Saturday, February 03, 2007

A Little History Humor

My father-in-law sent us some humorous student blunders. If you enjoy history like I do, then take a moment and have a hearty laugh over these.

Ancient History According to Students:

Without the Greeks, we wouldn't have history. The Greeks invented columns and myths. One myth says that the mother of Achilles dipped him in the River Stynx until be became intolerable. Achilles appears in The Ilian, by Homer. Homer also wrote The Oddity, in which Penelope was the last hardship that Ulysses endured on his journey. Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name.

Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock.

In the Olympic games, Greeks ran races, hurled the biscuits, and threw the java. The reward to the victor was a coral wreath.

There were no wars in Greece, as the mountains were so high that they couldn't climb over to see what their neighbors were

Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul.

Music History According to Students:

Bach was the most famous composer in the world, and so was Handel.

Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was very large.

Bach died from 1750 to the present.

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