History Schmistory, Olympics Edition: All Hail the Olympic…Gods?

The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus)!

 

Ryan Lochte…the Swimming God?
Some girls see it that way!

History Schmistory, Olympics Edition: Gold is old school!

The last Olympic gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912. Gold spray paint probably became popular soon after that…

 

No wonder this tasted like chocolate!

History Schmistory, Olympics Addition: Ring Em’ In!

The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world – Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania! The rings will always bring us together.

Recognize this hot spot?

History Schmistory, July 13: Cookin’ Up A Resolution.

1772 - Captain James Cook began his 2nd voyage, this time to the South Seas. He commanded a ship called the Resolution & although was able to retire after this voyage, couldn’t resolve his need for adventure.

This cook is not burnt out yet!

Countdown to Bastille Day!

You say you want a revolution?  OK–you got it.  2 days to Bastille Day!

History Schmistory, July 11: Pons Comet Pun.

1801 - French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovered his 1st comet. He then went on to discover 36 more. Jeez louise!

Hey guys, I think I might see one…!

History Schmistory, July 10: A New’d Way To Do Things.

1040 - Lady Godiva rode naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes. I am sure her husband wished they could have kept their disagreement covered up.

Some women really know how to prove a point!

 

History Schmistory, July 9: Hear Yee, Hear Yee! Yo, LISTEN UP!

1776 - Declaration of Independence was read to George Washington’s troops in New York. I am sure some must have wondered why they were still following the leader after they were told they were free.  After all, they now had the unalienable right to life which war could take away.

Peace out, America scouts!

History Schmistory, July 8: Bonjour, Paris!

951 - Paris was founded. At the time, it was occupied by the Germanic Franks. Thankfully they came up with an awesome name for the city — it could have been a bratwurst.

Paris sure used to occur a lot of Germs!

History Schmistory, July 7: J’aime le chocolat!

1550 - Chocolate was introduced. In my opinion, this should be an international holiday. Seriously though, who isn’t loco for some cocoa?

People just can't keep their hands off it!

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