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The Toilet is Over There

This is pretty silly. Have you ever noticed how many military portraits have a commander pointing into the distance? The idea is that he's going to lead his forces in that direction. Oxford historian Dr. Jonathan Healey imagines that they are pointing their men to the nearest toilet in unfamiliar territory, or instructing them to go over there to do their business.

After posting some examples to Twitter, other people joined in the fun.   

There are a lot more of these that you might want to check out for a laugh.  -via Metafilter


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