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History Memes for some Hardcore Knowledge

What's better than looking and dumb memes and feeling smart at the same time? Absolutely nothing. That's why there are history memes to feel smart about. Sometimes you gotta take a deep breath and drink in that memeshake with an extra helping of facts and geography. That's the good stuff.

funny memes about history | 1800s doctors they find out draining patient all their blood doesn't actually fix anything science seemed so solid | Men 1600s Women who could do math two children looking terrified of a bunny
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Things That Grew Classier Over Time

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about various things that grew classier over time. Definitely had no idea that lobsters were commonly fed to prisoners back in the day, and had a reputation for being the cockroaches of the sea. 

An AskReddit thread about things that grew classier over time | jasenzero1 Eating lobster. Used be so abundant fed prisoners. VillyD known as cockroach sea
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History Memes That Are Technically Educational

It's strange to realize that history might actually be interesting and offer useful information about understanding our world. Many of us only realize this after we've left school. Well, at least there are history memes to feel smart about. Instead of teachers and books, we've got sweet inside jokes about people and empires who lived and died years and years ago.

funny history memes | World: Don't invade Russia during winter Germany 5 6 mematic.net wikihow illustrated instructions how to insert earplugs
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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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Funniest Historical Facts That People Know

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share the funniest historical facts that they know. The resulting insights paint a picture of just how weird the world is that we live in, and how absurdly worked up people can get themselves, when it comes to warring over seemingly meaningless stuff. 

People share the funniest historical facts that they know | Ginger_Chick 12h has been all over reddit forever, but fact Andrew Jackson's pet parrot ejected Jackson's funeral swearing, will never not make giggle.
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Tumblr Thread: Mundane People Are Important To History

This fun Tumblr thread points out how those mundane and seemingly boring things actually matter too, to historians. Never underestimate yourself, and all that stuff that society might go on saying is boring, and meaningless. 

Fun Tumblr thread points out how mundane things matter too, in history | oe just-shower-thoughts Imagine much historical knowledge wasn't written down because our ancestors thought idiot isn't going know this libertarian--princess So ancient Egypt's best friend basically called Punt. They traded all kinds fun stuff with them; ebony, incense, gold, silver,
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Tumblr Thread: Timelessly Entertaining Internet Gems

This fun Tumblr thread takes a quick look at some iconic moments in the history of the internet that could likely make civilizations that are thousands of years old, still laugh. Some things are just funny no matter what kind of societal conditioning you've had. Check out another interesting moment from Tumblr with this thread about "Thomas the Pain Engine."

A funny Tumblr thread about timelessly funny internet references | headspace-hotel S headspace-hotel forget Internet things would be incomprehensible 2 years ago phenomenon where is appreciation Internet things could show someone 3000 BC and be almost sure they'd get kick out 1 headspace-hotel
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Tumblr Thread On Purple Rhymes Goes Off The Rails

Tumblr has the tendency to well, tumble. And exactly that happened here. What started as an observation on violets turned into a historical rhyme on the concept of purple, which then turned into some well timed and tastefully executed filth. For more Tumblr color nerdery, here's an explanation of why magenta isn't a real color. And for random fun, here are Tumblr gems to keep the day moving.

Tumblr thread about rhyming with purple turns into dirty history lesson | gallusrostromegalus S aerialsquid Follow satanpositive Roses are red much is true, but violets are purple, not fucking blue. feels fictional have been waiting this post all my life. marzipanandminutiae They are indeed purple, But one thing missed concept purple" Didn't always exist. Some cultures lack names color see. Hence good old Homer And his "wine-dark sea."
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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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History According To Tumblr Users

We're not suggesting that these various gems from the brilliant minds of Tumblr are in fact actual moments from the history of the world. The internet undoubtedly has a knack for getting carried away and weaving fun little tidbits of pure fiction. That being said, the legend that the infamously adorable Corgis were a gift from faeries is just too good. 

Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this Tumblr thread that breaks down the origins of the pads vs. tampons war.

A collection of funny history insights from the minds of Tumblr | RE tilthat TIL according legend Corgi gift woodland faeries and their markings were caused by saddles and stirrups placed on their backs via ift.tt dwinkus can spend hundreds years breeding dog into little sausage shape and then just forget about and say fairies did Source: tilthat
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Tumblr Thread: All Is Forgotten Over Time

The devil is in the details, and if those details aren't specific civilizations can find themselves writhing around in complete confusion. This Tumblr thread points out how the Roman concrete recipe that makes it immune to water could've gone undiscovered/misinterpreted for so long because we never would've thought the recipe was calling for "seawater." Things spiral out of control quickly from there, and suddenly we're looking at a forecast for a future generation that's out there scrambling fish eggs because they never would've thought to use chicken eggs. Specifics are golden. 

Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this Tumblr user who inspired a meltdown after saying that fish aren't animals.

Funny Tumblr post about Roman concrete discovery | watermelon-mafia S lemememeringue Follow systlin Follow GUYS THEY FIGURED OUT ROMAN CONCRETE RECIPE MAKES IMMUNE SEAWATER http www.msn.com/en-us/news /technology/mystery--2000-year-old -roman-concrete-solved-by-scientists /ar-BBDO5VC beautifultoastdream EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! systlin Follow KNOW RIGHT
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Tumblr Thread: The Finnish Soldier Who Amphetamined His Way Home

Back in the old days, some governments threw a few amphetamines into their soldiers' supply kits. This guy might be one of the reasons why they don't do that anymore. Here are some more historical moments that sound too ridiculous to be true as well as a Tumblr thread about history that's actually fun.

Tumblr history thread about soldier who got home with amphetamines | MAA misteryada Those are eyes man who has seen god and laughed
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Twitter Thread: Man Discovers Grandpa's Fascinating Boxing Career

Twitter user, @AngryManTV, shared a remarkable thread about his experience unearthing his grandfather's unexpected past. Turns out this guy's grandpa was a true unsung hero, who had a boxing career that was cut short due to pressure from the mob. You don't see stories like that everyday. 

A fascinating Twitter thread about a guy's family secret | ManSitChoAzzDown Follow @AngryManTV At my grandpops funeral learned he professional welterweight boxer NYC 40's question why he never told us nobody knew continued dig discovered sad reasons why.
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Tumblr Thread: The Cold-Blooded Freak Devil Cave Goat

Tumblr looked at this evolutionary dead-end of a forward-eye-facing cold-blooded cave goat and decided: "good." Sometimes tumblr gets ahold of some biology or history knowledge and extrapolates the ever-loving reality out of it like when they went full mythological science on dragon evolution. For another interesting learning experience here's Tumblr's thread on Kudzu, the monster plant waging war with everything.

Tumblr thread on strange cold-blooded cave goat | RE tilthat Follow TIL cave goat went extinct approx. 5,000 years ago is first known mammal have become cold-blooded. Their bone growth rate is unlike any other mammal, and more similar crocodiles showing slow and adaptive rates environmental temperature. via http ift.tt/2vtQOYg r-evolution-aries Follow goat's binomial name is Myotragus balearicus kind an oddball lot other ways, too, an example being had forward-facing eyes, giving stereoscopic vi
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Historical Events That Sound Too Ridiculous to Be True

There are a lot of moments from history that not only sound unbelievably coincidental, incredible and stupid, but also so contrived that if it were to happen in fiction you wouldn't be able to suspend your disbelief. There were baboon railway controllers, great molasses floods and foulmouthed parrots. Here are some more history things, like the importance of mundane people in history, the spikey insanity of the lantern shield, and crazy "I'll do it myself" moments in history.

Historical events that are so ridiculous they seem fictional | eannasheridan 42.4k points 24 days ago 3 2 During WW1 German navy built ship and painted make look like British ship called RMS Carmania order infiltrate and destroy British convoys. On ships first outing first enemy encountered real RMS Carmania, which promptly sunk .
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