World's Largest (Ex-)Rodent
Josephoartigasia monesi was living around 2-4 million years ago and resembled a capybara. It's the largest species ever determined to be a rodent, weighing around two thousand pounds. Just think about that for a moment. Damn.
Ordinary Folks and Superheroics
A Cracked.com list of 5 cases where regular people did amazing things. Worth a read!