2. Sarah Palin, on Paul Revere
Forget everything you think you know about the tale of Paul Revere, who famously warned colonists of the impending arrival of British troops. Apparently it didn't go down that way--at least according to former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, a clear expert on the matter. Of the historical figure's legendary Midnight Ride in 1775, the Going Rogue author governor offered the following:
''He who warned, uh, the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.''
Per Palin, Revere was warning the British all along! Who knew? Certainly not centuries' worth of historians. We can hardly wait to hear her rehash the tale of Martin Luther King Jr.'s role in the Civil War.