The Sun Dumbs Down History, in Hold Ye Front Page

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Sun has done its historical front page joke before, in a series of print books released several years ago. Now it's recycling the content online, in a supposedly "educational website" for the culturally unaware. And children.

The paper's Hold Ye Front Page archive revisits events from the beginning of time, with the paper creating a bombastic, tabloid tale about the creation of the universe, a dramatic full-page photo of the crucifixion, plus pieces about Darwin and the origin of man.

It also covers the birth of "gadgets" such as the first stone tool, Charles Babbage's invention of the adding machine ("We've Been Add!") and the arrival of cinema. [The Sun]