24Entry by Andres Diplotti
23Entry by gicusudoru
Through Hollywood, jingoism, school, word of mouth, and bad use of Google, we like to think we have this whole history thing down pat. Of course, anyone who takes a second look at that list will realize that in fact, no, we don't know shit about history at all.
Lucky for you, debunking historical myths is a Cracked speciality.
It's kind of a pain, being kind of a big deal.