World History in a Student’s Eyes

Here is a collection of freshman history bloopers collected by aCanadian history professor (Anders Henrickson) over the years: During the Middle Ages, everybody was middle aged. Church and statewere cooperatic. Middle Evil society was made up of monks, lords andsurfs. It is unfortunate that we do not have a medivel European laidout on a table ... Read More

Collar Problems

In medieval England, it was the custom for the heir to the throne to wear a fancy ruffled collar known as a ruff. One particular heir wore an exceptionally fancy ruff known as a “dandy,” which blocked his vision so that he kept tripping and falling.   This proves that dandy ruffs cause falling heirs.


A history professor and a psychology professor were sitting outside at a nudist colony. The history professor asked: “Have you read Marx?” The psychology professor replied: “Yes. I think it’s from the wicker chairs.”

Wrong Bet

An archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel and came upon a casket containing a mummy. After examining it, he called the curator of a prestigious natural-history museum. “I’ve just discovered a 3,000 year-old mummy of a man who died of heart failure!” the excited scientist exclaimed. To which the curator replied, “Bring ... Read More