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POLL: Strangest Common Misconceptions (Final Round)


505 votes were cast by total voters.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Americans beat the British because they hid behind trees and rocks with their rifles
69
14%
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An entire generation of generals were universally incompetent from 1914 and 1918
41
8%
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bows can be drawn and held indefinitely
30
6%
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British lost AWI because they marched in lines in the open wearing red coats and carrying muskets
32
6%
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cavalry could gallop a km before making contact with the enemy
31
6%
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hand grenades explode in a huge, greasy ball of flame
45
9%
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In a fight between a knight in full plate and an unarmoured man with a sword, the unarmed man has a massive advantage in speed/dexterity and mobility
36
7%
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Japanese samurai were far superior to Western Knights, because the latter had never had to face samurai in battle.
24
5%
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Japanese swords were made from a magical metal combination that made them much lighter/faster/indestructible than European swords and were so sharp they could cut next Thursday in half.
32
6%
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Militia rather than the Continentals won the American Revolution
17
3%
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Napoleonic cannon balls explode on impact
41
8%
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People in the past were vastly more stupid and ignorant than people today
55
11%
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Plate armor being so heavy you can't move unless you're on a horse
40
8%
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none of these/no opinion
4
1%
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this is ridiculous
8
2%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Of military history.

So I'm hanging around the steam forum and there is some strange ideas about medieval warfare on there.

One is a strange take on oldy we've all heard that medieval weapons weren't very sharp. (Hence the title of the poll question.) But this particular version was strange to quote: "Medieval weapons were very dull because they didn't have the technology to sharpen them and they were afraid to make them unbalanced."

And so reading that "not even wrong" statement made me think of other similar common misconceptions…

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this previous poll.