When Andrew Ryan founded Rapture, the underwater utopia built on the values of real life author Ayn Rand, the world seemed like his oyster. The sub-nautical city was a triumph, and the enterprising denizens of Rapture had all the seafood they could ever ask for.
Unfortunately, an isolated society based on the principles of unbridled scientific experimentation, the abolishment of morality, and blind, bloodthirsty ambition turned out to not be such a solid idea after all. Still, the city thrived from its completion in 1946 up to New Year's Eve, 1959—an eternity longer than Kardashian's lame PR stunt of a marriage. We think we would have won that bet, to be honest.