- Associated Space has the following exchange in the spirit of Animal House:Fatebane: Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man. Admiral Patton punched right through the Western Wall and sank the Japanese fleet. And that was in the days of triremes: oar-powered ships that couldn't fire back as well as coastal fortresses.
Nazar: And how many ships did he lose in that battle?
Fatebane: It's the principle that matters! If she could do it, so can we!
- This article on a Tarot poker game in a fantasy novel claims that the Tarot deck is the ancestor of the modern playing card deck. Modern European playing cards only appeared sometime around 1370, and the earliest Tarot decks appeared circa 1440.
- In 2009, the dressup game site Poupeegirl held a Time Travel event, with avatar items representing "Western" and "Middle Ages" themes. Which was all well and good, except the Middle Ages themed items were all Rococo-era styles.
- During The Nostalgia Critic's review of Pearl Harbor, he gives an extremely long rant about the indiscipline and unpreparedness of the American Military during the attack. What he fails to realize? It was a surprise attack, many of the people on the ships weren't in their compliment, but workers from all over the base so it makes sense that a few can't swim. And he claims that the Doolittle Raid killed many civilians... when in reality only a few died (although the targets were factories which are military targets). Note: he could have gotten this all right if he just took the time to review The Other Wiki's page on both subjects, or asked his navy father.
- Francis E. Dec's worldview is just choke full of this. Among others:
- He claimed that the Roman Empire never existed, that there was once a world-wide Slovene Empire and that Computer God interbred Slovene and black people to create "Jew-mulattos".
- His version of World War II is even crazier. According to him, the Nazis were actually Jews exterminating Poles; the ghettos were posh and luxurious Jewish districts; there were only six million Poles and all of them were killed and made into human meat; somehow some of them survived to be later sacrificed for the USA and Great Britain; the 1943 ghetto uprising is a fabrication by Gangster Computer God; and Pope Pius apparently ate Polish human meat. What?
- Parodied in Jon Lajoie's "WTF Collective 2" song with MC Historical Inaccuracy:I drop lyrical bombs like Hiroshima in '73
I write rhymes like Shakespeare when he wrote Anne Frank's Diary
hich is about the civil war of 1812 in Germany
I'm like the Spanish Inquisition when they killed Jesus
And Abe Lincoln's suicide was the theme for my thesis
Like Moses when I focus I can split the red sea
Like he did in 1950 with the Chinese army
- This◊ Demotivational Poster.
- It plays Medieval Morons and The Dung Ages perfectly straight and exaggerates them Up to Eleven. No, Ancient Greece and Rome did not have science as we know it (though they did come up with some of the important precursors). In any case, they were definitely not as advanced as the eighteenth century. No, The Middle Ages were not completely stagnant. And no, the rise of Christianity most definitely did not set back all of civilization — even the ones which had never heard of Christianity or the West at that point in time — back to conditions of 1000 BCE.
- More precisely, it was the Germanic tribes, not the Christians, that brought an end to the ancient Western Roman civilization. It was the Church that helped to preserve and introduce ancient science to the mostly illiterate Germanic tribespeople. In the Eastern Roman Empire (which was Christian since the 4th century) the situation was completely different, with a steady improvement in science and technology.
- It also ignores certain societal factors present in the ancient world that would have inhibited technological progress — for instance, why waste money on "labor-saving" machinery when you have a nigh-limitless supply of unpaid, low-upkeep slaves? It's not like their lives would be really worth anything, as opposed to the honest, upright citizens their works would ultimately benefit.
- Played for laughs in the Atop the Fourth Wall review of the Doom comic. 90s Kid actually believes the soldiers in WWII had to fight space aliens.
- Some of the editors of the article on the history of the Icelandic Commonwealth on That Other Wiki seem to be (very unsubtly) shilling in their ideas about it as "a model anarchist commune". It was more an early example of The Federation.
- This is the basic premise of Drunk History.
- A very minor one in Stuart Ashen's Hitler Cartoon: Hitler's "rainbow" is of the modern day/Weimar Germany flag, although Hitler changed the flag immediately after getting into power.
- Shrek saves children from Aushwitz. All of it, just all of it.
- Lindybeige: He takes apart the inaccuracies of movies such as Braveheart and Black Death, which make huge errors in their depiction of events, geography, chronology, religion, clothing, language, and customs.
- A claim made by those who try to argue that mysticism makes claims about the world just as valid as scientific ones is that when Westerners first met the Inuit, they tried to convince the natives of the superiority of Western learningthat is, sciencenote by telling them about the Moon landings. The elders are not impressed, and say that their shamans have been doing that already from time immemorial. In reality, this conversation never happened, since the Inuit were in contact with the outside world for many decades by 1969, and saw the Moon landing on TV like any other Canadians. Also, this is an inaccurate portrayal of their religion, but thats a discussion for another article.
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