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NateE October 16th, 2013 10:26pm

You have just been abducted by aliens and they want you to tell them the history of mankind and all the wars and everything you can name. Could you give them an answer that gave them a pretty accurate description of us and what we have done?

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pietsch Another Adoring Fan
10/17/13 6:49 am

No. But I could tell them all about Jesus Christ!

Mike50
10/16/13 11:08 pm

I cant even remember what i ate last night let alone what i learned in history class

GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 9:53 pm

Yes I'm a history nut. But for modern history I can only describe what America is involved in or things that affect us.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
10/16/13 8:22 pm

I love history, but that's an awful lot.

brookster Indiana
10/16/13 5:35 pm

I could tell them everything about American history, but I don't know much about world history.

omagabi Surf City
10/16/13 5:34 pm

I would make it up telling tall tales that can not be verified.

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/16/13 5:19 pm

The world happened, then humankind came along and messed it up... and still somehow we manage to be happy. Mostly. That's the best I can come up with.

Emma15 high school insomniac
10/16/13 5:08 pm

"We didn't start the fire... It was always burning, since the world's been turning."

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MrMilkdud
10/16/13 5:02 pm

Yeah. "So, people figured out about fire...yadda yadda yadda...and here we are!"

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/16/13 4:39 pm

Afraid i would have to lie and tell them we had 10,000 years of peace until a recent financial disaster caused us to fight. Then I would beg them not to eat us.

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JudyMill Living free
10/16/13 3:51 pm

Ha! they'd be very confused :)

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Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
10/16/13 3:50 pm

It'd be like Drunk History.

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AngryAngel Oswego, IL
10/16/13 3:48 pm

We were born, and we've tried to kill eachother over religion, land, spices, and power ever since.

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rlands
10/16/13 3:38 pm

History and I kind of hate each other, so...

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Mattwall1
10/16/13 3:38 pm

I'm a history buff. Absolutely yes

Mattwall1
10/16/13 3:38 pm

Btw great question

Happy Hong Kong
10/16/13 3:36 pm

I'm pretty weak on the military history of Asia and the African continent. Those areas contain half of the human race, so I said no.

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curly
10/16/13 4:06 pm

An honest, humble answer. I like it. Changed my vote :)

Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 3:33 pm

My favorite book series when growing up was "History".

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/16/13 3:31 pm

Yea I'm old so I lived most of it.. LMAO..

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/16/13 3:30 pm

I'm laughing hysterically thinking about all the almost-right history I could arm them with...

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NateE Moderate Republican
10/16/13 3:33 pm

I would convince them that Obama is our god and that they don't want to mess with him. They would then go on to spy on him and see how much protection and attention he has and believe it. Or know I'm lying and kill me. One or the other

jvberg Winter has Come
10/16/13 3:29 pm

we are bent, if you've ever read "out of the silent planet" by C.S Lewis you'd understand what I meant

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jvberg Winter has Come
10/16/13 3:46 pm

we actually read it for one of my classes and it's definitely one of my favorite books I've read

beanD California
10/16/13 3:29 pm

Well of course not everything, and certainly not ancient history, but I'd say about the 1700s ish (maybe a big before) on, I could give a decent, broad summary. It would take a while though...