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Surprising historical facts that most don't know

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  1. RexChapmanFan

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    1. Much of today's ghetto culture in the U.S. has its origin in red neck culture that migrated with immigrants from southern England in the 1700s and 1800s.

    2. Several important ancient historians claimed that the ancient Greeks' most profound philosophical thought (e.g., Plato) actually originated with Moses and the ancient Israelites.

    Many others.
     
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    odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    Facts huh?
     
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    chokeyou Derp de doo

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    Slaves brought to America were enslaved and sold by other Africans.

    The ancient Greeks were pedophiles.

    Abraham Lincoln was a vampire hunter.
     
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    Abraham Lincoln actually freed the slaves with a single lockpick.
     
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    Sources Monica?
     
  7. Osculater

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    Only in America can a poor black kid become a rich white man.
     
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    Billy Dee Williams wore blackface to portray Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars movies. He is in fact a pale white actor primarily of Norwegian descent.
     
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    jesus is a ripoff of hercules
     
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    Damien Karras Mirabile dichtu, don't you agree?

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    Ketchup originated from China not France
     
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    Japan originally teamed up with Germany only as a joke.
     
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    Rice comes from oranges.
     
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    We elected a president, and a pretty good one at that, who couldn't get it up due to complications from 19th century surgery to his junk region.

    A woman ran the federal government for most of 1920.

    Two of the stars of running man served as governor of a us state. One of the others hosted the family feud and another was the an nfl record holder for a while. That opera guy eventually served on the board of directors at Microsoft, in the mid 90s.
     
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    Hitler killed Jesus, using a time machine.
     
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    The Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty in Egypt were black.
     
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    Jesus was an Ethiopian buddhist monk
     
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    African-Americans are the only true black people
     
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