May 23, 1618

On This Date in! in 1618, The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window from the upper floors of the Hradcany Castle in Prague by a mob of Protestants. They fell 70 feet to the ground and surprisingly survived. This was known as the Second Defenestration of Prague. It appears from the historical record, that Hungarians enjoy a lively game of “Toss My Political Adversary From A Window That Is A Goodly Distance From The Ground”. It is also now documented that Catholics are part cat and will land on their feet when tossed from a window.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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