You want to get kids excited about US civics? Then quit with this "One if by land, two if by sea" drivel and give them what they want: Godzilla stomping LA. Etsy artist Alternate Histories has recreated pivotal moments in US history‚ÄĒbut with monsters. [Etsy via Apartment Therapy]

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The Beast in Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party was actually a two-fold success. Not only did it severely (and much deservedly) piss off the British, it drove off that pesky man-eating Harbor Beast. It's a win-win!

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The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

The Mechanical Man signed the Declaration of Independence‚ÄĒeverybody knows that. His signature is the QR code just under John Hancock's.

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Floating Saucer Crafts and the Chicago Fire

Yeah, sure, a cow kicked over a kerosene lamp‚ÄĒkeep telling yourself that. But I've never seen a saucer-shaped flying cow what shoots lasers, have you?

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The Destruction of the Washington Monument

What? Everybody knows the current Washington Monument is a fake. The original monument was destroyed in the first recorded occurrence of macro-tentacle porn in the New World.

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The Menacing of the East River Bridge


Dammit, people‚ÄĒwho unleashed the Kraken? Do you have any idea how many maidens we'll have to use to get that thing back in its cage?