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sex up history

embellish history and teach people with it
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Have you heard of King George's drug habit and the redemption he found with his cousin? Did you know Emperor Zhuanxuhad a habit of sneaking out at night to fight crime? The love triangle between Truman, his wife, and his secret male lover? If you haven't it's probably because these things never happened. But if they did a good deal of story telling could be done around their lives.

People like light, fluffy, entertaining, and dramatic stories. Historians want people to learn history, but they only tell dry, factual accounts. Even the many very real and highly entertaining facts about historical places and happenstances get buried in un-fun trivia.

I propose a version of history watered down and sexed up until 14 year old boys are sneaking copies of "The Spanish Empire" into the bathroom. Learn they shall, and who cares about whether they learn all the trivia just right if they end up acing history classes and learning useful things?

Voice, Feb 15 2015

Like this idea but it's history and he thought of it first Intelligent_20Pornography
Nevertheless I like the idea so much I'm going to leave it up [Voice, Feb 15 2015]

Voat subverse for this sort of thing, except nonfictional https://voat.co/v/HistoryAnecdotes
Fascinating bits of history [Voice, May 15 2016]


       Plenty of sex in history already...just ask Ben Franklin or Ghengis Khan.
Spacecoyote, Feb 15 2015

       / Historians want people to learn history, but they only tell dry, factual accounts. /   

       Perhaps you should try reading something other than School Board Approved texts. Diaries, Journals, Arrest records, Love letters of the place and time you happen to be interested in might be better for you.   

       Generally avoid Reader's Digest Condensed books and abridged works, the juice gets squeezed out of those.
popbottle, Feb 16 2015


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