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2012-05-07 06:46:35 AM  
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-- Defenders of the Constitution --
-- Responsible Financial Leadership --


"Keeping the government small and
out of personal life fpr over 200 years!"
 
2012-05-07 06:47:58 AM  
Obama is an American born citizen, with irrefutable proof, and raised in a peaceful Christian home by politically moderate, non-extremist, parents. His presidency in no way runs contrary to the Constitution of the United States. His policies respected the rights of gun owners.
 
2012-05-07 06:49:17 AM  
No Helen Keller ?
 
2012-05-07 06:49:49 AM  
echo $prev | sed -re 's/fpr/for/'

*sigh* stupid typos...
 
2012-05-07 06:49:50 AM  
General Sherman coined the term "Hotlanta".
 
2012-05-07 06:50:31 AM  
President Garfield hated Mondays and loved lasagna.
 
2012-05-07 06:50:31 AM  
In 1529 Suleiman managed to capture the city of Vienna thereby changing all of western history.
 
2012-05-07 06:52:48 AM  
Hitler was actually a deep-cover employee of the History Channel, sent back in time to the 1930s in order to provide material for the ailing channel, which had previously only been able to put on bad re-enactments of slow time in the trenches of World War I.
 
2012-05-07 06:53:46 AM  
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// THREE essential facts, and a valuable hotlink.
 
2012-05-07 06:56:29 AM  
Sand was invented by the Arabs.
 
2012-05-07 06:58:44 AM  
Justin Bieber is the Zodiac Killer.
 
2012-05-07 06:59:44 AM  
Mary slept around... well... until she got knocked up.
 
2012-05-07 07:02:21 AM  
There is no such thing as color TV. The world was actually mostly black and white until the late 1960's.

Nobody knows why earth lost all its monochrome.
 
2012-05-07 07:03:23 AM  
The Spanish Inquisition was as terrible as it's been made out to have been.
 
2012-05-07 07:04:09 AM  
jesus was catcher for "the other team," (if you know what I mean!).
 
2012-05-07 07:05:57 AM  
Broadcast stations in North America generally use call letters in the international series. In the United States, the first letter generally is K for stations west of the Mississippi River and W for those east of the Mississippi. This practice originated with the first commissioner of the FCC, Charles G. Howitzer, who could not read a map or spell very well.
 
2012-05-07 07:07:26 AM  
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Moe was really completely bald and wore a bowl shaped hairpiece on camera, while Larry shaved a portion of his head for the Stooges act. Curly was a classically trained Shakespearean actor. Then he took an arrow in the knee.
 
2012-05-07 07:07:32 AM  
World War One started because some bloke named Archie Juke shot an ostrich because he was hungry.

/surprised I'm the first
 
2012-05-07 07:08:14 AM  
Nobody makes money out of war and blind patriotism.
 
2012-05-07 07:08:42 AM  
In the beginning, Ghod created teh heavens and the Earth...
 
2012-05-07 07:10:22 AM  

But Wait There's More: Before the invention of the touch-tone phone, 900 Americans died each year in rotary dialing accidents


Today, 11 times that many die because they walk out into traffic while sexting, and the oncoming driver of the SUV was playing angry birds.
 
2012-05-07 07:10:37 AM  
the Moche,a pre-Incan civilization, invented the hot air popcorn popper.

It has been determined that Cro-Magnon cave art was man's 1st attempt to pick up chicks after the fire pit went out.

After Columbus' men saw the hammock in the new world,they returned to Europe and designed the speedo,which remains popular to this day.
 
2012-05-07 07:14:35 AM  
The reason why the word 'papa' means different things in Italian and Spanish is because Pope Innocent XIV had an unhealthy fascination with potatoes.
 
2012-05-07 07:15:14 AM  
The experimental submarines that were developed for the Revolutionary War by both the British and Americans (but alas never saw battle) used helium as a fuel.
 
2012-05-07 07:15:45 AM  
Pink actually IS a color in the spectrum, however, it is in hiding in the witness relocation program because it testified against him in the trial of Michael Jackson, who was secretly convicted, and given the death penalty.
 
2012-05-07 07:17:15 AM  
Haven't read them all, but it is a known historical fact that Jackie Kennedy would routinely crap in the shower and heel it down the drain.
 
2012-05-07 07:17:33 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Make up a historical fact?
 
2012-05-07 07:18:54 AM  
Iraq had WMDs.
 
2012-05-07 07:19:13 AM  
The face of the statue Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro is modeled after Leonard Nimoy and was designed by the grandfather of Mike Meyers.
 
2012-05-07 07:21:46 AM  
In July of 1972 Jane Fonda invaded North Vietnam where she single-handedly defeated the NVA and the world would never be safe for communism again.
Nixon awarded her the Congressional medal of freedom for her heroics, but she was too humble to accept and tossed it back over the White House fence.
 
2012-05-07 07:21:59 AM  
Theseus was a Greek sailor known for long pointless stories. One day zeus got so angry that he stabbed theseus to death with a pointy Rock. So when a teacher writes "thesis?" On your paper it means, " get to the point beforeI stab you with a sharp rock.
 
2012-05-07 07:24:41 AM  

GrahamManning: Before 1939 the world was in Black and White. Then The Wizard of Oz was made and when people left the theater the world was in color and there were witches and midgets and monkeys everywhere.


That's the real reason for WWII; it was an extension of the Inquisition.
 
2012-05-07 07:27:54 AM  
David hasselhoff invented freeze pops.
 
2012-05-07 07:33:09 AM  
Drew Curtis is Colonel Sanders' illegitimate love child by Phyllis George.
 
2012-05-07 07:33:22 AM  
President Taft was the first U.S. President to be on The Biggest Loser.
 
2012-05-07 07:33:50 AM  
The Washington Monument is actually a life-size model of my cock.

Don't ask about the shape, though.
 
2012-05-07 07:34:57 AM  
The slogan "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" was inspired by political slash fiction.
 
2012-05-07 07:36:51 AM  
West Virginia separated from Virginia over a half gallon of milk that went bad in the statehouse refrigerator and really stunk up the place. Well, it wasn't just that, but they'd had problems for a long time, and that was just kinda the final straw.
 
2012-05-07 07:36:54 AM  
Hitler had a twin brother that was actually more evil than him, but thankfully he had a speech impediment that made him way less effective.
 
2012-05-07 07:38:25 AM  
Most of the atrocities committed by Nazis in WWII were actually on Eva Braun's orders. Hitler shot her in the bunker only after finally realizing what she had done.
 
2012-05-07 07:38:29 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Kerr Avon: An historical fact.

*twitch*

I'm surprised it took this long.



Not all cultures pronounce the 'h' strongly, so it sounds like " 'istorical " (for example). Thus, 'an' is correct. Well, valid.

/it's about pronunciation, not spelling

Also:

"Pizza was invented in Chicago. The pizza served in NY is a Jewish adaptation. where the bread isn't allowed to rise."
 
2012-05-07 07:40:43 AM  
The Prohibition movement gained momentum after the Japanese ambassador was caught drunkenly giving President Wilson an 'upper-decker' in the White House's non-segregated bathroom.
 
2012-05-07 07:40:56 AM  
When Christopher Columbus discovered the Mars "Face" the Aliens told him to never come back or risk destruction of his entire species.
 
2012-05-07 07:41:26 AM  
The man who shot the deputy was in fact the same man who had previously shot the sheriff.
 
2012-05-07 07:42:22 AM  
The Zimmerman Note was written in 1917 by the Germans and was intercepted by the United States. In the note, Germany appealed for Mexico to be allowed to execute Treyvon Martin.
 
2012-05-07 07:42:27 AM  
In the mid 60s with money from Johnson's conflict on poverty Appalachian hill people developed oxycontin pills.
 
2012-05-07 07:43:25 AM  
Jimmy Stewart's herpes crashed the stock market.
 
2012-05-07 07:44:50 AM  
Despite a shortage of manpower, Rome was built in exactly 24 hours.
 
2012-05-07 07:44:58 AM  
George Bush remotely piloted the planes into the WTC while reading Mein Kampf to 4th graders.
 
2012-05-07 07:46:42 AM  
Closed Captioning was invented by Helen Keller.
 
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