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So I just finished up the Hulu miniseries 11.22.63 (based on the novel by Stephen King), and wow. It was fantastic.

Some of you history buffs (or conspiracy theorists) may have noticed that November 22nd, 1963 is the date that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The show is about a man that travels through time to stop the assassination in hopes that it improves the world (with JFK alive Robert Kennedy would never have run for office, would never have been assassinated, the Vietnam War would likely have never happened, etc.). Butterfly effect and all.

Anyways, fantastic show, everyone should go watch it (it’s only 8 episodes). Then it got me thinking about what other major events could be stopped by a single person.


So my question is: If you had the ability to go back in time to a specific time and place, when would you go back to, and what would you do? Would you do good? Would you just gamble on games and fights that you already know the outcome from?

Of course, if you don’t want to talk about about this, then feel free to talk amongst yourselves!