History jokes, famous anecdotes and short funny stories.


Funny anecdotes and short stories are a great source of examples in public speeches. This website contains short funny stories, clean jokes and humorous legends of kings and queens, politicians, famous literary figures and artists from many books and sources. The styles of writers from different time periods was preserved - they often enhance the stories in an amusing way. Enjoy and have fun!

USA vs. Canada -- a Frenchman's Joke 
Sunday, May 18, 2008, 08:26 PM - American history in jokes,anecdotes and funny facts, Modern Age History
Posted by Court Jester
The French ambassador to Washington, Jean Jusserand, was once discussing matters of European foreign politics with Theodore Roosevelt's wife. "Why don't you learn from the United States and Canada?" the First Lady responded. "We have a three-thousand-mile unfortified peaceful frontier. You people arm yourselves to the teeth." "Ah, madame," Jusserand sighed. "Perhaps we could exchange neighbors."
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C. S. Lewis-- a First Class Author 
Lewis, returning home from a walking tour, had just boarded the first class compartment of his train. An old lady, startled at seeing Lewis' unkempt appearance asked him, "Have you a first-class ticket?" "Yes, madam," he replied, "but I'm afraid I'll be needing it for myself."
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Henry Ford's Engineer 
A visitor at a Ford factory in Dearborn, Michigan had the good fortune of encountering Henry Ford himself, who, demonstrating a newly finished automobile, proudly stated that there were "exactly forty-seven hundred and nineteen parts in that model."

Impressed by Ford's exhaustive wealth of knowledge, the visitor located a company engineer and asked the man for confirmation: Were there in fact exactly forty-seven hundred and nineteen parts in that model?

The engineer shrugged his shoulders. "I certainly don't know," he replied. "I can't think of a more useless piece of information!"
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A Strange Wedding 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 05:17 PM - Jokes and funny Stories about Kings and Queens, royal history, Modern Age History
Posted by Court Jester
In the year 1733, when Christian IV. King
of Denmurk, and his consort, Sophia Magdalena,
visited their Norwegian dominions, they took up
their residence in the house of Colons! Colbiurnson
in Frederickshald. The colonel, for the diversion
of his illustrious guests, exhibited before
them what is called a Jubilee Wedding. There
were four couples married, all rustic people, invited
from the adjacent country, and out of these,
there was none under a hundred years old; so
th:it all their ages put together, made upwards
of eight hundred years! Their names were Ole
Torveson Sologsteen, who lived eight years afterwards,
and his wife Kelje ten years; Jern
Oer, who lived six years after, and his wife Ingen,
who lived seven years; Ole Besoleca and
his wife N.; and Hans Folasken, who lived
ten years after, and brought with him Joram Gallen,
who was not his wife, but being a hundred
years old, he borrowed her for this ceremony;
she also lived ten years afterwards.
These eight married people made themselves
extremely merry at this public wedding; and the
women, according to the custom of the country
on bridal occasions, danced with green wreathe
upon their heads. At their departure, each
couple received from their majesties a handsome
present to carry home.

From Percy Anecdotes
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Children bug Princess Diana 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 07:42 PM - British humor, history of England, Jokes and anecdotes of famous people, Modern Age History
Posted by Queen of History Jokes
During a royal tour in 1983, Diana approached a crowd of young children in Southern Australia. She walked up to the nearest child and, while patting him on his head, asked him why he wasn't in school that day.

"I was sent home," he explained, "because I've got head lice."
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