Maybe the history books need to be rewritten
For those of you who paid attention in school, particularly social studies and history class, you may think that you’re pretty well-versed on how things lead us to where we are today. But how often do you think that you may be wrong? Historical records have been gathered from whoever had the ability to write down what was going on. Not everyone in the past knew how to write, so we’ve only got a few people to base our knowledge on.
Historians have gone through those records and any others they could find to get to the bottom of things. Now, they’re sharing the things that our textbooks got wrong, wrong, wrong. Settle down, everyone — class is in session!
Not Your Hero
I’m Scottish and I have a degree in history, and what really grinds my gears is the reverence some people have for William Wallace.
He WASN’T a hero. He was a criminal, a murderer, an outlaw and a thief. He didn’t lead an army, he led a rag-tag group of fellow thieves and such that gathered infamy and popularity. Yes, he won at Bannockburn, but that was rather down to English stupidity rather than good strategy on the Scottish side. He didn’t really care about Scottish freedom, he was simply looking out for his own interests, as he had upset some Englishman or other and he was in trouble.
Robert the Bruce was a MUCH better leader and fighter and actually won independence for Scotland.
But no. Everyone believes the trash pile that is Braveheart. I’m bitter. (pussup)
Making of the Constitution
The delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention spent much of their time drinking.
One surviving document is a bill for a party on September 15, 1787, two days before the signing of the Constitution. Items on the bill were:
54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of Claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 8 bottles of cider, 12 bottles of beer and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch – all of this for 55 people. (Back2Bach)
It is a misconception that the pyramids of Egypt were built by slaves. Most of the pyramids were build during the Old and Middle kingdoms which there is no evidence of slavery at that time.
The pyramids were built by free citizens who believed their pharaohs were incarnations of Horus the sky God. Being a builder of a pyramid was actually a honor and a spiritual experience. They would even have feasts and party during the building too. (BSirius)