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5 Cases of Sweet Revenge | What the Stuff?!

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Revenge, while perhaps not as noble as sculpture, is an art form all its own. Here are some of history's sweetest examples. 10 Big Cases of Revenge: http://www.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/10-biggest-cases-of-revenge.htm Music featured: "Time Flux" by Revolution Void What the Stuff?! episodes are available every Monday and Friday at Noon ET. Subscribe http://bit.ly/1AWgeM7 Twitter https://twitter.com/HowStuffWorks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowStuffWorks Google+ https://plus.google.com/+howstuffworks Website http://www.howstuffworks.com Watch More https://www.youtube.com/HowStuffWorks They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but it can also be served along the edge of a sword, or on YouTube. 47 Ronin - What do you do when you’re a samurai and your master has been unfairly forced to commit seppuku? Wait two years until the man you blame has let his guard down and then sneak into his house and cut his head off. That’s what the 47 ronin did in Edo, Japan in 1701. Sneaking isn’t very samurai-like and so when they turned themselves 46 of 47 ronin were forced to commit sepukku themselves (the 47th was pardoned possibly because of his young age). There’s revenge all over the place in this story! Alan Ralsky - When you’re known as the Spam King for sending millions of millions of unwanted emails, you’re bound to be a target for revenge. So when trolls found Alan Ralsky’s real address, they inundated his home with junk mail. At its peak, Ralsky received hundreds of pounds each day, thanks to his address going viral. Totally inappreciative of irony, Ralsky was furious and planned to sue anyone responsible. Before he could he was pinched for a stock scheme and sent to prison for 51 months. Dave Carroll - Thanks to his musical abilities, Dave Carroll got revenge on United Airlines when baggage handlers broke his guitars. When the airline rejected Carroll’s claim after he spent 9 months following the proper channels, he recorded the song United Breaks Guitars, which went viral and landed 4 million views in a month. United’s stock dropped 10 PERCENT within four days, shaving off $180 million of the company’s market cap. That’s big time revenge. Anthony Stockelman - If you’re like Anthony Stockelman, a child rapist and murderer, convicted beyond a doubt with DNA evidence, probably the worst place to be is the same prison as the cousin of the little girl you killed. One day Stockelman mysteriously turned up with a new tattoo on his forehead that read: “Katie’s Revenge”, in retribution for his murder of little Katie Collman. That will leave a mark. James Annesley - James Annesley had one of the worst lives ever. He was born into wealth, but to gain that wealth for himself, his scheming uncle killed James father and had James kidnapped and sent to America as an indentured servant, where he worked for 13 YEARS. At age 25 he hopped a ship back to London by way of Jamaica and set about reclaiming his birthright, slandering his uncle while he did. Sadly, James died before he could regain his family fortune, but he did manage to publicly expose his uncle’s treachery before he did. So there’s at least some sweet revenge here. If this was up your alley, there’s more in the article 10 Big Cases of Revenge on HowStuffWorks. Check it out. And be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more cool videos.