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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #225 on: December 17, 2013, 10:34:22 PM »
*stares suspiciously at Canada*
This explains everything! This also means MacDonald is secretly communist!You see all that red in their advertising!

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #226 on: December 17, 2013, 10:36:49 PM »
*stares suspiciously at Canada*

Canadians
Communist

They both start with C, and have 9 letters. More proof!

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #227 on: December 18, 2013, 12:08:16 AM »
Provincial flag of Scania:

And I always thought Scania was just a truck company... learned something new today.

Offline consortium11

Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #228 on: December 18, 2013, 04:48:15 AM »
I get the impression that Switzerland is more socialist than communist...

I wouldn't even say Switzerland is particularly socialist (despite the upcoming universal guaranteed income referendum and recent referendums of executive pay). If anything it's normally held up as an example of a moderately liberal (in the classical sense) state.

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #229 on: December 18, 2013, 05:12:23 AM »
And I always thought Scania was just a truck company... learned something new today.

Scania is home to this lady, and I wasn't born in the trunk of some truck. *winks at Judy Garland*
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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #230 on: December 18, 2013, 05:31:04 AM »
This explains everything! This also means MacDonald is secretly communist!You see all that red in their advertising!

Totally agree MacDonald's are communists. They always had a five-year plan for dominating the junk food market in a country or a region, so finally ->world domination.  ;D

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #231 on: December 18, 2013, 06:21:57 PM »
Now to get us back on topic...

The Opium war was just about opium. In truth,  there were other elements to this such as concerns about being potentially colonized by westerners and the out flow of silver which was hurting the Chinese economy in very profound ways.

Offline ladia2287

Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #232 on: December 18, 2013, 06:35:32 PM »
Tuthmose IV was so angry at Queen Hatshepsut for 'stealing' his crown that he made every attempt to obliterate her memory with the hope of denying her soul immortal life in the Underworld.

Whilst it is true that someone certainly went to a lot of effort to destroy any evidence of Hatshepsut's existence, there is almost no evidence to say for sure who it was. If it was Tuthmose, then he waited a long time as the defacing of Hatshepsut's image did not begin until twenty years into his reign. Furthermore, there is no evidence at all of any such resentment. By all contemporary accounts he got along quite well with his stepmother and used her time on the throne as an opportunity to receive the best possible training in matters of state as well as high quality military training.

The evidence seems to point to the culprit being someone a little lower in the social hierarchy, who had a reason to resent Hatshepsut's reign, but still high enough for no one to question if they claimed that the order to do so came from Pharaoh.

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #233 on: December 19, 2013, 12:12:31 AM »
I really dislike the romanticized story of the birth of quantum mechanics (early 1900's is history, right?). Max Planck is considered by most physicists to be the father of quantum physics due to his solution to black body radiation in which he "quantized" energy levels by binning radiation energies for the purposes of calculation. He was not asserting that radiation could only exist at certain quantized levels, and he even fought the idea of quantization when Einstein jumped on it in 1905 with his publication on the photoelectric effect. Planck was a turd. A smart turd he was, but a turd nonetheless. Einstein was the first to really consider quantization as a part of the physical model rather than a mathematical tool. </endrant>

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #234 on: December 19, 2013, 09:57:39 AM »
*stares suspiciously at Canada*

Forget Canada, why is the US flag RED, white and blue. Notice how red comes first? Sure sign every American is a commie

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #235 on: December 19, 2013, 04:57:12 PM »
Another one is that ancient people thought death deities were evil. In truth, a number of them were seen as benevolent divinities who presided over an unpleasant but necessary and inescapable part of existence.

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #236 on: December 19, 2013, 06:41:08 PM »
Another one is that ancient people thought death deities were evil. In truth, a number of them were seen as benevolent divinities who presided over an unpleasant but necessary and inescapable part of existence.

Hades was the nicest of the Greek pantheon...or at least the only Greek god who wasn't a complete asshole to mortals all the time.

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #237 on: December 19, 2013, 07:50:38 PM »
Mind you Hades was still a jerk... ;)

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #238 on: December 19, 2013, 09:42:50 PM »
Mind you Hades was still a jerk... ;)

Yeah, but compared to the rest of them he was like Ghandi.

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #239 on: December 19, 2013, 10:25:56 PM »
True. When they weren't fighting with and/or seducing each other, they were doing everything that might possibly make Hell for the poor mortals who worshipped them

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #240 on: December 20, 2013, 01:37:01 AM »
Yeah, but compared to the rest of them he was like Ghandi.
Not entirely, Haephestus was technically the nicest of them.  He rarely meddled in the affairs of men.  He was happy with his toys in the forge, doin' requests for the other Gods.  If the Gods misused his toys?  Not his problem.

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #241 on: December 20, 2013, 07:14:02 AM »
Him and Hestia - She barely ever left Olympus.

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #242 on: December 20, 2013, 08:22:53 AM »
Yeah, Hestia seemed to be the nicest of the gods.

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #243 on: December 20, 2013, 09:16:25 PM »
The white Jesus with straight hair image. It's pretty much a huge lie that has stuck with us because of  medieval iconography.  Jesus would likely have brown skinned with more curly black hair if the people inhabiting the area at the time are any indication.
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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #244 on: December 21, 2013, 02:24:05 AM »
A very annoying myths:

Homosexual men being child molesters. ~shudders~ I can't even being to describe how annoying, insulting, hurtful, terrible, awful and simply wrong that is.

Sadly enough, it stuck. Still sticks to peoples minds now and then, even in the twenty-first century.
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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #245 on: December 21, 2013, 11:36:13 PM »
A very annoying myths:

Homosexual men being child molesters. ~shudders~ I can't even being to describe how annoying, insulting, hurtful, terrible, awful and simply wrong that is.

Sadly enough, it stuck. Still sticks to peoples minds now and then, even in the twenty-first century.

That just makes no sense to me.  XD


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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #246 on: December 22, 2013, 01:18:39 PM »
A very annoying myths:

Homosexual men being child molesters. ~shudders~ I can't even being to describe how annoying, insulting, hurtful, terrible, awful and simply wrong that is.

Sadly enough, it stuck. Still sticks to peoples minds now and then, even in the twenty-first century.
Oh don't worry about that, us white guys are also being painted with that brush, now.

[Edit] To clarify, not that it's a good thing, or even something that should happen, but that the pedo-net is now being cast even wider, to include all men.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2013, 01:20:09 PM by Chris Brady »

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #247 on: December 22, 2013, 04:22:36 PM »
Russians are the only people living in Siberia. In fact, there are a host of tribes of varying  ethnic classifications that live in the area commonly called Siberia who were there long before the Russian expansion.

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #248 on: December 22, 2013, 04:46:02 PM »
Russians are the only people living in Siberia. In fact, there are a host of tribes of varying  ethnic classifications that live in the area commonly called Siberia who were there long before the Russian expansion.
Honest question:  By living in Siberia, would these tribes be, by extension, not be Russian?

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Re: Most annoying historical myths?
« Reply #249 on: December 22, 2013, 05:06:54 PM »
Honest question:  By living in Siberia, would these tribes be, by extension, not be Russian?

Yeah, you're right of course passport-wise.  Lux means ethnic Russians.