History is usually no laughing matter, but sometimes we can’t help but LOL at modern interpretations of the past. Here are over a dozen irreverent history jokes to share with your favorite history teacher or students.

Why were the early days of history called The Dark Ages?

Why were the early days of history called The Dark Ages?

Because there were so many knights.

What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?

What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?

Plymouth Rock!

How was the Roman Empire Cut in Half?

How was the Roman Empire Cut in Half?

With a pair of Caesars

How did the Vikings send secret messages?

How did the Vikings send secret messages?

By Norse code!

Why did George Washington have trouble sleeping?

Why did George Washington have trouble sleeping? -- history jokes

Because he couldn’t lie.

Who invented fractions?

Who invented fractions? -- history jokes

Henry the 1/4th!

What did Mason say to Dixon?

What did Mason say to Dixon? -- history jokes

We’ve got to draw the line here!

How did Louis XIV feel after completing the Palace of Versailles?

How did Louis XIV feel after completing the Palace of Versailles? -- history jokes

Baroque.

Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? -- history jokes

At the bottom!

Why did Columbus cross the ocean?

Why did Columbus cross the ocean?

To get to the other tide.

What do Alexander the Great and Kermit the Frog have in common?

What do Alexander the Great and Kermit the Frog have in common?

The same middle name!

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

But two Wrights did make an airplane!

What did King George think of the American colonies?

What did King George think of the American colonies?

He thought they were revolting.

Why is history like a fruit cake?

Why is history like a fruit cake?

It’s full of dates.

What is a snake’s favorite subject in school?

What is a snakes favorite subject in school?

Hissssstory

Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell?

Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell?

Yeah, it cracked me up too!

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