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 Uhh Sir?

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#4 It Do Be Like That

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#5 I Think We Can All Agree On This One

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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 Sad But True

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#8 200 Iq

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

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

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#11 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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#12 Any Great Historical Figure Would Be Honoured To Be Played By Cillian Murphy, I’m Sure

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#13 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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#14 Thank You Very Much

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#15 It Was Those Damn Sea Peoples, Wasn’t It? Answer Me!

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#16 Mad Respec

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#17 Money Money Money Moneyyy

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

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#19 If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

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#20 That’s Rude

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#21 Feels Bad Man

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#22 Does Mythology Count?

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#23 ‘diego, I Feel So Energised Now! I Feel Like I Can Topple A Mesoamerican Empire Or Two’

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

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#25 ‘no Napoleon, I Am Not Roleplaying As The Tsar’

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#26 Dirty Dog

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#27 Gotta Do Whatcha Gotta Do

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#28 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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#29 It’s All Watergate Under The Bridge

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

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#31 More Info In The Comments About Arondeus

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#32 Must’ve Been Sloppy

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#33 Damn Son

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

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

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#36 You Heard The Man

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#37 History Ain’t Pretty

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#38 Big Brain

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#39 The More Ya Know

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#40 Sacrifice Sacrifice

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#41 How Wholesome The Turntables

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

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#43 India’s Chad Air Force

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#44 Wall’s Was Founded In 1922 And Now Is Present Pretty Much Everywhere

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#45 Bowling Was Huge In Narmoutheos 5000 Years Ago

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#46 Hah Get It

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#47 It Really Do Be Like That

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#48 Too Easy

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#49 Rude

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#50 Knock Knock It’s The Mongols

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#51 Don’t Give Into Peer Pressure

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#52 I Diagnose You With Housewife

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

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#54 Gotta Feel Bad For Beethoven There

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

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

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#57 Ahh Sh*t Here We Go Again

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#58 Kinda Sus

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#59 Instant Hands

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#60 Us Citizen

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#61 Savage Mode

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#62 Pain

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#63 This Hurts

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#64 Modern Day Dogecoin Holders

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#65 Eww Yuck Spit That Out

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#66 Can’t Trick Me

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#67 The Spice Must Flow

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#68 ‘a Body Of Water?! Those Crafty British Bastards…’

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

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

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#71 You Wasn’t There You Know Nothing

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#72 World? No Thanks, “Known World” Will Do Just Fine…

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

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#74 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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#75 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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#76 That Backfired On The Rnc

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

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

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

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

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

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#82 Money Makes Countries Do Crazy Things

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#83 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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#84 The Korean War Was The First And The Last Time The UN Had Any Balls

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#85 “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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#86 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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#87 ‘hey There, Jojo. Tell Me, Have You Ever Driven A Panzer Before?’

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#88 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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#89 You Can Hardly Find A Neutral Country

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#90 Alright, Who Put Turkey’s Seat Next To Greece’s?

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

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

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

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#94 It’s Complicated

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#95 Like A Boss

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#96 Free Real Estate

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#97 So Strong And Independent

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#98 This Hit Different

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#99 1914 Was A Wild Year

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#100 This Hurts My Stomach

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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 History

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#111 Yoink

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#112 Sick Balcony Bro

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

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#114 Highway To The…..oops, Wrong Branch

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#115 Smh My Head

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#116 Love To See It

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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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