Al Sharpton's ancestors were slaves, owned by Strom Thurmond's ancestors. It just goes to show what genealogical research can (and cannot) do. It can reveal the truth about your ancestry, but it cannot do anything to change it.
University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds has proposed that Iranian radical mullahs and atomic scientists be forced to count all the occurrences of 'heh' and 'indeed' in the Instapundit archives. He believes this will be sufficient to persuade Iran to "reconsider their not-so-covert war against us in Iraq."