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Some of the Great Trollings of History

People have been around for long enough that prankery, shenanigans and cons have enjoyed a great heyday. Pranks and trickery are nothing new, and it's a breath of fresh air to learn that governments, generals, and famous historical figures totally messed with people. For some extra history, here are some history memes that are technically educational. For extra shenanigans, here are some mad lads who played by their own rules.

funny trolling history moments | danielokane 17.2k points 20 hours ago 3 3 3 3 Mozart didn't like this singer so much he 2 wrote piece her with high and low notes constantly because he noticed she hit low notes her chin went her chest and she hit high notes her head would fling back. So like she bobbing like chicken
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Tumblr Enlightens Youth on “The Game” You Just Lost

Boy does this make us feel old. Now that all the kids are playing forknife or whatever, they never got to suffer the frustration and constant failure that went into playing, and losing The Game. We're just glad that there's still people out there on tumblr willing to explain the rich history of The Game. Ah crap, just lost again.

Tumblr post that explains The Game
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Inventions That Work Too Well to be Improved Upon

Sometimes someone comes up with a design so simple, elegant and effective that it becomes the de facto item for that use in perpetuity. It must feel good to have created something that does something the best. In the other direction, here are inventions that are now used for something other than their intended purpose.

Inventions so good they don't need to be improved | SaltyChickenDip 58.8k points 16 hours ago Paper clip. Last major patent 1880's
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Twitter Thread: Medieval Artists Had No Idea What Animals Looked Like

At this point we're all aware of the cursed nature of medieval cat art. Their strangely human painted faces are the stuff of bad trips, or for the innocent, nightmares. While we've learned to accept their demonic yet depressed vibe, Twitter user @DannyDutch has clued us into some more fascinating (and slightly freaky) medieval animal art. His thread boasts 17 examples of medieval artists saying "f*ck it, i think this is what xyz animal looks like." And while sometimes the artists hit the nail mostly on the head, some have left us either laughing at their absurdity or feeling slightly disturbed. However these artifacts make you feel, we can be sure of one thing: art and world travel have both come a long way since the Middle Ages.

Funny Twitter thread about how medieval artists didnt know what animals looked like, had to guess or get creative | Daniel Holland @DannyDutch thread medieval paintings animals look nothing like real animals because artist had never seen them. Starting with Oyster | This elephant with tornado trunk. By Jacob van Maerlant Der Naturen Bloeme
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Spicy & Slightly Educational History Memes

We've got another round of spicy memes that take dry historical facts and make them dank af. Some of them might be a bit nsfw, historically inaccurate, and not the most politically correct, but hey we provide memes, not an ivy league education. That's not to say you won't learn a thing or two, so turn on that big brain of yours and get into the meme zone.

history memes, great britain, dank memes, memes, educational, roman empire, wwii, cold war | Mongolia: My army is amazing and nothing can stop invasion Japan wind: Jim Halpert Smiling Through Blinds | American Media Scary black man Black hold gun Panther Party funding school lunches, and make fist clothing and shoe programs, community shuttles and ambulances, and foodbanks, as well as testing half millon people sickle-cell anemia giraffe painting a woman in a red hat
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The Hollywood Sign Transformations and Pranks

On New Years Day residents woke up to see that the famous "Hollywood" sign had fallen victim to a prank overnight.

But this wasn't the first time the Hollywood sign has fallen victim to a prank or been altered. Here's a quick list of the changes the sign has seen since its creation.

history of the famous hollywood sign and how it evolved over the years
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History Memes that are Packed with Knowledge

History links all of us in more ways than one. The most obvious right now of course is that we get real specific references about the fall of Rome and the crimes of various empires. How dare there be a kind of meme that makes us feel..smart? Anyway there are tons of history memes to feel smart about.

history memes | GREENLAND ICELAND Erik Viking: laughing Leo Dicaprio in a horned helmet | Publishing numerous studies on benefits genetic diversity Having ten children with cousin PUSH Charles Darwin Double Soda Pour
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Educational Tumblr Thread Of Messed Up History Facts Escalates Quickly

Are we DOOMED to repeat history? Say it ain't so! This educational Tumblr thread of potentially true history facts escalates for the dark and disturbing quickly. Just the way you guys like it! 

tumblr history facts and memes are hot hot hot
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History Memes to Feel Smart About

Does knowing one or two facts about a particular battle actually make anyone that much more aware? Maybe a little. It's hard to tell. What knowing that historical context does do however, is set one up for some sweet memes that use all of history as a great well of inside jokes. For an interesting history thread, here's a tumblr thread about how mundane people are important to history.

funny history memes | Vikings after finding out monasteries are filled with gold and people can't fight
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History Memes for the Knowledge Seekers

Having a deeper knowledge of history than the average person won't necessarily make you smarter or more successful in life than anyone else, but it will enrich your ability to understand some pretty kickass history memes. History memes are technically educational and boy do they go down smooth.

funny history memes | Wisdom Teeth 50,000 BC have extra teeth so can chew through dead animal skin and tree bark wisdom teeth Modern My jaw hurts, need 2000 surgery swole doge vs cheems | going back Middle Ages teach them science TM Later earlier Yeah already Earth isn't know flat
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Fresh History Memes Sprinkled With Educational Spice

While it's said that history is always doomed to repeat itself, it's definitely anything but boring. These fresh (and spicy) history memes take the stuff of dull classes and actually spin it into something funny. Lord knows you'll probably learn more from these funny pictures than you will from a Zoom class.

Funny dank memes about history, historical memes, internet memes, educational memes, european history, world history, wwii, world war 2 | Uranium Plutonium exist* Manhattan Project: This is some serious gourmet shit. Gasstronomy. Pulp Fiction | Roman guards watching an elephant come down Alps 's first.
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History Memes For The Splendiferously Learned

Knowing history doesn't necessarily make you smarter than anyone else, but it sure feels like it. Sure it's cool to know about sweating sickness and emu wars, but it what can one do with that knowledge other than mention it to uninterested bystanders? Well, you can indulge in sweet history memes for for the ages.

funny history memes | Hammer invented 8000 BC People 7999 BC: person in hard hat helmet using a hammer and nail
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