Speaking of being simple, I spent a small portion of the morning reading about the Stanley Cup...and it turns out that everything you've heard about the Stanley Cup isn't so simple either. You see the common line about the Stanley Cup is that 1) there's only one 2) it's the same one that's been around since the 1890's 3) the Cup has always looked like this and 4) every winner's name (players included) are engraved on the cup forever.
It turns out that none of those things are true. At least...not so simply. There's actually three Stanley Cups: the original bowl, the one in the Hall of Fame, and the one that goes with the winning team. The original bowl was around in the 1890's but by the middle of the 20th century had become too brittle to be carried around team to team. While most names of the the former winning teams are on the cup, every 13 years, the top ring is removed and "retired" and a new fresh ring is added. All told, when a team is added to the Cup, they'll "only" be on the physical cup that's handed around for about 50+ years before they're ultimately removed. Additionally, the Cup has been in many different shapes and sizes over the years...though the current iteration has been around since the 1950's. It's all information that's mostly true...but not so simple.
Though honestly, that's how most of history...or most of anything...is. There's the obvious story, the shorthand version...but then there's the actual truth. Most of the time the short-hand is good enough for most people; but if you zoom in a little closer, there's much more to think about than meets the eye.