Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Look Into History: Baron Münchhausen

 Baron Münchhausen was a German nobleman who later joined the Russian military, and took up campaigns against Ottoman Turks. When he returned, he was known for telling far-fetched tales of his adventures. They were later published in a book called Baron Munchhausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia.
Among his stories he claims he's has done the following things; shot down 50 ducks with one shot, turns a wolf inside-out, gets sucked inside a whale, destroys thousands of bears, accidentally going to the moon, liberating the French royal family, and many other bizarre statements of insanity. This guy was a trip, and might of been legitimately crazy. He gets some points for creativity I have to admit.

8 comments:

  1. A lovely summary..
    I have just had a nice browse around your blog...

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  2. I already knew a bit about this guy.

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  3. "Accidentally going to the moon" WTF?

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  4. Yep, someone should have laid off the acid.

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  5. He also has a medical condition named after him -- he was quite the exaggerator. Great post -- thanks for the bit of history. :)

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  6. Great post. I loved the movie too. Thank you so very much for your visit and comment. Have a great start to your week.

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