Am quite aware of the known fact that acquiring knowledge doesn't rely only on natural intelligence? It involves as we all know, formal education, studies, research, experiences, e.t.c. Allow me to put this into a test.
I know that the word AFRO stands for Africans Fighting Racism and Oppression. I also know that Tupac and Biggie are dead but people say otherwise just to relive their memories. I know apple phones can be eaten. laughs. Just being silly there, but on a more serious note, I can state the below:
I know for a fact that science relates the origin of the universe to the Bing Bang theory which occurred some billions of years ago. It has been studied and proven that Milky Way, which houses our solar system, happens to be the youngest of all galaxies known to man. Religion, on the contrary, gives credit to God Almighty for creating the universe.
I know all about Alexander The Great. The man who conquered mighty Persia. The youngest man ever to rule almost the entire world. His historic battles from ancient Greece to cultural Egypt and elephant warlords of India. Unfortunately, he died from poisoning in the year 323 BC at the age of 32.
I know that Michael Jackson is one of the greatest singers of our time. He is probably one name I believe to be more famous than Jackie Chan and Coca-cola. His music touched the whole world. During the course of his career, he made so many records like winning 8 grammys in one night of 1984. Though he died in debt, his estate has made a record estimated $2billion since his passing in June of 2009 with over $800 million in 2017 alone. Even in death, he still makes records.
I am aware of certain history which states that Christmas isn't the actual birthdate of Christ. Roman pagans back then introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between 17-25 of December. It was one of the most important celebrations for them. In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the celebration hoping to take pagan masses with it. Chritian leaders succeeded in turning into Christianity large number of pagans by promising them they could continue to celebrate Saturnalia as Christians. And so it stuck. There is no record for the actual birthdate of Christ as the new testament gives no date. The earliest gospel, St Mark's written in 65 CE begins with only the baptism of an adult Jesus. This suggests that the early Christians lacked interest or knowledge in Jesus birthdate. However, Jesus birth was determined by an abbot of the Roman monestry, a schythian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, who made certain calculations with the pre-christian era years, Emperor Augustus 43 years of reign and Luke 3:1,23 record of Jesus death at 30 years minus Emperor Tiberius 15 year of reign who took over from Augustus. He arrived at August 28 which will put Jesus birthdate at 754 AUC.
I know that the ancient secret cult, Illuminati isn't what people mistake it for. It was founded by one Bavarian professor in May of 1776. It was founded on the bases of enlightenment with principles and goals opposed to injustice, superstitions, religious influence over public life and abuse of state power. In the years of 1784 - 1790, they were outlawed through edict by Bavarian ruler Charles Theodore upon recommendations and pressure of the Catholic church. It is still unclear if they continued underground.
I also know of the greatest prophet, a French physician and seer by the name, Nostradamus who died July of 1566. Very little was know about him until he published his first book of prophecies in 1555. He stormed the world by surprise as all his prophecies were over 90% accurate. Some of his prophecies include the French Revolution, Hitler and the second world war, 9/11 attacks and even his own death and desecration of his grave to mention a few. He was able to see more than centuries into time as over 1000 of his prophecies will occur way past our generation.
I can remember researching through Mao Zedong, one of the greatest leaders ever to rule China. He is famous for the communist movement, fight for women's right and many more. Unfortunately, his also known for the infamous Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution initiatives which greatly affected China with massive famine and depleting economy respectively.
I know a lot of more than words and characters will allow me to say. So now the question goes to you.
How well do you think my general knowledge is?