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History Myths Buzzkilled

St. Francis of Assisi

Three types of myths about St. Francis St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most popular saints in the Christian religion. He’s known as a lover of animals, the first eco-warrior, and a [...]

The Political Ideas of George Washington

Dissecting George Washington George Washington, the general who won the American War of Independence and became the first President of the United States, is probably the most revered politician in American history. People generally [...]

Cocaine & Coca-Cola

Was Coca-Cola's magic ingredient cocaine? Don’t you just love the jolt you get from Coca-Cola, Buzzkillers? It lifts you up when you’re down. And it gives you energy to get you through the draggy hours [...]

Professor Buzzkill History Myths Busted

Mini Myths

The Spanish Flu Pandemic

The flu didn't start in Spain, so why have they been blamed? The great [...]

Ty Cobb Myths

Does Ty Cobb live up to his reputation? He is often referred to as one [...]

The Hindenburg Disaster

How a technical error affected our interpretation of history We often talk about the [...]

Bra Burning Myth

Feminists burned their bras in the 60s? Think again. Cast your minds back to [...]

The Rise of Cowboy Hats

"I never trust a man who doesn't wear a cowboy hat." -Professor Buzzkill Everyone [...]

Dr. Samuel Mudd & John Wilkes Booth

Don't get mudd on your hands The Civil War era has given rise to [...]

The “Twinkie Defense”

Were Twinkies used to defend an assassin? We’re going to take you all the [...]

Grigori Rasputin: The Mad Monk

The myth of the mad monk I love the Russian Revolutionary period in the [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Myths

Is St. Patrick's Day more of an American tradition? What can possibly be wrong [...]

The Pre-Dawn Raid: Buzzkiller News

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis Myth

The Cuban Missile Crisis Myth

Kennedy Conceded Missiles, Too The full thawing of official US-Cuba relations this week [...]

  • What Waterloo Was Not

What Waterloo Was Not

British Soldiers Played Lesser Role Than Most Think This is a week of [...]

Quote or No Quote?

Winston Churchill and the Cross of Lorraine

Quote?: "The hardest cross I have to bear is the [...]

Winston Churchill and the Never-Surrender Chicken

Quote?: When I warned [the French] that Britain would fight [...]

Winston Churchill on his Choice of Sin

Quote?: At a reception in Canada when Churchill was sitting [...]

Winston Churchill was Sober in the Morning

Bessie Braddock (a plump Labour Member of Parliament and Tory-hater): [...]

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American History, British History, and World History Myths Busted by Professor Buzzkill

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