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9th Apr '18 8:13:09 AM CaliburnAbsoluteEX
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* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'' is based almost entirely on this, with KingArthur as the OnlySaneMan due to his Roman upbringing. His knights are forever bickering about finding the Grail instead of looking for it, his father-in-law builds a catapult in the main courtyard and wants to knock down the gate so it can be taken outside, and then you have Guethenoc and Roparzh, two peasants with a mutual case of SitcomArchNemesis who don't mind setting fire to half the land or poisoning most of the livestock to get back at each other despite it meaning starvation for them and the rest of the country. Lancelot's betrayal isn't even due to kidnapping the queen [[spoiler:she leaves of her own accord, to Arthur's delight]], it's because the knights are as bad as the peasants so he sets up his own army. The fact that his soldiers are just as inept as Kaamelott's never seems to occur to him.

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* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'' is based almost entirely on this, with KingArthur as the OnlySaneMan due to his Roman upbringing. His knights are forever bickering about finding the Grail instead of actually looking for it, his father-in-law builds a catapult in the main courtyard and wants to knock down the gate so it can be taken outside, and then you have Guethenoc and Roparzh, two peasants with a mutual case of SitcomArchNemesis who don't mind setting fire to half the land or poisoning most of the livestock to get back at each other despite it meaning starvation for them and the rest of the country. Lancelot's betrayal isn't even due to kidnapping the queen [[spoiler:she leaves of her own accord, to Arthur's delight]], it's because the knights are as bad as the peasants so he sets up his own army. The fact that his soldiers are just as inept as Kaamelott's never seems to occur to him.



* Read a old [[http://bestiary.ca/ Bestiary]] and you'll quickly see that they knew absolutely nothing about animals. Mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns are listed, and real animals have a colorful list of fanciful facts that were fabricated and taken at face value by everyone else. Examples of things claimed by Bestiaries: [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm lion]] cubs are born dead and stay this way for three days, until a lion breathes on them and they come to life. If a [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast180.htm wolf]] sees you first you lose your voice. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast77.htm Female elephants]] must give birth in water or a dragon will come and eat her baby. Hyenas can mate with lionesses to produce [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm leucrotas]], which among other weird attributes have horse heads and deer hind quarters. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast257.htm Peacocks]] never fly because they are ashamed of their ugly feet. It goes on and on.

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* Read a an old [[http://bestiary.ca/ Bestiary]] and you'll quickly see that they knew absolutely nothing about animals. Mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns are listed, and real animals have a colorful list of fanciful facts that were fabricated and taken at face value by everyone else. Examples of things claimed by Bestiaries: [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm lion]] cubs are born dead and stay this way for three days, until a lion breathes on them and they come to life. If a [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast180.htm wolf]] sees you first you lose your voice. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast77.htm Female elephants]] must give birth in water or a dragon will come and eat her baby. Hyenas can mate with lionesses to produce [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm leucrotas]], which among other weird attributes have horse heads and deer hind quarters. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast257.htm Peacocks]] never fly because they are ashamed of their ugly feet. It goes on and on.
22nd Mar '18 2:00:59 AM TheWildWestPyro
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-->-- '''Top Ten Horror Stories''' by Michael Cox, explaining how easy it is to convince peasants of werewolves and vampires prowling about

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-->-- '''Top Ten Horror Stories''' by Michael Cox, explaining Cox [[note]] Explaining how easy it is was to convince medieval peasants of werewolves and vampires prowling about
about. [[/note]]
22nd Mar '18 2:00:38 AM TheWildWestPyro
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-->-- '''Top Ten Horror Stories''', explaining how easy it is to convince peasants of werewolves and vampires prowling about

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-->-- '''Top Ten Horror Stories''', Stories''' by Michael Cox, explaining how easy it is to convince peasants of werewolves and vampires prowling about
22nd Mar '18 1:58:39 AM TheWildWestPyro
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-->-- '''Top Ten Horror Stories'''

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-->-- '''Top Ten Horror Stories'''
Stories''', explaining how easy it is to convince peasants of werewolves and vampires prowling about
1st Jan '18 12:49:44 PM Everdream
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* Read a old [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm Bestiary]] and you'll quickly see that they knew absolutely nothing about animals. Mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns are listed, and real animals have a colorful list of fanciful facts that were fabricated and taken at face value by everyone else. Examples of things claimed by Bestiaries: [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm lion]] cubs are born dead and stay this way for three days, until a lion breathes on them and they come to life. If a [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast180.htm wolf]] sees you first you lose your voice. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast77.htm Female elephants]] must give birth in water or a dragon will come and eat her baby. Hyenas can mate with lionesses to produce [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm leucrotas]], which among other weird attributes have horse heads and deer hind quarters. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast257.htm Peacocks]] never fly because they are ashamed of their ugly feet. It goes on and on.

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* Read a old [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm ca/ Bestiary]] and you'll quickly see that they knew absolutely nothing about animals. Mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns are listed, and real animals have a colorful list of fanciful facts that were fabricated and taken at face value by everyone else. Examples of things claimed by Bestiaries: [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm lion]] cubs are born dead and stay this way for three days, until a lion breathes on them and they come to life. If a [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast180.htm wolf]] sees you first you lose your voice. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast77.htm Female elephants]] must give birth in water or a dragon will come and eat her baby. Hyenas can mate with lionesses to produce [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm leucrotas]], which among other weird attributes have horse heads and deer hind quarters. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast257.htm Peacocks]] never fly because they are ashamed of their ugly feet. It goes on and on.
1st Jan '18 12:45:07 PM Everdream
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* Read a old [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm Bestiary]] and you'll quickly see that they knew absolutely nothing about animals. For starters, they list mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns. Real animals have a colorful list of fanciful facts that were fabricated and taken at face value by everyone else. Examples of things claimed by Bestiaries: [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm lion]] cubs are born dead and stay this way for three days, until a lion breathes on them and they come to life. If a [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast180.htm Wolf]] see you first you loose your voice. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast77.htm Male Elephants]] don't like to mate, so the female gives him Mandrake (a plant.) She must give birth in water, or a dragon will come and eat her baby. Hyenas can mate with lionesses to produce [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm leucrotas]], which among other weird attributes have horse heads and deer hind quarters. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast257.htm Peacocks]] never fly because they are ashamed of their ugly legs. It goes on and on.

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* Read a old [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm Bestiary]] and you'll quickly see that they knew absolutely nothing about animals. For starters, they list mythical Mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns. Real unicorns are listed, and real animals have a colorful list of fanciful facts that were fabricated and taken at face value by everyone else. Examples of things claimed by Bestiaries: [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm lion]] cubs are born dead and stay this way for three days, until a lion breathes on them and they come to life. If a [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast180.htm Wolf]] see wolf]] sees you first you loose lose your voice. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast77.htm Male Elephants]] don't like to mate, so the female gives him Mandrake (a plant.) She Female elephants]] must give birth in water, water or a dragon will come and eat her baby. Hyenas can mate with lionesses to produce [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm leucrotas]], which among other weird attributes have horse heads and deer hind quarters. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast257.htm Peacocks]] never fly because they are ashamed of their ugly legs.feet. It goes on and on.
31st Dec '17 9:57:02 AM Everdream
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* Read a old [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm Bestiary]] and you'll quickly see that they knew absolutely nothing about animals. For starters, they list mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns. Real animals have a colorful list of fanciful facts that were fabricated and taken at face value by everyone else. Examples of things claimed by Bestiaries: [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm lion]] cubs are born dead and stay this way for three days, until a lion breathes on them and they come to life. Leopards are the offspring of lions and a pard (mythical big cat). If a [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast180.htm Wolf]] see you first you loose your voice. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast77.htm Male Elephants]] don't like to mate, so the female gives him Mandrake (a plant.) She must give birth in water, or a dragon will come and eat her baby. Cicada's come from cuckoo saliva. Hyenas can mate with lionesses to produce [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm leucrotas]], which among other weird attributes have horse heads and deer hind quarters. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast257.htm Peacocks]] never fly because they are ashamed of their ugly legs. It goes on and on.

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* Read a old [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm Bestiary]] and you'll quickly see that they knew absolutely nothing about animals. For starters, they list mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns. Real animals have a colorful list of fanciful facts that were fabricated and taken at face value by everyone else. Examples of things claimed by Bestiaries: [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm lion]] cubs are born dead and stay this way for three days, until a lion breathes on them and they come to life. Leopards are the offspring of lions and a pard (mythical big cat). If a [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast180.htm Wolf]] see you first you loose your voice. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast77.htm Male Elephants]] don't like to mate, so the female gives him Mandrake (a plant.) She must give birth in water, or a dragon will come and eat her baby. Cicada's come from cuckoo saliva. Hyenas can mate with lionesses to produce [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm leucrotas]], which among other weird attributes have horse heads and deer hind quarters. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast257.htm Peacocks]] never fly because they are ashamed of their ugly legs. It goes on and on.
31st Dec '17 9:55:52 AM Everdream
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* Read a old [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm Bestiary]] and you'll quickly see that they knew absolutely nothing about animals. For starters, they list mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns. Real animals have a colorful list of fanciful facts that were fabricated and taken at face value by everyone else. Examples of things claimed by Bestiaries: [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast78.htm lion]] cubs are born dead and stay this way for three days, until a lion breathes on them and they come to life. Leopards are the offspring of lions and a pard (mythical big cat). If a [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast180.htm Wolf]] see you first you loose your voice. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast77.htm Male Elephants]] don't like to mate, so the female gives him Mandrake (a plant.) She must give birth in water, or a dragon will come and eat her baby. Cicada's come from cuckoo saliva. Hyenas can mate with lionesses to produce [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm leucrotas]], which among other weird attributes have horse heads and deer hind quarters. [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast257.htm Peacocks]] never fly because they are ashamed of their ugly legs. It goes on and on.
29th Dec '17 3:47:42 PM Fireblood
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** The Pythons were aware this wasn't really the case-Terry Jones is a medieval historian in fact, and [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELGXxQQqRaQHA hosted a series]] later about it, which specifically pointed out that it's a more sophisticated, complex period than is thought by many.

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** The Pythons were aware this wasn't really the case-Terry Jones is a medieval historian in fact, and [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELGXxQQqRaQHA [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Jones%27_Medieval_Lives hosted a series]] later about it, which specifically pointed out that it's a more sophisticated, complex period than is thought by many.
25th Nov '17 7:42:04 AM Gowan
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* Leadership and occupation in medieval societies were much more dependent on random factors, like what family they were born into. In today's industrialized countries, people are generally are able to seek qualifications and apply for jobs they are talented in and that follow their interests. Therefore, in the everyday working world, the people you run into with skilled positions are more likely to be competent and skilled. Although in some areas, as academic requirements in certain fields become more and more expensive to achieve, the ones able to attain said qualifications are likely to already belong to the upper classes.

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* Leadership and occupation in medieval societies were much more dependent on random factors, like what family they were born into. In today's industrialized countries, people are generally are able to seek qualifications and apply for jobs they are talented in and that follow their interests. Therefore, in the everyday working world, the people you run into with skilled positions are more likely to be competent and skilled. Although in some areas, as academic requirements in certain fields become more and more expensive to achieve, the ones able to attain said qualifications are likely to already belong to the upper classes. On the flip side of the coin, in a world where occupation is determined by parentage, many people were likely to be overqualified for their jobs. Peasants and nobles would have had about an equal share of stupid people and geniuses.
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