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47 Dank History Memes That'll Make You Feel Like A Scholar

If you didn't pay much attention during history or hate reading dumb books, these memes might help you seem smarter. They won't help you write an award-winning essay, but they might help you in random conversation or when you're trying to impress someone who is only moderately intelligent. So who said memes have no educational value?

Funny dank history memes.
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Nervy French rail passengers asked for their last wishes
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Artist Candy Change created 1,000 of "Before I die" boards in 70 countries around the world.

Her latest one, in the Parisian train station Gare du Nord, was not appreciated by travellers. Understandably, the country has been suffering from terror attacks for the last 18 months that have claimed the lives of 235 victims.

The powers behind it denied there was any bad taste behind it. Yeah, right...

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The BrandalismProject, is a self-declared anti-advertisement art movement and has claimed responsibility for over 600 fake advertisements recently installed throughout Paris. The driving force behind the group's effort is the beginning of the UN Climate Change Conference.



"Amidst the French state of emergency banning all public gatherings following the terrorist attacks on 13 November in Paris, the 'Brandalism' project has worked with Parisians to insert unauthorized artworks across the city that aim to highlight the links between advertising, consumerism, fossil fuel dependency and climate change," BrandalismProject said in a statement.

The project is a collaboration between 80 artists from 19 different countries and the targets include AirFrance, Dow Chemicals, and Volkswagen, which is getting a lot of attention for perpetrating an environmental fraud.



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Photoshop Battle of The Day: A French Guy in His Underwear Attacked Journalists With a Shovel
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Don't mess with the shovel man.

When protestors and journalists rallied on a farm in Audon, a township in southwest France, to stop alleged poaching of protected finches...things got crazy.

As protestors began to destroy bird traps, one angry resident attacked them with a shovel while wearing some pretty snazzy underwear.

And then he became a meme.

Photographer Gaizka Iroz captured the original image, and is a hero to us all.

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There were 3.7 million people at this weekend's anti-terrorism rally in Paris – the largest in French history.

One of those people was Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who wore this simple, yet powerful symbol of solidarity in his jacket pocket.

Rama used to teach at the Academy of Arts of Albania and was an artist himself for years. As mayor of Tirana, he organized a mural project to transform Soviet-era ruins into colorful works of art.

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Arbre Blanc (White Tree) is a planned mixed-use tower that sprouts balconies around its periphery, creating a silhouette reminiscent of a tree. The 17-story tower, which will be located in the center of Montepellier, France, will include housing, offices, a bar, and restaurant.

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With an assist from Jay-Z and Kanye, François Hollande defeated incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday to become France's first Socialist president since François Mitterand in 1995. "Austerity can no longer be something that is inevitable," Hollande said following his win.

In related news, "austerity" is currently ranked No. 7 on Google Hot Trends, the real-time ranking of international search keywords.

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While conservative Americans keep misinterpreting President Obama as a socialist, France went out of their way to elect a legitimate socialist candidate, Francois Hollande, who won the first round of elections, trouncing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. Hollande's hypothetical victory could also mean socialism is redefined for some Americans, having only heard of it through criticisms of President Obama and marathon viewings of Red Dawn.

[theguardian]

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