Historical Humor

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Just for kicks and giggles … and groans:

King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the Euphrates, the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he went to Croesus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan. Croesus said, “I’ll give you 100,000 dinars for it.” “But I paid a million dinars for it,” the King protested. “Don’t you know I am the king ?!” Croesus replied, “When you wish to pawn a Star, makes no difference who you are.”

And another just for the pun of it:

A famous Viking explorer returned home from a voyage and found his name missing from the town register. His wife insisted on complaining to the local civic official, who apologized profusely saying, “I must have taken Leif off my census!”

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