08/09/2011 02:41 pm ET Updated Oct 09, 2011

How Mount Rushmore Was Pitched, According To Cracked (VIDEO)

Ever wonder how four giant, presidential mugs made it onto a mountain side in South Dakota?

Cracked has the real scoop on how Mount Rushmore came to be in the latest installment of their video series, "Stuff That Must Have Happened."

As it turns out, one ballsy guy just wanted to put his three favorite Presidents on the face of a mountain. Lincoln made it on there too, but not without an additional $50 million beard budget.

Sure, it cost a lot. But how much does freedom cost?