Here are some one liners...
Selling Your Soul for Rock-and-Roll -- Goethe is born. He is the author of Faust: a Tragedy, an epic poem about a man who sells his soul to the devil. You know this story because it is used over and over again, but it all begins with Faust.
It is Hell Pumping Water -- J.K. Hell is pumping water out of a gold mine using his new pumping system. He is a hero! Less of a hero is a man named Euler who is good at design but not building.
France Is Flipping It's Wig! -- The wigmakers guild has a racket going. It benefits from its monopoly AND from illegal wigmaking too.