Gandhi's Diet, Marie Antoinette's Cake Shop: Top 7 'Historical Tweets' Of Dreams That Went Awry (PHOTOS, POLL)

Last week, we broke the news that Twitter has--like the moon and stars--always existed, and we shared the Top 7 Presidential Tweets of All Time just to prove it.

This week, our continued scholarly research into Twitter's secret backlog uncovered seven tweets that prove hindsight is indeed 20/20. These historical figures followed their dreams and stuck out their chins, only to catch fate's backhand. The stinging pain led to wisdom we now revere.

One can only hope future generations--when studying our deeply philosophical anthology of "I <3 Justin Bieber" and "#ThreeWordsAfterSex" tweets--give us the same level of respect.

In related news, our new humor book Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World releases TODAY in bookstores and online in the U.S. and Canada. The book features the best of, and over 80 brand-new, never-before-seen tweets from the likes of Noah and his Ark, Julius Caesar, Christopher Columbus, Harriet Tubman, and the King of Tweets himself: Michael Jackson.

It's the perfect gift for history buffs, high school or college grads, and mothers with loving children (Mother's Day is May 9th - you're welcome).

For more, visit or follow @historicaltweet on Twitter.

Next week: The Top 7 Historical Tweets from History's Historical Hotties.

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