119 Of The Best History Memes For Anyone Wanting To Learn More About Our Past (New Pics)


American author and filmmaker Michael Crichton once said: "If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree." So let's take a look back at what events and people have 'planted' and 'grown' this tree we're all a part of called the present, shall we?


But since it's Friday, I think we can agree that something more refreshing than a textbook is needed. Luckily, we have just the thing. Two, actually.


Bored Panda decided to put together a follow-up collection to our earlier article and compile the best posts the subreddit r/HistoryMemes and Instagram account HistoryInMemes have recently released.


From making fun of the British Museum's never-ending thirst for artifacts to corrupt Presidents, continue scrolling, check them out, and upvote your favorites!


#1 Uhh Excuse Me


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#2 Elvis' Chance Of Getting Polio Has Left The Building; Thank You And Good Night!


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#3 Greek Fire Was An Incendiary Substance Developed By The Byzantine Empire Around 666 Ad. It Would Mainly Be Used In Naval Battles, And Would Be Sprayed From A Nozzle Onto Nearby Enemy Ships


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#4 Uhh Sir?


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#5 200 Iq


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#6 Abc News Called It "The Poster Child Of Excessive Lawsuits" But Most People Don't Believe That Anymore


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#7 So Long, Suckers! I Hope You Enjoy Figuring Out Where Tf I Went For The Next 50 Years!


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#8 I Think We Can All Agree On This One


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#9 It Do Be Like That


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#10 Thank You Very Much


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#11 Trying To Get Rid Of The Evidence? Not On Mr Eisenhower's Watch!


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#12 Any Great Historical Figure Would Be Honoured To Be Played By Cillian Murphy, I'm Sure


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#13 It Was Those Damn Sea Peoples, Wasn't It? Answer Me!


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#14 This Happened To My Grandfather When He Was Teaching Second Grade. The Kids Were So Traumatized By What They Saw A Lot Of Parents Had To Come Pick Them Up From School


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#15 Rasputin Would Also Impress The Court With His Infamous Trick Of Finding A Penny Behind Someone's Ear


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#16 'diego, I Feel So Energised Now! I Feel Like I Can Topple A Mesoamerican Empire Or Two'


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#17 Man, Greek Fire Sure Is Effective! Fingers Crossed That Someone Makes A Note Of How To Make It...


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#18 A Catholic Priest Heard The Survivors' Confessions And Had To Reassure Them That They Were Not Damned For Cannibalism


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#19 If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It


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#20 'no Napoleon, I Am Not Roleplaying As The Tsar'


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#21 Sad But True


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#22 Mad Respec


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#23 Feels Bad Man


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#24 It's All Watergate Under The Bridge


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#25 Money Money Money Moneyyy


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#26 That’s Rude


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#27 Dirty Dog


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#28 How Wholesome The Turntables


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#29 To Be Fair, Darwin Needed All Those Samples So He Could Have Something To Eat On The Way Home


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#30 Since The American Colonials Were Themselves British Subjects It’s More Likely Paul Reverse And The Other Riders Said “The Regulars/Redcoats Are Coming” Instead


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#31 India’s Chad Air Force


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#32 Does Mythology Count?


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#33 Dammit, Marilyn! Not In Front Of The Democratic Party!


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#34 Bowling Was Huge In Narmoutheos 5000 Years Ago


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#35 I'm Sure This Style Of Duelling Will Really Take Off


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#36 Hah Get It


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#37 Must’ve Been Sloppy


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#38 You Heard The Man


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#39 Too Easy


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#40 Damn Son


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#41 Rude


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#42 Knock Knock It’s The Mongols


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#43 Smh My Head


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#44 Big Brain


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#45 Modern Day Dogecoin Holders


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#46 Don’t Give Into Peer Pressure


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#47 Eww Yuck Spit That Out


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#48 The More Ya Know


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#49 Gotta Do Whatcha Gotta Do


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#50 Sacrifice Sacrifice


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#51 The Spice Must Flow


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#52 'a Body Of Water?! Those Crafty British Bastards...'


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#53 Liberty Ships Were Crap, But Were Very Useful Crap


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#54 It Would Make Living In Japanese Pow Camp Look Like A Vacation


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#55 Wall's Was Founded In 1922 And Now Is Present Pretty Much Everywhere


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#56 I Diagnose You With Housewife


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#57 You Wasn't There You Know Nothing


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#58 World? No Thanks, "Known World" Will Do Just Fine...


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#59 It's Just A Little Nudge Towards Open Trading. How Bad Can It Be?


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#60 The Pork Taboo Actually Predates The Old Testament And The Qur’an; Pig Livestock In The Middle East Sharply Declined Around 1000 Bc. Historians Are Still Debating The Reasons Behind The Taboo


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#61 Contrary To Popular Belief, The Conquest Of Africa Was A Difficult Affair And Tens Of Thousands Of European Soldiers Died. The African Nations Valorously Resisted Until The End


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#62 That Backfired On The Rnc


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#63 There Goes Buck Franklin, The Impeccably Well Dressed Lawyer Who Practices Law Out Of A Tent


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#64 United Fruit Company Bananas Are Packed Full Of Both Potassium And Freedom!


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#65 'man, I Love This Skirt! Also, You Heard Khomeini's Latest Speech? That Guy Sure Is Whacky, Huh?'


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#66 Either He’s Rotting In A Forest Or A Grave And If It’s The Second One, Good On Him


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#67 There Were Very Few Clear Cut “Good Guys” And “Bad Guys” In The First World War


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#68 Money Makes Countries Do Crazy Things


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#69 The Fact That They Threw Me Through A Window Rather Than Out Of One Makes Me Think The Kidnappers Weren't Really Listening


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#70 The Korean War Was The First And The Last Time The UN Had Any Balls


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#71 “Lets Build A City On Top Of This Lake That Will Be Home To 200,000 People, Snake Told Me To Do So”


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#72 You Can Always Rely On The Wise Words Of Captain Holt


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#73 The Battle Of Antietam Was A Slaughterhouse. 3,700 Soldiers From Both Sides Were Killed Making It The Bloodiest Day In American History


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#74 'hey There, Jojo. Tell Me, Have You Ever Driven A Panzer Before?'


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#75 The Dad Was A Culhua Magnate Named Achitometl. Imagine Going To Your Daughter's Wedding, Only To See Her Being Turned To Apparel. The Aztecs Were Dicks Of The Highest Order


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#76 You Can Hardly Find A Neutral Country


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#77 Gotta Feel Bad For Beethoven There


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#78 More Info In The Comments About Arondeus


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#79 Alright, Who Put Turkey's Seat Next To Greece's?


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#80 Alright, Which One Are You Again? Honestly, It's Hard To Keep Track


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#81 And Our Empire, Across The Sea, Armed And Guarded By The British Fleet Would Carry On The Struggle


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#82 Hey, What's Wrong With Having A Good Splurge If You've Got The Money?


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#83 "If There Was An Allied Hero Who Deserved To Be Remembered And Celebrated, This Was A Person With Few Peers"


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#84 You’re Missing Out If You’re Not Following


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#85 Ahh Sh*t Here We Go Again


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#86 Kinda Sus


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#87 It’s Complicated


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#88 Like A Boss


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#89 Instant Hands


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#90 Free Real Estate


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#91 So Strong And Independent


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#92 It Really Do Be Like That


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#93 Us Citizen


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#94 This Hit Different


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#95 Savage Mode


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#96 1914 Was A Wild Year


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#97 History Ain’t Pretty


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#98 This Hurts My Stomach


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#99 Pain


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#100 This Hurts


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#101 Take Notes Boys


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#102 I Am Confusion


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#103 Feels Bad Man


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#104 Only My Big Brain Followers Will Get This Meme


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#105 Couldn’t Pay Me Enough To Be A Drummer Boy


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#106 No Fair


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#107 Game Changer


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#108 Typical


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#109 Moscow, Idaho


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#110 Love To See It


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#111 History


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#112 Yoink


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#113 Sick Balcony Bro


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#114 Is The Best Account You’re Not Following!


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#115 Can’t Trick Me


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#116 Highway To The.....oops, Wrong Branch


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#117 Many Famous Italian Writers Used His Dialect Centuries After His Death Because It Was That Good


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#118 In 1835, Richard Lawrence Tried To Kill President Jackson At A Funeral. He Walked Up Behind Him And Fired Both Of His Pistols, But Neither Of Them Fired A Bullet Due To The Humid Weather And The Model’s Vulnerability To Moisture. He Was Attacked By Jackson, And Was Sent To An Asylum Afterwards


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#119 Sorry Jfk, But You Should Have Stuck To Journalism


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