A history professor’s video showing a slew of people who were totally stumped when he asked them which major religious event unfolded 500 years ago is quite comical.
Craig Harline, a professor at Brigham Young University, set out to ask people whether they’re aware of what unfolded in the year 1517 (hint: it was the Reformation, an event sparked, in part, by Martin Luther).
Their responses will get you laughing, as the reactions range from “I have no idea” to “You picked the worst person for this” to “Some people must have died. There was a hanging here or there” — and even some suggesting that some event might have unfolded involving the Mayflower.
And they didn’t fare much better when Harline gave them “Martin” as a clue, with some interview subjects assuming that “Martin Luther King” was somehow involved in the five-century old event.
Watch it all unfold below:
The Reformation was a “religious revolution” that took Christianity by storm in the 16th century and helped spark the formation of Protestantism, according to Britannica.