Thursday, March 12, 2015

Crazy emperor

We learned this little tidbit while studying Japanese history:

"Emperor Taisho developed a mental illness that left him incapacitated.  In 1913, he rolled his prepared speech into a telescope and stared at the assembly through it instead of reading it."

We probably shouldn't have laughed at the emperor's mental illness, but we sure did.  We even went around reenacting it all day. 

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