Fibbing Friday – History Right or Wrong?
These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!
The instructions you can find at the link above.
- Why was Eric the Red called Eric the Red?
Eric the Red was called that because people called him ‘Erica’ as a joke. This made Eric blush red.
- Why did Christopher Columbus sail west?
Ol’ Chris was directionally challenged. He meant to sail to the Far East.
- Who were the Vikings?
The Vikings were spear throwers, which made their hands form into a strange position. Nowadays it’s called Dupuytren’s Contracture. (true)
- What is a scullery maid?
A scullery maid is a misspelling – it is really ‘skullery’ maid. She was hired to boil the meat off of skulls.
- What is a dumb waiter?
A dumb waiter is a derogatory term for a waiter that gets your order wrong.
- How did British sailors earn the moniker, Limeys?
They liked to have limes in their tea instead of lemons.
- How did U.S. troops earn the moniker, Yanks?
Back in the old days, when cannons were in use, the troops had to pull on a cord to get it to fire. They had to ‘yank’ on it pretty hard.
- What is borscht?
Borscht is a funny word.
- Who were the Bolsheviks?
The Bolsheviks were the cotton growers worse nightmare. They were female boll weevils, who produced many offspring to destroy the cotton crops.
- What was the original purpose of the Great Wall of China?
The Great Wall of China was originally meant to be a miles long stage for round robin types of outdoor theater plays.
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