Human history is full of gruesome power struggles, cruel executions, sickening genocides, famine, disease, and sometimes seems unappealing and grim to say the least. Luckily, Twitter account @MemesOnHistory is shedding some light on our past by using the internet’s most beloved memes.

The best part, however, is that almost all of these history-themed memes are so accurate, publishers could even include them in their textbooks. And they should. Students would probably relate to historical events better and understand them better if, for example, SpongeBob SquarePants excerpts were used to illustrate the Second World War or US Middle East Policy. Scroll down to enjoy this list of some of the funniest history memes, compiled by Bored Panda, and while you’re at it, pay attention and learn a thing or two, why won’t you!

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