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    This Museum Found An Eighteenth-Century Teen's Doodle Of A Chicken Wearing Pants And The Course Of History Has Forever Been Altered

    Studies have shown that teens have been doodling pant-clad chickens for centuries.

    This is the Museum of English Rural Life β€” also known as the MERL β€” in Reading, England. It houses a lot of historical artifacts like paintings, weavings, and photographs from farmers and craftspeople back in the day.

    The MERL also has an absolute FIRE Twitter.

    What should our spooky Halloween name be? The Museum of:

    Anywho, the MERL recently tweeted out this thread that shook the internet to its humblest of cores. Here's how it started, ever so enticingly:

    So I'm thinking, "Oh, diaries?! DUST πŸ‘ OFF πŸ‘ THAT πŸ‘ EIGHTEENTH πŸ‘ CENTURY πŸ‘ TEA. πŸ‘"

    E!

    So now I'm like:

    E!

    (Just to clarify: The person with this Paper Source-employee-worthy handwriting was only THIRTEEN. YEARS. OLD.)

    E!

    ^ Richard Beale at age 13

    E!

    Me rn:

    E!
    E!
    E!
    E!

    History as we know it has changed.

    Goodbye.

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