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Do you have questions about history that no reliable source can give you? Do you know of some lesser known historical facts that need to be more well known?

Then welcome to r/shittyaskhistory!


Do you have questions about history that no reliable source can give you? Do you know of some lesser known historical facts that need to be more well known?

Then welcome to r/shittyaskhistory!

Ask about any era of history and get answers from shitty historians! Submit historical corrections and get feedback from your peers!

"Did Blackbeard really wear burning brands in his beard?" is a good question; "What items were worn in some other famous beards? Also a good question.

Photos of the contents of Abraham Lincoln's pockets: good submission. Contents from the pockets linking to as yet undiscovered historical realization? Even better!

The wearing of pith helmets is strongly encouraged.


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3

Why did Greece get so mad about some town in Ohio calling itself Macedonia?

0 Comments
2024/04/14
04:10 UTC

14

Before desegregation, why did so many white people love films, considering most of them were black and white

1 Comment
2024/04/13
06:53 UTC

15

Why didn’t America declare independence on midnight of Jan 1 instead so we can have double fireworks and the most panicked dogs ever?

4 Comments
2024/04/11
17:30 UTC

3

Why is Baby-lon called that?

Was it ruled by babies?

1 Comment
2024/04/11
00:38 UTC

7

When, and why did Boomers invent boomerangs?

1 Comment
2024/04/10
22:04 UTC

14

Why is it called Russia but the guy trying to rush was called Stalin? Are they stupid?

1 Comment
2024/04/09
17:06 UTC

6

Isn’t crazy bad luck that Hiroshima got hit with a bomb named after it?

1 Comment
2024/04/07
05:02 UTC

15

Couldn't dropping the Hiroshima bomb cause a war between USA and Japan?

Definitely not a good place to test the bombs...

5 Comments
2024/04/07
02:38 UTC

14

Did the invention of the Trireme caused the raise of the Row Man Empire?

1 Comment
2024/04/04
05:18 UTC

8

How come bad things still happen even though Hitler is dead? Isn’t he like the source of all evil in this world and the only bad guy to ever live?

5 Comments
2024/04/03
22:10 UTC

7

How come Mussolini became ruler of Italy, when Spaghetti was clearly better suited for the job?

3 Comments
2024/04/03
02:24 UTC

24

How come Israel hasn't defeated Palpatine yet?

2 Comments
2024/04/02
00:12 UTC

23

Was Carthage actually founded by a Dildo, or is this just a legend?

2 Comments
2024/03/28
21:26 UTC

2

Great Man theory of History GPT so you can "talk to the dead"

So far, it's been doing well at finding quotes, stories, and showing what it would be like to talk to "great" figures Napoleon, Washington etc...

Could you tell me what to fix?
link: https://chat.openai.com/g/g-BUy3dgVYM-great-man
^^GPT-4 users can use that link^^

3 Comments
2024/03/27
14:38 UTC

19

If Saddam was killed for his wickedness after the US invaded Iraq, what happened to Gomorrah?

5 Comments
2024/03/19
23:04 UTC

3

Why did the nazis wanted to ally with mexico when they're not white?

2 Comments
2024/03/19
14:46 UTC

7

Was the Florida Sunshine press law passed for the sole purpose of helping the government track down Florida Man’s every move?

1 Comment
2024/03/18
16:11 UTC

6

Why did earlier men fight wars and stuff?

I mean what's the motivation? Why not just stay inside your houses?

9 Comments
2024/03/16
14:10 UTC

12

If Sega does what Nintendon’t, then how come they haven’t made a new console since 1999?

5 Comments
2024/03/10
13:43 UTC

66

Why did the Berlin Wall fall? Was it poorly constructed or damaged?

12 Comments
2024/03/08
23:40 UTC

9

If we could have gotten a Pretender on the throne of a major European power in the 18th Century, would rock n roll music have caught on earlier?

0 Comments
2024/03/04
15:17 UTC

15

Is Hannah Montana a spin off of Scarface? There was also a Montana in that movie

1 Comment
2024/03/03
03:48 UTC

10

Louis XIV said "Apres moi, le Deluge." but the Deluge already happened before him. Is he stupid?

1 Comment
2024/03/01
12:17 UTC

10

When was oldmonia last diagnosed before the doctor kings started calling it pneumonia?

1 Comment
2024/03/01
06:52 UTC

64

Why did Americans name their states after Battleships?

13 Comments
2024/02/28
07:23 UTC

29

How do you feel about the people who only voted for George Washington because they wanted to make history by voting for the first white president?

6 Comments
2024/02/26
05:05 UTC

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