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Posted: 6/22/2003 7:35:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 7:36:45 AM EDT by marvl]
[url]http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_109[/url]
The simple answer to your question is no, the rumor is not true. However, that won't stop us from repeating the rumor, to wit: that Catherine the Great, empress of Russia in the latter part of the 18th century, was crushed to death when attendants lost their grip on ropes supporting a horse that was being lowered on her for, ah, sexual purposes.
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Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:39:39 AM EDT
Bummer. I always teased my russian ex about it when we were still together.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:54:58 AM EDT
Of course that story is false!!! The TRUE story is that their were no attendants. She was harnessed to the underside of the horse and the horse lost its footing, slipped and crushed her as she breathlessly cried out the Russian equivalent of: "Yes! Yes! Give it to me Mr. Ed, you big stud you!"
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:58:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 7:59:09 AM EDT by Oslow]
Was she so ugly she couldn't get a guy? Or did she just really like horses?
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:10:33 AM EDT
So did the horse win, place, or show? Where there odds??? Sgtar15
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:18:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Oslow: Was she so ugly she couldn't get a guy?
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It's more likely Russian men have a similiar curse as Irish men! [:D] TT [wave]
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:22:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TitaniumT:
Originally Posted By Oslow: Was she so ugly she couldn't get a guy?
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It's more likely Russian men have a similiar curse as Irish men! [:D] TT [wave]
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Wanta bet on that TT?? I can get you to "show" PP
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:53:52 AM EDT
Neat site, kinda like Snopes. They have an artical on the second amendment. Check out this one on Russian Roulette: [url]http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a991022.html[/url}
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:29:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:36:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Yes it is true. It was in my history book from the 70's and 80's. Thank God I learned the real history of the world. Now that history has been re-written for the pc generation of the 90's and the new millennium, you will find many numerous and missing facts. Just take a look at Pearl Harbor as an example. Its our fault the Japs attacked us.
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PBS did a show about Mark Twain's, "Tom Sawyer" and changed "Injun Joe" to "Crazy Joe". "Liberal" is a misnomer because they desire the most restrictions on constitutional rights, freedom of speech and freedom of thought, and the most government interference in the lives of citizens. The term, "leftist" is a more accurate.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 10:56:11 AM EDT
i thought Queen Elizabeth was the the ho that was banging seattle slew
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 11:19:06 AM EDT
I have found thestraightdope to be nothing like snopes. Snopes will say "unknown." TSD however will offer opinion as fact when no facts are certain. I'd rather be told "nobody knows for sure."
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 11:19:14 AM EDT
Grody to the max! [:D]
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 11:40:52 AM EDT
You mean Hillary wasn't the first to try it?
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:14:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher214: You mean Hillary wasn't the first to try it?
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Cape buffalo, I believe. -hanko
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:16:02 PM EDT
Ohhhh, ok, I knew it was some sort of large disgusting hairy beast... well other than Bill.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:58:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 2:34:28 PM EDT
A horse is a horse of course of course...
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 3:14:49 PM EDT
I remember watching a documentory about Catherine the Great late last year where they discussed this. The documentory said she actually died on a toilet and it was a while before anyone noticed she was missing and went looking for her. They claimed the story about the horse was made up and came from Poland out of anger against the Russian control of Poland at the time.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 3:43:14 PM EDT
This is one i never heard.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 3:46:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rogerdodger: i thought Queen Elizabeth was the the ho that was banging seattle slew
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If you look at the pics you'll have a hard time deciding who is the horse.Thank god Diana injected some good looking genes into that inbred cesspool.
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