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2012-05-07 07:46:52 AM  
Paul Revere warned the British that the colonists were planning an attack
2012-05-07 07:49:17 AM  
On May 20 1506 Columbus was accidentally beheaded in a horrific late term circumcision mishap that was ordered by the king as punishment for something he did to the queen.
Two year earlier he died from complications from it.
2012-05-07 07:50:48 AM  
Tim tebow was a successful professional quarterback.
2012-05-07 07:51:14 AM  
Barry McGuire got really tired of his college roommate telling him over and over again that the world was not on the eve of destruction.
2012-05-07 07:53:10 AM  
"... you say 'erbs' and we say herbs..."

"...Because there's a farking 'H' in it"
2012-05-07 07:55:02 AM  
The War of the Roses was a long feud in England between 1455 and 1485 to determine whether the state flower would be a red rose or a yellow rose.
2012-05-07 07:57:38 AM  
The first winner of the Nairobi Marathon was a man from New York.
2012-05-07 07:58:33 AM  
Intimidation is the sincerest form of battery.
2012-05-07 08:00:49 AM  
Plato invented the plate.
2012-05-07 08:01:03 AM  
The human body is 90% water.

So we are all *this* far from drowning right now.
2012-05-07 08:02:11 AM  
The missing 19 minutes of the Nixon recordings originally contained his secret recipe for Oatmeal Rasin Cookies.
2012-05-07 08:06:28 AM  
The movie Brokeback Mountain was based on the lives of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday.
2012-05-07 08:06:39 AM  
The Zippy the Pinhead factor is large in this here thread.
2012-05-07 08:08:32 AM  
The concept of starting a calendar from the number 0 and counting up from there didn't occur to anybody until sometime around the year 1 A.D.
2012-05-07 08:10:07 AM  
Gays, Immigrants and Muslims were once embraced and loved by all members of the Republican Party.
2012-05-07 08:10:24 AM  
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a direct descendant of Benjamin Franklin.
2012-05-07 08:11:38 AM  
Barrack Obama is qualified for his office. He's not just an affirmative action loser elected by a party obsessed with skin color.
2012-05-07 08:11:49 AM  

Serious Black: The Civil War was about slavery.

Slavery never happened.
2012-05-07 08:15:42 AM  
Da Vinci was the first person to utter the punchline, "Retto? Accidenti quasi ucciso lui!"

/Google translate link
2012-05-07 08:16:22 AM  
Historically, the Irish dislike all forms of alcohol, and are non-violent towards groups with differing views.
2012-05-07 08:17:25 AM  
Cindy lauper's original song title was "whores just want to have fun."
2012-05-07 08:19:59 AM  

jibern: Arnold Schwarzenegger is a direct descendant of Benjamin Franklin.

Wait a minute. Let's not go overboard. If Ben Franklin beat the Germans at the Alamo, how did Arnold and Davey Crockett go back in time to kill Sarah Michele Geller?
2012-05-07 08:20:26 AM  
In olden days, what we now call toll roads were referred to by two terms, Turnpike and Posted Road. Here is how those two names came about.

The Turnpike was so named because to enter the road there was a Pike, a long spiked spear tied to a pole horizontally across the road and manned by ornery men who would demand money to "turn the pike" so people could proceed on the road.

The Posted Road is called this because it didn't have people manning the turnpike, it was based on the honor system. Basically when you entered the road there would be a post there with a pot or jar or big bag and you were supposed to just toss a few coins in as a thank you for keeping the roads cleaned/paved etc. (This was part of the purview of the new idea of a "Post Office" run by the government)
Of course unscrupulous people would scramble to put a post up in front of the 'Official' (or, From the office) post and unwary travellers would inadvertently pay into these 'Unofficial' posts that appeared before the Official Post.
The sneaky nature of this unfortunately common occurrence continues to this day.
To this day forums and comment boards have difficulty keeping people from saying "Boobies" in an effort to capture the essense of old cleverness.
2012-05-07 08:20:41 AM  
The Third Battle of the Dardanelles in the Sixth Ottoman-Venetian War dramatically changed the course of human history. DRAMATICALLY.
2012-05-07 08:22:03 AM  
History has proven this is the best sports logo ever.
2012-05-07 08:23:35 AM  
Coming on a Bicycle
The Zippy the Pinhead factor is large in this here thread.

There are 11 easy to access dimension. The government and/or church is just containing you to three: Moe Dimension, Larry Dimension and the sometimes unstable Curly/Shemp/Joe/Curly Joe Dimension.
2012-05-07 08:23:38 AM  
Reality tv was invented by Louis Riel on his cross-Canada domination tour.
2012-05-07 08:23:50 AM  
Drew is actually one of the biggest contributors to Duke Basketball!!

/No PS at work.
2012-05-07 08:24:27 AM  
"Newt Gingrich" is actually a hazing act that was performed on the former Speaker of the House while he was a freshman at Cornholio University. He continues the practice to this day.
2012-05-07 08:24:27 AM  
Teddy Roosevelt dug the Panama Canal after being asked about his plans.
2012-05-07 08:25:20 AM  
Omar Bradley was gay.
2012-05-07 08:26:55 AM  
Kim Il-Sung was the most accomplished accordionist the world has ever known.
2012-05-07 08:28:20 AM  
Strom Thurmond was disgusted by black women, and thought they were really stupid.
2012-05-07 08:28:47 AM  
Teddy Roosevelt once killed a grizzly with his bare hands.
2012-05-07 08:29:10 AM  
In 9214 BCE, Tony Christopher sailed from Columbus, Ohio to find a better route to San Francisco. He accidentally landed in Holland instead and had to learn how to speak Hollandaise so he could communicate with the people.He knew he'd be in Dutch with his wife for getting lost so he named the people he found there Dutch. The natives though he said "Deutsche" so they thought they were German.
2012-05-07 08:29:19 AM  
Toto'shiat song Rosanne was written about Roseanne Barr.

Carly Simon has never said who You're So Vain was written about, but most people speculate it was Ned Beatty.

In Toni Basil's 80's classic Mickey she sings of her dual loves: Mikhail Gorbachev and cheerleading.

Olivia Newton-John is actually not the one that John Travolta wants. Oooh oooh oooh, honey.
2012-05-07 08:29:33 AM  
Charles II of Spain wasn't really inbred, he was just painted that way.
2012-05-07 08:29:53 AM  
In 1898 a Dr. Herman Lighter of Hiram College, Hiram Ohio, invented grape flavored popsicles. He was stoned to death the very next day.
2012-05-07 08:31:50 AM  
The Bible was originally titled "A Bunch of Bullshiat"
2012-05-07 08:31:50 AM  
40,000 years ago, the human scrotum was covered in beautifully colored feathers. Eventually there was no need for feathers, so evolution kicked in and got rid of them. That's why your nutsack looks like plucked chicken skin.
2012-05-07 08:32:55 AM  
George Bush stole the 2000 election.
2012-05-07 08:34:05 AM  
I submitted this with a better headline.
2012-05-07 08:34:23 AM  
Humans did not evolve from earlier life forms on this planet... We are, in fact, descendants of a rather useless bunch of alien hairdressers, telephone sanitizers, and second-hand car salesmen who crash-landed on Earth approximately 2 million years ago, killing off some of the early hominids who were on track to evolve into a far superior species than we've become...

/Ok, so Douglas Adams made it up, not me...
2012-05-07 08:36:48 AM  
Leon Czolgosz was actually Inuit. His name was accidentally changed at Ellis Island.
2012-05-07 08:37:07 AM  
Everything on the History channel happened.
2012-05-07 08:37:20 AM  
Conspirator Ludwig Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1940
2012-05-07 08:37:35 AM  
Here's a fun website just full of made up historical facts
2012-05-07 08:37:50 AM  

Pantubo: George Bush stole the 2000 election.

Al Gore

2012-05-07 08:38:39 AM  
The elusive "G-Spot" was so named for the man who discovered it, Grover Cleveland.
2012-05-07 08:39:16 AM  
Cinco de Mayo is actually a French holiday.
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