I just finished a book on the military nobility of pre-industrial Japan
Would you like me to samurais it for you?
You either have ability...
...or you're nobility.
BOOM roasted. Take that, bourgeoise.
In 1240 CE, the Mongols invaded Tibet
... and the Tibetan leader, Lama Sakya Pandita, marshaled all able-bodied men in Lhasa to repel the invasion. Commoners, nobility and peasants answered the summons, but Sakya's own monks hesitated. After all, they had all taken vows of nonviolence, and had not harmed so much as a fly since their i...
It's a little known fact that William Shakespeare and Lord Byron died on the same day.
When they met Saint Peter at the pearly gates, he said, "We are honored to receive two incredibly distinguished poets on the same day! Unfortunately we don't have room for both of you to enter today, so we're going to have to have a little contest. I'm going to say a word, and both of you have to ma...
The Opium Wars
During the opium wars in China the nobility wanted to escape to a more stable country, one couple, Mr. And Mrs. Long, decided to move to Texas to escape the conflict.
Once settled in Texas they decided to have kids, they could afford to due to their work as farm hands.
Politics in terms of cows
SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The state takes a high portion of the milk they produce to be redistributed.
COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The State takes both of them and you have to get into a bread line for food instead.
FASCISM: You have two cows. The State will kill you if you don't...
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The Fish Princess and the Commoner Crab
Once upon a time, in the undersea kingdom, there lived a fish princess. This fish princess had fallen in love with a peasant crab.
When her father, the fish king, found out about their affair he forbade her to ever see him again. When she asked him why he replied "No daughter of mine will co...