Monday, 12 October 2015

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, N for New Facts about History

New Facts about History seen through the eyes of children. I myself couldn't stop laughing when I read  this for the first time, and I still think this is hilarious.!



Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world...

The following were answers provided by 6th graders during a history test. Watch the spelling! Some of the funniest answers are those that are misspelled...

 

10 .It was an age of great inventions and discoveries.Guttenberg invented removable type and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes and started smoking. Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100-foot clipper.

 

11 .The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespeare. He was born in the year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He wrote tragedies, comedies and hysterectomies all in Islamic pentameter. Romeo's last wish was to be laid by Julia.

 

12 . Writing at the same time as Shakespeare was Miguel Cervantes. He wrote " Donkey Hote." The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote "Paradise Lost". Then his wife died and he wrote "Paradise Regained."

 

13 . Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a Virgin and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin discovered electricity by rubbing two cats backward and declared: A horse divided against itself cannot stand."Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead.

 

14 .Abraham Lincoln became Americas greatest Precedent. Lincoln's mother died in infancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves by signing the Emasculation Proclamation. On the night of April 14th , 1865, Lincoln went to the theater and got shot in his seat by one of the actors in a moving picture show. They believe the assinator was John Wilkes Booth, a supposedly insane actor. This ruined Booth's career.

 

15 .Johann Bach wrote a great many musical compositions and had a large number of children. In between he practiced on an old spinster which he kept in his attic. Bach died from 1750 to the present. 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.

 

16 .Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when everybody was calling for him. Beethoven expired in1827 and later died for this.

 

17 .The nineteenth century was a time of a great many thoughts and inventions. People stopped reproducing by hand and started reproducing by machine. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up. Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick raper, which did the work of hundred men. Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabbits. Charles Darwin was a naturalist who wrote the "Organ of the Species." Madman Curie Discovered the radio. And Karl Marx became the first of the Marx Brothers 

 

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt,  who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with N

 

Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our  logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar. Thank you Team of O. W. T.!

 

 

 

30 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what terrific laughs to start my day, Wil!!! And the answers the students wrote to indeed remind me of my teaching days!! I'll be chuckling all day every time I think of your post for the day!! Thank you for sharing!! I hope you have a beautiful week!!

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, thanks for the laughs! what a funny post. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy new week!

Fun60 said...

Loved it. What a laugh.

Cloudia said...

Ha! Delightful












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carol l mckenna said...

Neat photo! I am still chuckling at your wonderful post ~ children 'say the most amazing things!'

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

ladyfi said...

So funny!

Indrani said...

Ha ha funny! Thanks for the good laugh! :)

lotusleaf said...

Ha ha! That was really funny!Opens up one's eyes to a child's understanding of words.

Gigi Ann said...

Got my day started with a laugh. What a hoot!

photowannabe said...

I'm sitting here all by myself laughing.
The kids really do say the darndest things.

Roger Owen Green said...

TOTALLY believable.


ROG, ABCW

Rebeckah Leatherman said...

Those kids were pretty smart! I love their answers.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How funny! Kids say the darndest things!

happywonderer.com said...

Hilarious! What a fun read....

Photo Cache said...

Hilarious!!!! LOLapalooza!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

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Forgetfulone said...

I especially enjoy student blunders since I'm a teacher. Thanks!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

What a wonderful enjoyable post!
Anna :o]

Carin Diaz said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun read. The young ones are truly THE source of natural humor.
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Melody Steenkamp said...

Hi Wil

Nice choice this week, i still love learnings new things !

Have a nice abc-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Bibi said...

Ha, ha, ha!! Love this post.

In response to your comment on mine, you can see the old-fashioned spritzer bottles if you click on the highlighted section of the description of my photo!

photodoug said...

Wil, great post. Reminded me of Art Linkletter's interviews. Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

So funny. I don't think I'm going to forget 'Beethoven was so deaf he wrote loud music' and suspect it will pop into my head next time I hear some.

Hildred said...

Marvelous! History humourized..... Listened to Beethoven's Pastoral today, and thought about his deafness, but the Pastoral really isn't all that loud so he must have written it before he became seriously deaf....

Ira said...

After a stretch of overtired brain and body I get to read this stuff and guess what I am beaming ear to ear! loved it actually LOVED IT!

Mascha said...

Hehehe :-) Donkey Hote and Marx Brothers...

By the way: in lsast time I've read "Paradise Lost" of Cees Noteboom, a very good book.

Gattina said...

That was just what I needed a good laughter ! These are all hilarious ! I like the "Emasculation Proclamation" !!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Funny! Kids do say the darnedest things.

beataboutthebook said...

Ha ha ha.. I love these posts from you. So many of these great men would be turning in their graves. "Shakespeare wrote hysterectomies in Islamic pentameter"!!! Can't stop laughing.

Vicki Lane said...

Too funny!

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