History Jokes: Leo Tolstoy - practical pacifism.


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!

Leo Tolstoy - practical pacifism. 
Tolstoy was a great pacifist and was once lecturing on the need to be nonresistant and nonviolent towards all creatures. Someone in the audience responded by asking what should be done if one was attacked in the woods by a tiger. Tolstoy responded, "Do the best you can. It doesn't happen very often."


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Franklin Delano Roosevelt and tedious small talk 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 01:18 PM - American history in jokes,anecdotes and funny facts, Jokes and anecdotes of famous people
Posted by Court Jester
Roosevelt was often bored by the tedious small talk that was required of him at social functions. He often felt as if those with whom he conversed were seldom paying attention to what was said. To prove his point, sometimes Roosevelt would begin a conversation by saying, "I murdered my grandmother this morning." Often these words were met with polite approval. On one occasion, however, an attentive listener gave the witty reply, "I'm sure she had it coming to her."
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Raphael (Italian Artist and Architect) responds to criticism. 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 01:17 PM - Art History Jokes and Anecdotes, Famous funny quotes and sayings
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Once while working on a frescoe in the Vatican, Raphael became irritated by the constant criticism coming from a couple of observing cardinals. One complained that, "The face of the apostle Paul is far too red". Raphael answered back, "He blushes to see into whose hands the church has fallen".
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Edgar Allan Poe: gross neglect of duty 
In 1831, Edgar Allan Poe was allegedly expelled from West Point for neglecting the dress code during public parade. It is said that he mocked the dress instructions by appearing naked, with a rifle over his shoulder, wearing a white belt and gloves. He was released from the academy for "gross neglect of duty".
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College Bloopers 
Sunday, April 19, 2009, 08:05 PM - Best Funny Short Stories in History, College humor
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Non Campus Mentis is an excellent collection of "bloopers, malapropisms, revisionist hypotheses, and creative interpretations of history" from actual student papers. This could be a great gift for a history teacher. Here are some excepts:

History, a record of things left behind by past generations, started in 1815. Thus we should try to view historical times as the behind of the present. This gives incite into the anals of the past.
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Prehistory, a subject mainly studied by anthroapologists, was prior to the year 1500. When animals were not available the people ate nuts and barrys. Social division of labour began when a tribe would split into hunters and togetherers. Crow Magnum man had a special infinity for this. Advances were most common during the intergalactic periods.
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The pyramids were large square triangles built in the desert. O'Cyrus, a god who lived in a piramid, would give you the afterlife if your sole was on straight.

Members of the upper class were able to live posthumorusly thorugh the art and facts buried with them. Eventually the Egyptians drowned in the desert.
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This was the beginning of Empire when Europeans felt the need to reach out and smack someone.
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Ferdinand and Isabella conquered Granola, a part of Spain now known as Mexico and the Gulf States.
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The Catholic church sold indulgences as a form of remission control. Luthar was into reorientation mutation. An angry Martin Luther nailed ninety-fve theocrats to a church door. The Pope's response was to declare Luther hereditary.
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People were allowed democratic freedoms like taking an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
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Zoroastroligism was founded by Zorro. This was a duelist religion.
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Finally, Europe caught the Black Death.The bubonic plague is a social disease in the sence that it can be transmitted by intercourse and other etceteras.
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