Here are some one liners...
The Tyndale Bible -- The English translation is a big hit... in Germany. William Tyndale's translation will be carried to England and eventually become the basis for the Authorized Version. Of course, if they catch him, they will kill him. They will catch him in a few years.
The Beretta Weapons Factory ... A Family Business Since 1526 -- Yep. THAT Beretta. He sells muskets to the military for about $200 each. I talk about the problem with inflation and getting caught on the wrong end of a contract.
Solving Cubic Equations Is a Secret! -- A math professor finds a general solution to solving cubic equations... and keeps it a secret! Why? Because in those days it was NOT "publish or perish". It was "show everyone that you can do something that they can't!" It's job security.