You're [History], Like A Beat Up Car
This is a thread for posting cool things from history.
Such as the story of a French ship wrecked during the Napoleonic wars off the coast of Hartlepool with all hands lost. A monkey survived, apparently dressed in a French uniform, and was put on trial by the local townsfolk, either as sport or because they believed the monkey (never having seen one before) to be a Frenchman. The monkey was duly hanged and the tale passed into local legend, both as a source of amusement for people outside Hartlepool, who derisively called its inhabitants "monkey hangers", and for Hartlepool itself, which took the monkey on as a mascot for many local sports teams.
Anyone posting things that turn out not to be true will be given detention. When we reach page 100 there will be a test.