Dan Snow wins comeback of the day
Over on Twitter historian Dan Snow’s been thinking about, well, history, and how events that might seem a long time ago are actually quite recent.
We mention this because a follower – well, we presume a follower – took exception to his comparison and Snow’s response wins comeback of the day.
‘These are not the socialist flag burning tweets that you are looking for,’ said Snow – @thehistoryguy – who shared the exchange on Twitter.
— Al Murray – DKMS.ORG.UK (@almurray) April 16, 2021
Reminds me of the similar fact that Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than the building of the pyramids.
By his logic does that imply Cleopatra is associated with smart phones? 🤷🏼♂️
— David Hobday (@LordHobbers) April 16, 2021
"I am a history graduate"!!!
— Jason O’Mahony🇮🇪🇪🇺🇺🇳🖖 (@jasonomahony) April 16, 2021
Just piling in with my favourite one. (Is there a name for these time difference related facts?🤔)
"A Tyrannosaurus Rex was closer in time to seeing a Justin Bieber concert than seeing a live Stegosaurus" !
From the rather wonderful page here:https://t.co/tOOacsVFjy
— Yungee (@yungee__) April 16, 2021
Anyone else who’d much rather see a live stegosaurus than Justin Bieber?
— Sophie 🏴 ♀️ (@SCross83) April 16, 2021
That last, though. 😂 Well played. pic.twitter.com/SS0zV5wW8N
— Vicki Wistow (@VickiWistow) April 16, 2021
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