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20 History Memes That Are Both Funny And Full Of Facts

The fun of learning history didn't end when high school did. The only thing that ended is the tests and papers to write. Now we are free to learn history on our own accord. There are a lot of people out there who are diehard history buffs. They find everything about history interesting and memorable. These are the people, best known as the history fandom, who bring us history memes.

History memes, while they may seem rather niche, are actually a very popular category of meme. Reddit's /r/historymemes is the main hub for the collection of all of the history memes out there. There's something for everyone over there, from super niche points in history to very broad and well-known points of history, to sides of history that you wouldn't even think of. Whether you are someone who enjoys learning about history or not, chances are one or two of these memes will make you laugh or leave you with a new fun fact. Here are just 20 recent memes about not-so-recent times.

Two Sides

trand 18888 Marie Antoinette in movies Let them eat cake Marie Antoinette in reality Funds home for unwed mothers and buys grain for those in need Also decadent like most monarchs

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A Few Differences

Early history according to Modern society: Early history according to Proto-Indo-Europeans:

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That's A Keeper

WHEN IT'S THE 1700'S AND HE SAYS HE OWNS LAND

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Unexpected

mgflip.com imafio.com WOW WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN A SHIPYARD WHERE WE BUILD SHIPS WITH A HORSE HEAD ON A BOW JUST LIKE THE PHOENICIANS ISURE DO HOPE IT WILL BE EASILY UNDERSTANDABLE FOR THE GENERATIONS TO COME AND NOT CAUSE ANY PROBLEMS WHAT THEI

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Definitely Not A Scam

! Trade offer ! I recieve: Nothing haha, dont worry about it You recieve: A big wooden horse

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Fancy

Americans: Dumps 50 boxes of tea into the Boston Harbor Crab at the bottom:

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Original Names

UNORIGINAL COUNTRY NAMES Little "Venice" We're in the south of Africa ORIGINAL COUNTRY NAMES The land of the rising sun New "Zeeland" The moon's belly button We're a union of states The land of honest men Where the King lives

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Surprisingly Agile

AL Armor in fiction this iron cage it is so heavy and i can't move but it is necessary Armor in reality Hey guys watch me do a cartwheel while i take a s

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Not Fair

Mendeleev: *invents periodic table so people won't have to memorize the elements' properties* Chemistry teachers: *makes the students memorize the table* Mendeleev:

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How Dare They

Mfs in the late 1800s when they have their cough syrup taken away (the ingredients include cannabis, chloroform, cocaine, opium and morphine)

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Round Of Applause

*Philosophers and scientists struggling to understand genetics for millennia* Some Czech monk with a bunch of pea-plants: Q I get it. F

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Timelines Are Wild

When thinking about when France used the guillotine for execution Also France in 1977 Hype for Star Wars next month? Gonna be wild

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Bad News

5th Century Roman Empire 2nd Century Roman Empire The future hasn't been kind to you, has it?

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True

Notorious Sexual Freak Mrs. Beverl... v @mechapoetic call yourself gothi you didn't sack romeon august 24th 410 AD don't call 10:16 PM 3/2/19 Twitter for Android 1,740 Retweets 8,847 Likes

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Well…

Time Traveler: Wow! Hey you, what year is it? Soldier: It's 1918. We just won the Great War! Time Traveler: Oh, you mean the First World War? Soldier: The WHAT

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Hang On

movies where the hero loses TOATE IMAGINI HITLER hold up VIDEOCLIPURI X ŞTIRI Q HA GALILE HI THE 7 EMM

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It's The Remix

The English language when it learns about a useful word from a different language Happy Happy People. Oh but they do have nice taste People. I think I'll use it

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Elite Pigeons

Pigeons during WWI Pigeons now "Help a veteran get Some Bread

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He Did Macbeth Dirty

MACBETH IN THE SHAKESPEARE'S PLAY MACBETH IN REALITY imgflip.com

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This Is Just Silly

Person in Germany: *spills juice over himself* Oh God! I hate Juice! Hitler *nearby, thinking about how to save Germany*: That was by brilliant!

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