Yeah, I had a conversation with a coworker about the Mayan calendar, in which said coworker talked about how the Mayans were wiped out by the “spaniels.”
That particular coworker fancied himself a history buff. One evening he began to expound, at length, about how important the city of Constantinople was to ancient commerce. It sat in an important spot along the trade routes, so all of the important products passed through. My coworker began listing the important products. He came up with three.
“Silk, spices . . . poisons.”
It was at that moment that I realized that this “history buff’ learned everything he knew about history from playing the Assassins Creed games.