This and other amazingly common misconceptions are analyzed by the always-wonderful CGP Grey: 5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown!

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Dean Esmay, Guest Voice Columnist
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  1. zephyr April 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Cool stuff! (although I prefer the Lady Godiva tale in it’s popular culture form)

  2. dduck April 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks, Dean, cool.

  3. IndyGuy April 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Well that’s just great! What am I supposed to do with my perfectly good Vomitorium I had built in my palatial estate?!

  4. StockBoyLA April 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks! That’s fun.