Over 120,000 of you voted, and now the results are in. Here are the 25 biggest badasses in history:
25. Vladimir Putin Bear wrestling, Judo practicing, racecar driving, crossbow shooting, aircraft flying, submarine captaining, bare-chested horse riding Prime Minister of Russia who was named Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2007. Presumably for doing those aforementioned things.
24. Thich Quang Duc This Buddhist monk didn't just stand up for what he believed, he stood up, walked to the middle of a busy intersection, and lit himself on fire for what he believed in. Sort of makes that day you took off work to walk around with a sign and shout catchy chants pretty inconsequential and void of sacrifice. Even if you did get a sunburn.
23. Chuck Norris A martial arts expert and the subject of some pretty impressive Internet facts, Norris' combat skills have been on display for decades. But even at the ripe-old age of 71, few would want to put themselves in a position where he would want to go "Walker, Texas Ranger" on their ass. After all, respect for others is one of the pillars of Chun Kuk Do, the martial art he created.
22. Bill Murray The star of some really great movies, and even better rumors, Bill Murray can pretty much do whatever he wants--and almost always has. As a child, Murray was kicked out of both the Boy Scouts and Little League for bad behavior. Cementing his reputation as a troublesome youth, he celebrated his 20th birthday by getting arrested for trying to smuggle approximately nine pounds of marijuana through O'Hare Airport. Whether it's crashing a party, dating women that could be his daughter, or ignoring your voicemail--if Bill Murray did it, you're going to think it's awesome. Unless it's a Garfield movie, that is.
21. Grigori Rasputin Russian Mystic rumored to be in control of the Russian Monarchy and nearly impossible to kill. The "man" survived being stabbed, poisoned, shot, and clubbed. He even broke out of the carpet his enemies wrapped his battered, bullet-riddled body in. Unfortunately for Rasputin, when he did break free, it was in the middle of an icy river--where he eventually drowned.