7 Historical Myths ‘Demythed’ [VIDEO]
It's always interesting to put history under a microscope and check out just what is true and what isn't. Now, as long as that's not taken to far, I don't have a problem with it. It's when people don't just question what we learned in school, but they start their own re-inventing history myths that it gets under my skin.
The History Channel has gotten really bad about re-inventing history and so many of the "facts" they present in their reinvention is based on speculation. I'm not particularly interested in what someone in 2015 has "guessed" might have happened in 1836.
Here are a few tidbits of, no so much re-inventing history, but fine tuning certain common beliefs. I'll give you an example:
Thomas Edison didn't so much invent the light bulb as he took the idea and made it much better and longer lasting than existing light bulbs. That's just one of seven stories on this video.