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7 Real Facts That Prove How Your History Has Been Lying to You

By Andrew Alpin, 20 October 2017

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6 Van Gogh Cut off his ear and mailed it to his lover

That’s not true!! After a study of the letters it appeared that Van Gogh and his friend had a peg too much which made him cut of his ear. He then mailed it to a woman at a bar. Now that was funny.

Van Gogh Cut off his ear

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7 Napoleon shot off the Sphinx nose

There is a common tale that one of Napoleon’s soldiers fired off a cannonball that shot off the Sphinx’s nose. But the actual truth is that the nose had been destroyed centuries before Napoleon was even born.

It was the religious leader Muhammad AL Sa’im Ad Dahr who destroyed the nose because he was angry at seeing people worshipping the monument. In his religion, idol worship was prohibited.

So that’s it, now you know how the biggest historical lies have been deceiving us form kids all this time. There is no harm in wanting to believe that Paul Revere did shout his famous call, it makes a nice story for kids but as for the others, it’s all plain hogwash.

Napoleon shot off the Sphinx nose

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