From UC Santa Barbara history professor Albert S. Lindemann's list of his favorite student essay efforts:
Magellan disproved the theory of a flat earth by circumventing the globe.
Sir Francis Drake circumcised the globe with a 100-foot clipper.
Also interesting in the middle ages is the male chauvinism apparent. In those years, most monks were men.
During the Renaissance, man began to reach out and explore himself.
Berlin became the decadent capital of the new republic, where all sorts of sexual deprivations were practiced. A huge anti-Semantic movement arose.