, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Gorge A Wyman was the first to drive across the United States. He did so in 88 days, on a California brand motorized bicycle.

  • Reply Diseasel November 27, 2019 at 1:36 am

    I refuse to believe the shipping coal to newcastle thing. That has to be made up.

  • Reply R. Daniel New November 27, 2019 at 1:42 am

    There is a movie about the gentleman bandit.

  • Reply GerryBolger November 27, 2019 at 1:49 am

    #1 Is a big part of the plot of Uncharted 4.

  • Reply llongone2 November 27, 2019 at 1:58 am

    I want a movie about Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers. It's a tale stranger than fiction.

  • Reply Samantha Pickard November 27, 2019 at 2:03 am

    The lady for 10 days in the madhouse is kinda used in American Horror Story: Asylum

  • Reply James Anthony November 27, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Sorry, Simon,… but hollywood doesn't want to make new, original movies. They're much happier cramming the classics we love up their own asses, changing everything we all loved about them and then regurgitating them back up as sjw propaganda that loses money and pisses off fans. =)

  • Reply Darker Than Black November 27, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Name of channel- TopTenz
    Video Starts: Number 8

    What's going on here???

  • Reply Charlie Cross November 27, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Number 8? I paid for a top tenz list.

  • Reply John Stevenson November 27, 2019 at 2:39 am

    The "Great American Road Race" sounds a lot like "The Great Race".

  • Reply None Spencer November 27, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Bass Reeves?

  • Reply Finished Finnish November 27, 2019 at 3:19 am

    4# Wonder where or how they got fuel for the road trip?

  • Reply Karla Kirkpatrick November 27, 2019 at 3:55 am

    I do agree

  • Reply Vernice Thompson November 27, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Hope somebody important in Hollywood sees this video!

  • Reply Brian Sands November 27, 2019 at 4:58 am

    I think an excellent road trip movie would be the story of Alice Ramsey. She was the wife of a congressman and an avid motorist. On 9 June 1909 when she was 22 she set off from Hell's Gate NYC in a Maxwell 30 with three of her best friends (none of which could drive) and in 59 days made it to San Francisco. The trip was 5,767 kilometers at a time when there was less than 200 miles of actual paved roads in the whole country and maps were sketchy at best outside of populated areas. I believe the group followed telegraph lines and rail road tracks when traversing the vast emptiness that is the center of the continental US. I've done this myself in 2017 and it still is pretty freakin' empty in many parts. Ever since I heard of this story I imagined what a great film it would make and that more people should know of this tale.

  • Reply Dankman9 November 27, 2019 at 5:04 am

    There is a movie about the female reporter who went to the insane asylum…

  • Reply CometTamer November 27, 2019 at 6:05 am

    So, could the story of Timothy Dexter have been a possible inspiration for Forrest Gump? I mean, the life he lived does sound a bit similar.

  • Reply Terry Morel November 27, 2019 at 6:53 am

    I think story of Maria Volkanskya and the Russian Decemberists would make a fascinating movie

  • Reply MotorCity SportsSwami November 27, 2019 at 7:40 am

    First thing I thought of was today's Geographics video, Castle Itter. That would make a great WW2 movie. The thought pooped in my head when I watched it this afternoon.

  • Reply Amanda B November 27, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Wasn’t the story of Nellie Bly done by “American Horror Story: Asylum” ?

  • Reply Xhumed November 27, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Wow, Gold has a striking resemblance to Rafe Spall, so that's the lead for that flick sorted.

  • Reply Joshua Bates November 27, 2019 at 9:11 am

    I have a few shark survivals that should have been movies for sure! No idea why they havent been! Great video!!!!

  • Reply Liam NIre November 27, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Pretty sure the second entry was number 7. What happened to Top Ten(z)?

  • Reply Alaric Balthi November 27, 2019 at 9:54 am

    The story of Larry Thorne (born Lauri Törni). Easier to just point to the wiki page about him but in short, the movie about him would be epic.

  • Reply mario backmon November 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    The last fact about the pirates, sounds the anime one piece.

  • Reply Avery Games November 27, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Hollywood is running so dry and ideas in probably about five years or so the only movies that will be made left or comic book movies. So these would be excellent ideas for movies

  • Reply electricheadboy November 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Something about hearing the word “posse” in a British accent.

  • Reply Nathan Lewis November 27, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Is no one going to mention how the dude in the thumbnail looks like Aurthur Shelby?lolol

  • Reply ahigh417 November 27, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Thx bud love the content on all ur channels. And u r like tony Robinson from time team iconic face and totally natural to do documentary. Thx to you and ur team

  • Reply ahigh417 November 27, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    And would you ever do a documentary about the Black Donnelly 's? They where from Ontario Canada family fredded around with people then they fought back and killed most of them. Interesting store but Canadian just a thought

  • Reply Eric Pierre Allen November 27, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Wasn’t the women journalist about the mental institution basically like American horror story season 2

  • Reply Hell Is change 23 November 27, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I hope they make movie of pekey blinders

  • Reply Michael Moore November 27, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Do one on Felix von Luckner, the gentleman pirate

  • Reply Draco lord November 27, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    At least you didn't have to do any research for number 7. Having already done a bio on her.

  • Reply reggiep75 November 27, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Hollywood? CREATIVITY? You're having a laugh, aren't you Whistler?

    Hollywood is thousands of miles away from what it once was and has largely been a downhill ride too for the last few decades.

  • Reply PBRStreetGang November 27, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Add Commander Ernest E. Evans to a future list.

  • Reply Lala La November 27, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Pause and look at that orgasm face at 0:00

  • Reply The Jester November 27, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    The most hilarious, crazy story I can think of is the life of the Chevalier d'Eon. He was not only a diplomat and soldier, but also a master at fencing renowned for his skill all over Europe. And he was a secret agent of the "secret du roi", the personal secret service of Louis XV., king of France. And he was – no joke – a transsexual who lived decades of his life openly as a woman and who pulled the stunt to let his gender legally be changed in both England and France. In the 18th century! D'Eon is the gender bender of the 1700s, he (or better: she) led a life full of adventures, intrigue, spy stuff and ON TOP got legally accepted as transsexual. Great movie stuff, but no producer would accept it, because it sounds so vastly over the top. 😉

  • Reply Christina Bryant November 27, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    pretty sure my life will be a movie some day……it's absolutely bizarre…..

  • Reply J.T Megaverse November 28, 2019 at 12:36 am

    The smartest people are the poorest people

  • Reply 1Energine1 November 28, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Wow number 3. The US government is so crooked its laughable!

  • Reply Joe w November 28, 2019 at 7:22 am

    There's no R in Indiana

  • Reply James D November 28, 2019 at 7:55 am

    When Hollywood wants a new hit they just make
    another ****ing 50 shades sequel.

  • Reply LogDriver'sGirl November 28, 2019 at 11:39 am

    You're missing an epic, dramatic, Holiday-Blockbuster of Titanic proportions! The Halifax explosion during Ww1. You could end it with the first train of Boston boys making it through with help. Release the movie on Canada Day and Independence Day, respectively. It'd make millions!

  • Reply Ty Miller November 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Theres no R in Indiana.. Lol Not Indianr

  • Reply BeatlesFanSonia November 28, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Was that Chapman related to the guy that killed John Lennon!?

  • Reply All Scales RC November 28, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks for making so many great videos. I follow a few of your channels and find them all very interesting.

  • Reply David Dale November 28, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    They need to make a movie about the rock group Badfinger their story is CRAZY! it has greed and death in it look them up

  • Reply K2edg November 29, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I am a little surprised no one has done a movie about the Whittington brothers, the Adrenalin junkie, Drug smugglers that rocked up to Lemans with a bag full of cash and won. They were legendary in the racing world.

  • Reply Mikah John November 29, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Not trying to be funny (kind of), but, did Simon huff helium or something at 3:09–3:29?

  • Reply stone1andonly November 30, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I grew up in Southern West Virginia (several hundred miles away from Gettysburg), and I heard tales of Civil War gold that was supposedly hidden somewhere in the hills near my home. There's no telling how many different shipments of either Union or Confederate treasures are still out there undiscovered… or how many might have never been lost, just reported as such when those charged with delivering them decided they deserved it more.

  • Reply Sean Hollins November 30, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    10 days in a Madhouse is a 2015 film

  • Reply Sheilla Nyakato November 30, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    America Horror Story_-Asylum

  • Reply baselinebaz November 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Born Elizabeth what-now?

  • Reply 25scigirl December 1, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Hollywood needs to look at more rare history like The Great San Francisco earthquake, Deborah Sampson who was America's first woman to take a bullet for America during the Revolutionary War, Marjory Stoneman, Rachel Carson, and some other Historical Figures and make movies about them.
    The one about the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco was done in the 1930's and since we have more information on it, then there should be another movie made about it. Meryl Streep, Judith Kalaora, and/or maybe Linda Atkinson who played in the 1976 version of the film about Deborah Sampson for television. I hope that the remake and celebs do much better than the 1976 movie made for television. Hopefully, there will be a remake of the 1906 earthquake movie.
    There should also be another movie about the titanic since we didn't know there were problems before it hit the iceberg because according to scientists, they found that one of the boilers had broken, exploded, or something like that. I should go to Hollywood because I have lots of ideas for Historical movies.

  • Reply R Ehalt December 1, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Wait, the Vsauce guy now has a channel with top ten videos?

  • Reply Altomax Lee December 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    wtf
    this is not even a video

  • Reply m00n7aquarius December 1, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    OMG! I can so see Johnny Depp playing Timothy Dexter

  • Reply progressing December 2, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Timothy Dexter sounds like a Forrest Gump style character.

  • Reply ferociousgumby December 3, 2019 at 7:30 am

    So this is a Top Ten List with 8 items.

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