When I first came across 2Spare.com’s Top 10 Dumbest Personal Names Ever, I assumed it wouldn’t qualify as found history. There are, after all, lots of Top 10 lists that have nothing to do with history (e.g. Top 10 Fonts Used by Churches or Top 10 People Most Affected by Election 2006). But when I saw Cotton Mather on the list, I thought better, and in addition to Mather the list describes some less well known historical figures, including Thursday October Christian and World B. Free.
The motivating instinct behind Found History was the sense that history is lurking everywhere. I should learn to trust that instinct.