14 History Jokes Only History Buffs Will Understand
Test your history chops with these hilarious history jokes.
A Roman walks into a bar. He holds up two fingers and says, “Five beers, please!”
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An executive order
I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency—even if I’m in a Cabinet meeting. —Ronald Reagan
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Why were the early days of history called the Dark Ages?
Because there were so many knights.
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Marx’s drink of choice
Why did Karl Marx dislike Early Grey tea?
Because proper tea is theft.
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A Frenchman walks into a library and asks for a book on warfare. The librarian replies, “You’ll only lose it.”
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A royal response
What did Richard III say when a planning proposal was submitted for building parking lot?
“Over my dead body.”
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A presidential quip
In my many years, I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. —President John Adams
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Why did George Washington have trouble sleeping?
Because he couldn’t lie.
A General Lee good student
What yearbook superlative was Robert E. Lee given at graduation?
Most likely to secede.
Some things never change
My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for 40 years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions. —Elayne Boosler, comedian
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Student: ‘Course I can!
Who invented fractions?
Henry the 1/8th.
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