We Americans love a lot of things about ourselves, and perhaps nothing more so than our military. Like many things about the U.S., it’s bigger than its international equivalents, with a budget that is larger than the next eight largest military budgets in the world combined. It has a footprint in all 50 states, most…
1. U.S. Marine Corps
For some reason, some smart people decided to sail a replica of an 18th century ship directly into Hurricane Sandy. It went exactly as you'd picture, with the HMS Bounty going down 90 miles off of Cape Hatteras, N.C., with 16 people aboard.